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The COVID-19 Update provides the latest news and resources to help community partners plan, prepare, and respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Latest News

Governor Whitmer reopens retail, restaurants, and offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City regions

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retails businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both in the northern part of the state.

Governor Whitmer signs executive order expanding worker protections as Michigan reengages sectors of the economy

Executive Order 2020-91 requires all businesses to adhere to strict safety guidelines to protect their workers, their patrons, and their communities from infection.

Michigan receives additional $35.1 million to help struggling households pay energy costs

The State of Michigan has been awarded more than $35 million in additional federal funding to help vulnerable households struggling to afford utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDHHS issues emergency order reinforcing executive orders 2020-69, 2020-71, 2020-91 and 2020-92

MDHHS Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order Monday, May 18, finding that the procedures and restrictions in Executive Orders 2020-69, 2020-71, 2020-91 and 2020-92 are needed to control the COVID-19 epidemic, reinforcing the governor’s orders and allowing for civil fines of up to $1,000 and referral to licensing agencies for violations.

Take Action – How You Can Help

Contain COVID

Michigan is using a 1-2-3 plan to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. These tools are critical to reopening our economy while keeping our communities safe. By taking this seriously and doing their part, all Michiganders can be part of the solution.

Find a Job in Health Care

Health care organizations across Michigan are hiring full-time, part-time, and temporary staff to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

You can make a difference to fight and slow the spread of COVID-19. Your time, talent and donations will have an impact now.


Mental Health Resources

If you’re feeling emotional distress caused by COVID-19, this page offers many ways you can connect to emotional-support services without leaving home.

How to Wear a Face Covering

Recommendations for the general public about how to use face coverings in the safest and most effective way.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Tool

Visual COVID-19 tool for deaf and hard of hearing.

Executive Orders & Directives

An updated list of the COVID-19 Executive Orders and Directives.