Governor extends State of Emergency

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Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is extending the State of Emergency until October 27.

Whitmer’s office says the executive order will allow the state to quickly mobilize resources and take steps to protect the health and safety of Michigan residents in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor has also extended four other executive orders – one encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation.

Whitmer has also extended restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities.

COVID-19 protocols for entry into Michigan Department of Corrects facilities and transfers to and from custody have also been extended along with enhanced early-release authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers.

Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements concerning the renewal of licenses for the foodservice industry have also been extended.