Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

On Tuesday, March 10, Michigan’s Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency as the state’s first positive cases of COVID-19 were identified. The emergency declaration enables the state to quickly deploy resources (equipment, supplies and/or personnel) to local jurisdictions to support their response efforts in combatting the spread of COVID-19.

On Monday, March 23, Governor Whitmer instituted Executive Order No. 2020-21, which states that to suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is reasonable and necessary to direct residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Click here for a summary of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.

Executive Order 2020-21 Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life - Stay Home, Stay Safe


The CDC has provided extensive information and guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). This helpful website includes how to prepare, steps to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you do get sick.