Live stream: Biden to sign executive orders updating immigration system
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden talks with a protester objecting to his stance on deportations during a town hall at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. President Joe Biden's administration has deported hundreds of people in its first days in office despite the president's campaign pledge to halt most deportations at the beginning of his term. That guidance went into effect Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, file)(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Live stream: President Joe Biden to discuss response to economic crisis, sign executive orders
President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office just hours after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is expected to deliver remarks on his administration’s response to the economic crisis at 2:45 p.m. on Friday. It follows Democratic President Joe Biden’s campaign pledge to halt new drilling on federal lands and end the leasing of publicly owned energy reserves as part of his plan to address climate change. Its effect could be further blunted by companies that stockpiled enough drilling permits in Trump’s final months to allow them to keep pumping oil and gas for years. But there are other ways an ambitious Biden administration could make it harder for permit holders to extract oil and gas.
Gov. Whitmer on possibility of another Michigan shutdown: ‘We’re at a dangerous moment'
Gretchen Whitmer was asked about the possibility of the state shutting down again due to rising COVID-19 cases, and she called right now “a dangerous moment." On Wednesday, Michigan officials reported 1,597 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as 33 deaths. Before Wednesday’s update, the seven-day moving average for new cases in Michigan was at 1,670 -- the highest ever. READ: How COVID-19 cases are trending in each Michigan region as numbers worsen statewide“I’m just going to be frank: Our numbers are not good,” Whitmer said Wednesday at her COVID-19 press briefing. Whitmer said the numbers reported right now indicate there will likely be more hospitalizations in the coming weeks.
How COVID-19 cases are trending in each Michigan region as numbers worsen statewide
LANSING, Mich. – As the total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases sharply rises throughout Michigan, the state’s top medical official revealed concerning trends in a region-by-region breakdown. In the Kalamazoo Region, officials said there are 211 positive cases per million people per day and a 6.7% positivity rate. The Grand Rapids Region is at 155 cases per million people per day and 4.6% positivity, Khaldun said. Michigan’s lowest case rate is in the Traverse City Region, where officials report 62 cases per million people per day and a positivity rate of 3%, according to Khaldun. Both the case rate and the test positivity rate are increasing over the past two weeks in that ration, however.
Michigan Supreme Court: Gov. Whitmer’s COVID orders no longer in effect
DETROIT – The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the state’s request for a transition window for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic orders after her powers were struck down earlier this month. But on Monday, the court denied the motion, ruling Whitmer’s orders are no longer in effect. MDHHS issues ordersSince the court ruling, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has started issuing its own emergency orders, much of them mirroring Gov. Public action is critical to saving Michiganders' lives.”Read more: Michigan health officials issue coronavirus regulations mirroring Gov.
Michgan Senate to return to Lansing, address coronavirus-related orders
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Senate is set to go into session Thursday and take up coronavirus-related orders nearly a week after Michigan Supreme Court ruled to strike down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders. In a split decision, the state Supreme Court overturned a 1945 law that Whitmer had been using to kick out executive orders with no checks and balances from Legislature. The court also said in a unanimous decision that all of Whitmer’s executive orders past April 30 are not valid because there was no input from the state Legislature. However, days of Whitmer issuing executive orders are over unless it’s a deal reached with the Legislature.
President Trump calls Michigan Supreme Court ruling ‘BIG win’
LANSING, Mich. – President Donald Trump went after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Twitter Wednesday. Trump relished Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down Whitmer’s Emergency Orders. The president retweeted a post about the governor losing at the Michigan Supreme Court by calling it great news for the people of Michigan and also overstates auto company expansion. Since the ruling, counties and municipalities have issued their own orders reinstating most of Whitmer’s original orders for their jurisdictions. READ: List: Michigan counties issue emergency coronavirus orders after state Supreme Court ruling
Coronavirus order chaos in Michigan: Here’s where things stand
Late Friday afternoon (Oct. 2), the Michigan Supreme Court delivered a bombshell ruling striking down Michigan Gov. On Sunday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced her office would no longer enforce the governor’s emergency orders. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new order restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings and limiting some businesses across the state. MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said this new order relies on authorities that were first enacted after the Spanish Flu of 1918, and that were not at issue in the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision. For now, the MDHHS order is in effect across Michigan.
