Latest COVID-19 Policies and News

Latest news from the State of Michigan in response to the COVID-19 virus.


Michigan announces new case reporting format for COVID-19
03/16/20. As of tomorrow, March 17, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin reporting COVID-19 case numbers at a new time with new metrics.


Michigan Department of Civil Rights offices open by appointment only
03/16/20. Due to Governor Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will close all offices to walk-in traffic, effective immediately until further notice. Individuals who have an appointment will be admitted to the Department’s offices.


Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Restaurants and Lodging Association encouraging support of restaurants through take-out, delivery options
03/16/20. Restaurants may still offer delivery services, window service, walk-up service, drive-through, or drive-up service. Restaurants may allow five people inside at a time to pick up orders, so long as they stay six feet apart from each other.


Michigan Welcome Centers closing
03/16/20. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be closing the information lobbies at all Michigan Welcome Centers until further notice.


Liquor Licenses reminded to stop dine-in services for bars, restaurants, today at 3 p.m.
03/16/20. Per Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-9, all dine-in services at bars and restaurants will end today at 3 p.m.


Governor Whitmer expands unemployment benefits for Michigan Works
03/16/20. Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-10 to temporarily expand unemployment benefits.


Governor Whitmer signs Executive Order temporarily lifting weight restrictions on roads
03/16/20. Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-12 temporarily lifts weight restrictions for vehicles carrying supplies to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.