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COVID-19 News Releases

Governor Whitmer Executive Orders 

  1. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Scope of Practice Laws, Allowing Qualified Physician Assistants, Nurses to Treat COVID-19 patients (March 30) 
  2. Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into Michigan Department of Corrections facilities and transfers to and from Department custody; temporary recommended COVID-19 protocols and enhanced early-release authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers (March 29)
  3. Restoring water service to occupied residences during the COVID-19 pandemic (March 28)
  4. Conducting elections on May 5, 2020 using absent voter ballots (March 27)
  5. Extension of April 2020 Michigan income tax filing deadlines (March 26) 
  6. Temporary enhancements to operational capacity,flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies (March 25)
  7. Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing (March 24)
  8. "Stay Home. Stay Safe." Orderclick here to read the full orderClick here to read summarized press release. (March 23)
  9. Temporary Restrictions On The Use Of Places of Public Accommodation (March 20) 
  10. Temporary Prohibition Against Entry To Premises For The Purpose Of Removing Or Excluding A Tenant Or Mobile Home Owner From Their Home (March 19) 
  11. Enhanced Restrictions On Price Gouging (March 18) 
  12. Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedure (March  17)
  13. Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 emergency (March 16)
  14. Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards (March 15)
  15. Temporary extension of deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes (March 14) 
  16. Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities (March 13) 
  17. Enhanced support for deliveries (March 12) 
  18. Temporary prohibition on large assemblages and events, temporary school closures - Rescission of Executive Order 2020-5 (March 11)
  19. Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing (March 10) 
  20. Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities Rescission of Executive Order 2020-6 (March 7) 
  21.  Declaration of State of Emergency (March 4)
  22. Signs Executive Order Removing Barriers to Remote Transactions and Estate Planning (April 8) 
  23. Signs Executive Order Temporarily Extending Experation of Driver's License, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registration (April 13) 
  24. Signs Executive Order on Places of Public Accommodation, Weight Restrictions on Roads, and Administrative Hearings by Video Conference (April 13)
  25. Signs Executive Order Offering Financial Relief for Bars and Restraunts With On- Premises Liquor Licenses (April 13)
  26. Extends Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Evictions and Imposing Restrictions on Price Gouging (April 17)
  27. Futures for Frontliners (April 29)
  28. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Safety Measures Protecting Consumers, Emplyees (May 2)
  29. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Re-Open Construction & Real Estate Safely (May 1) 
  30. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Telehealth Options for Michiganders (May 14)
  31. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Providing Relief from Tax Appeals Deadlines (May 14)
  32. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Evictions (May 14)
  33. Governor Whitmer Announces Process to Chart Path for the Safe Equitable Reopening of Schools (May 15)
  34. Health Insurance Enrollment Deadlines Approaching for Michiganders who Lost Job or Experienced a Drop in Income 
  35. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Eviction Diversion Program (June 26) 
  36. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Modifying Telehealth Options 
  37. Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Protection For Migrant Agriculture 
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Local Press Releases: 

MEDC Expands Two Community Developmental Programs, Launches New Website to Support Small Business and Downtown COVID-19 Recovery Efforts - Click to view the link press release
Muskegon County Announces Expanded COVID-19 Testing Options; Click here to view press release
HealthWest Nurses Begin Testing for COVID-19 in Congregate Living Facilities; Click here to view press release
The Michigan Veterans Affaris Agency Continues to Serve Veterans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic; Click here to view the press release
Ag Nessel Confirmation Executive Orders Enforceable; Attorney General Sends Guidance to Local authroitieis; Click here for the press release 
Mercy Health Drive Thru, click here for their press release (April 7) 
MDHHS and Courts Partner to Return Children Home from Foster Care Safely During COVID-19 Pandemic; click here for their press release 
Partnership Addresses Need for Emerrgency Food During COVID-19; Click here for their press release  
Mercy Health Location Consolidating Services; click the link for press release (April 13)
Muskegon County Courts; click the link for press release (April 13) 
Every Woman's Place, click here for updates (March 25th)   
AT&Tclick here to download their one-pager for their customers (March 25th)
HealthWest, click the link to view their press release (March 17th)
Kids' Food Basket; click the link to view their press release (March 16th)
Mercy Health; click the link to view their press release
Spectrum; click the link to view their press release
DTE Energy; click the link to view their press release 
Mercy Health, Metro Health; click the link to view their press release
AgeWell Services; click the link to view their press release (April 15)
Michigan Small Business Relief Program; click the link to view the press release
Expanding Capacity for Disaster Relief; click the link to view the press release
AgeWell - Senior Curbside Meal Distribution; Click the link to view the press release 
MDHSS - Resources for Sexual Assult Survivors continue during COVID-19; Click the link to view the press release
Michigan Deparment of Labor & Economic Opportunity; Click the link to view the latest changes and updates to the website

Extension of April 2020 Michigan income tax filing deadlines

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