Whitmer calls it ‘concerning’ that top Republican in Michigan is 'an anti-masker’
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said over the weekend that he wouldn’t support any type of mask mandate in the state of Michigan. Days later, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued regulations regarding masks, gatherings and some businesses across the state. “I think that those comments show you a real disdain for science and ignorance of the epidemiology that we are up against,” Whitmer said. She cited public health experts and scientists who support masks as a means to stop the spread of COVID-19. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Vaccines :Outbreaks :Unemployment :Individual stories :
More COVID-19 orders will be issued for Michigan in ‘coming hours and days,’ Gov. Whitmer believes
LANSING, Mich. – More coronavirus (COVID-19) orders for the state of Michigan will be issued “in the coming hours and days,” Gov. Whitmer expressed her support for the guidelines issued Monday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Just days after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the governor’s emergency orders, MDHHS issued regulations regarding masks, gatherings and some businesses across the state. “We are aligned, and I’m very pleased with the action (MDHHS) is taking,” Whitmer said. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Vaccines :Outbreaks :Unemployment :Individual stories :
Michiganders could lose unemployment benefits if no action is taken in next few days, Whitmer says
LANSING, Mich. – Hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents could lose their unemployment benefits if lawmakers don’t act in the next few days, according to Gov. On Tuesday, she called on the Republican-leg legislature to return to the Capitol and negotiate new orders. The two side haven’t been able to reach agreements since Whitmer extended the state of emergency without legislative approval in April. “These are the men and women who’ve lost a job and were counting on expanded benefits to put food on the table for their kids,” Whitmer said. On Sept. 8, Whitmer signed a bill to allow Michigan residents who qualify for unemployment to earn an extra $300 per week.
Gov. Whitmer calls out Michigan lawmakers: ‘I’m here in the Capitol today. The legislature’s not.’
“The legislature’s not.”On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Republican-leg legislatures, saying the 1945 law Whitmer used to issue executive orders without legislative approval is unconstitutional. “I’m hoping that they will cancel their October recess and get back to work,” Whitmer said. While she said she’s open to negotiate, Whitmer reiterated a stance she’s taken throughout the last seven months. “I’m ready to work with the legislature, but I’m never going to negotiate when it comes to doing the right thing and protecting the people’s health,” Whitmer said. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Vaccines :Outbreaks :Unemployment :Individual stories :
Michigan Gov. Whitmer says court’s ruling does not eliminate all of her COVID-19 protections
LANSING, Mich. – Four days after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down her coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency orders, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the ruling doesn’t mean all of her protections against the virus have been eliminated. Whitmer spoke about the status of her coronavirus restrictions before a news conference about voting safety in Michigan. She called on the Republican-led legislature to work toward an agreement for coronavirus safety restrictions going forward. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Vaccines :Outbreaks :Unemployment :Individual stories :
Whitmer predicts ‘uncertainty, disruption, risk to economy’ in Michigan after coronavirus orders struck down
Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan will have to grapple with uncertainty, disruption and greater risk to the economy after the state’s Supreme Court struck down her coronavirus (COVID-19) executive orders last week. The governor spoke about the recent back-and-forth over coronavirus restrictions in the state before a news conference about voting safety in Michigan. Whitmer said her actions throughout the coronavirus pandemic have saved “thousands of lives,” but accused the Republican-led legislature and the Michigan Supreme Court of putting those lives at risk. “As a result of this action, with the court’s action, the legislature’s action, our COVID-19 cases could likely go up,” Whitmer said. Whitmer said she hopes Michigan residents will continue to follow the science by wearing masks, socially distancing and washing their hands frequently.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Statewide mask requirement remains in effect
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's health department issued a mask requirement and other coronavirus restrictions Monday, just days after the state Supreme Court invalidated a 75-year-old emergency powers law that underpinned Gov. The ruling nullified all virus-related orders issued after April 30. It means Whitmer must negotiate with lawmakers to extend a state of emergency and any new underlying COVID-19 orders she writes. However, the administration can control an epidemic under a 1978 public health law that was not at issue in the case, though its authority is narrower. He said a different state department would soon issue workplace safety rules, like restaurant capacity limits, mirroring ones that were nixed under the court ruling.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer wants clarification on when coronavirus orders will no longer be in effect
Gretchen Whitmer is asking for clarification on when her coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency orders will no longer be in effect. On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Whitmer did not have the authority to issue executive orders without the approval of the state legislature. Conflicting messages from different branches of the Michigan government has left many wondering when the powers will no longer be in effect. Whitmer will continue using every tool at her disposal to keep Michigan families, frontline workers, and small businesses safe from this deadly virus. During this crucial transition, we will work closely with the governor and leaders everywhere to protect our workers whose jobs were affected by COVID-19.”
