UPDATED: OCTOBER 21, 2020
Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 Executive Orders:
NOTE: The Michigan Supreme Court ruled on October 2, 2020 that Governor Whitmer lacks the power to issue executive orders in response to COVID-19 without consent from the Legislature. Although the Governor asked the Supreme Court to allow the orders to stand an additional 28 days, the Court responded that no extension was permissible and that all executive orders are invalidated with the October 2 ruling.
Because the orders are no longer valid, binding or enforceable, this list of Executive Orders is complied here for background/reference purposes only. However, it is important to note that many of the orders have been replaced with action taken by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other state agencies through a different legal justification. Those orders are compiled here <<hotlink to Emergency Order/Rules list coming soon>>.
- Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19 (Executive Order 2020-184)
- Safe Start (Executive Order 2020-183)
- Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19 (Executive Order 2020-175)
- Protecting Workers Who Stay Home When They or Close Contacts are Sick (Executive Order 2020-172)
- Anti-Retaliation Order Specifying Situations Whereby Individuals Must Stay Home/Quarantine (Executive Order 2020-166)
- Masks: Require in Indoor Public Spaces, Mandate Businesses to Refuse Service (Executive Order 2020-153)
- Restrictions on events, gatherings, businesses
- Unemployment Executive Order Expanding Benefits and Noncharging of Employers (Executive Order 2020-76)