Governor Whitmer: Michigan Residents Stay Home, Stay Safe

Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered Michigan residents to shelter in place starting at 12:01 AM on March 24, 2020. The order is in effect for at least the next three weeks. Individuals may only leave their homes under limited circumstances such as getting groceries, medical treatment or prescriptions, and going to work at as an essential worker.

“In just 13 days, we’ve gone from 0 to over 1,000 COVID-19 cases,” said Governor Whitmer. “This is an unprecedented crisis that requires all of us working together to protect our families and our communities. The most effective way we can slow down the virus is to stay home. I know this will be hard, but it will be temporary. If we all come together, get serious, and do our part by staying home, we can stay safe and save lives.”

The Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order (EO 2020-21) prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or conduct minimum basic operations such as necessary to sustain or protect life include those in health care and public health, law enforcement and public safety, grocery store workers, and more.

For those who have questions about the state’s actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8 AM – 5 PM daily.