What’s going on with coronavirus orders in Michigan? Just look at Wisconsin
Gretchen Whitmer on Friday, stating that she did not have the authority to issue public health orders without legislative approval. Wisconsin virus cases are surgingIt’s been five months since the ruling, but now -- the virus is out of control in Wisconsin. Wisconsin health officials on Saturday said the state set a single-day record for COVID-19 cases with nearly 2,900 positive tests. A county health official in Wisconsin says he’s frustrated with the lack of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and is quitting. The number of people hospitalized in Wisconsin reached a record-high of 737 on Sept. 30, according to state health officials and the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
Wayne County Exec.: Science-based, regional approach necessary in wake of ruling on Gov.'s Emergency Orders
DETROIT – Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans is urging the governor, the Legislature, and the leaders of Michigan’s most populous counties to take the next 19 days to devise a comprehensive, facts-based approach to control the spread of COVID-19. Evans said the plan should keep residents safe and recognize the unique challenges different regions face. The governor’s emergency orders with respect to COVID-19 will expire on Oct. 23. “No county has suffered more under the pandemic than Wayne County,” Evans said. He added Wayne County will work with the state and its regional neighbors on coming up with a comprehensive, long-term pandemic response.
Michigan Supreme Court ruling against Gov. Whitmer’s virus order: What happens next?
Gretchen Whitmer has been making decisions under the power granted to her by the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945. Gen. Mike McDaniel, associate dean of Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School and specializes in homeland and national security law. McDaniel said until the previous federal judge rolls the decision into a court order, nothing has changed. “It’s going to be 21 days after there’s a final order that these will have any legal effect at all,” McDaniel said. Whitmer released a statement in response to the ruling, as well as Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband and Michigan U.S.
Gov. Whitmer signs order extending protection for Michigan residents, staff members at long-term care facilities
Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday to extend protection for residents and staff members at long-term care facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. “From day one, I have taken action to protect both seniors and staff in long-term care facilities from COVID-19. “That’s why we have been working around the clock to protect our seniors and aggressively following CDC guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes. I signed an order months ago requiring testing for all residents and staff and new residents, and my administration has helped get nursing homes thousands of tests. According to the press release, the centers “will be care units dedicated exclusively to caring for and isolating COVID-19-affected residents.”The order also requires nursing homes to inform legal guardians or health proxies of residents or employees testing positive.
Michigan group surpasses signatures needed for petition against Gov. Whitmer’s emergency powers
Gretchen Whitmer of some of her emergency powers hit a major milestone after surpassing the number of signatures needed. The petition is from Unlock Michigan, who said it reached 400,000 signatures over the weekend. No one individual should have unilateral authority over all thing,” said Unlock Michigan State Co-Chair Ron Armstrong. According to the National Governor’s Association, 56 U.S. states and territories have active emergency orders right now. The official deadline for this specific kind of legislative initiative is in January although Unlock Michigan thinks without hurdles, the wait time could be 75 days.
Group tops 400K signatures to repeal Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s virus powers
Gretchen Whitmer, faced with lawsuits challenging her use of emergency powers to fight the coronavirus, could continue to prevail in court. If at least 340,000 signatures are deemed valid by the state elections board, the GOP-controlled Legislature would likely repeal the 1945 law rather than let it go to a 2022 public vote. A 1976 law, which requires legislative approval to extend a state of emergency, would remain intact. He urged people to consider if they would be OK with 2018 gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette or President Donald Trump, both Republicans, wielding emergency powers permanently with no need to consult lawmakers. If the 1945 law is rescinded, Whitmer's ability to reimpose restrictions would be subject to legislative negotiation.
It’s been 6 months since first COVID-19 cases in Michigan
It’s been six months since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Michigan. The first two cases were reported back on March 10, the night of the Presidential Primary Election in Michigan. At the time of Michigan’s first reported cases, about 800 cases had been reported in the U.S., with 29 deaths. Since then, Michigan has reported more than 108,000 additional COVID-19 cases, including more than 6,500 deaths. Since cases and deaths peaked in mid-April in Michigan, hospitalizations and ventilator use has declined and testing has increased.
Gov. Whitmer creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to combat systemic racism
Whitmer creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to combat systemic racismPublished: August 5, 2020, 5:28 pmMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a new order and directive to address racism and to expand training for state employees.
Gov. Whitmer creates Black Leadership Advisory Council to combat systemic racism
Gretchen Whitmer signed a new order and directive to address racism and to expand training for state employees. Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-163 establishes a new government panel to advise her on the treatment of Black Michiganders. READ: Michigan declares racism public health crisis, will require implicit bias training for state employeesThis pandemic has confirmed and highlighted the deadly nature of these preexisting inequities caused by systemic racism, Whitmer said. Her solution is the creation of the Black Leadership Advisory Council within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. We have a lot of work to do to eradicate the systemic racism that Black Americans have faced for generations, Whitmer said.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer declares racism as public health crisis, will require implicit bias training for state employees
Gretchen Whitmer signed a new order and directive to address racism and to expand training for state employees. The governor also signed Executive Directive 2020-9, recognizing racism as a public health crisis and taking initial steps to address it within state government. Under the Executive Directive, the governor asked MDHHS to make health equity a major goal, as well as required implicit bias training for all state employees. Thats why today, I am proud to create the Black Leadership Advisory Council of Michigan, said Governor Whitmer. Promoting the cultural arts within the Black community through coordinated efforts, advocacy, and collaboration with state government.
Whitmer signs directive to strengthen enforcement of Michigan COVID-19 orders
Gretchen Whitmer is working to make sure her executive orders issued in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are being enforced. Enforcement of my executive orders is a key part of ensuring that the resumption of activities does not contribute to the spread of this virus. “This includes any violation of relevant COVID-19 executive orders or epidemic orders. UPDATED: Tracking Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing dataMichigan masks orderNew rules about masks took effect July 13 in Michigan. No shirts, no shoes, no mask—no service,” Whitmer’s order statement reads.
Michigan limits indoor gatherings, sets limited open for casinos: What to know
Gretchen Whitmer issued amended orders on Wednesday to limit indoor gatherings, while setting a reopening date for Detroits casinos, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state. Indoor gatherings, barsThe amended order requires statewide indoor gatherings to be limited to 10 people. Detroit casinosAdditionally, under the new orders, Detroit casinos will also be allowed to open on Aug. 5, but their occupancy will be limited to 15% capacity. As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders cannot afford to drop our guard. After seeing a resurgence in cases connected to social gatherings across the state, we must further limit gatherings for the health of our community and economy.
Michigans new mask rules take effect today
DETROIT New rules about masks took effect in Michigan at midnight Monday. July 12, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 69,338; Death toll now at 6,068We are going to make sure everyone who walks in puts a mask on. RELATED: Michigan officials: Face mask exempt cards illegitimateIts the same situation at both Exodus Rooftop Lounge and Golden Fleece restaurant. When theyre getting up to be seated or going to the bathroom or exiting, a mask is mandatory, said Yanni Dionisopoulos. Were all in favor of that.He said he wished the stricter mask rules were issued earlier.
Michigan Retailers Association concerned about enforcing mask order
Executive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. July 11, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 68,948; Death toll now at 6,067As store and restaurant owners grapple with enforcing the new order on masks, the states largest association of retailers is criticizing the order and hoping Gov. The Michigan Retailers Association came out strongly against the order requiring businesses to enforce the mask requirements. Spokesperson Meegan Holland said the MRA had been working with Whitmers officer in hopes of a more strict mask order that would involve law enforcement. Part of the problem is that sales associates arent trained to do this kind of enforcement, Holland said.
List of Michigan pandemic executive orders that are still active
Gretchen Whitmer has issued more than 100 executive orders since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but most of those have expired or been replaced by subsequent orders. Here is a list of executive orders that are still in effect, according to the state. Each executive order on the list has details about what it changed, planned expiration dates and links to every full order. MORE: Here are all 109 executive orders issued by Whitmer during COVID-19 pandemicEO 2020-26: Extension of April 2020 Michigan income tax filing deadlinesIssued: March 27Rescinded by: NoneEnd: The end date will be the end of the declared state of emergency or a date reasonably related to the end of the declared state of emergency. Click here to view the full executive orderEO 2020-55: Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial DisparitiesIssued: April 20Rescinded by: NoneEnd: The end date will be the end of the declared state of emergency or a date reasonably related to the end of the declared state of emergency.
New order requires Michigan businesses to refuse entry to those who won’t wear mask
Executive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. The order requires any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions. The executive order takes effect at 12:01am on Monday, July 13. Governor Whitmer signed this executive order in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan and across the country. Executive Order 2020-147 amends and replaces the governor’s previous Executive Order 2020-114.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs order requiring masks in indoor, some outdoor public spaces
Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new Executive Order requiring masks in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor spaces as COVID-19 cases spike in the state. Executive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. Governor Whitmer signed this executive order in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan and across the country. Executive Order 2020-147 amends and replaces the governors previous Executive Order 2020-114. Whitmer said on Thursday that the state was considering tightening mask rules as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.
Violation of Michigan mask order now a misdemeanor subject to $500 fine
Executive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. The executive order takes effect at 12:01am on Monday, July 13. A willful violation of the order is a misdemeanor subject to a $500 criminal penalty, but no term of confinement may be imposed on individuals who violate the mask requirement. Governor Whitmer signed this executive order in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan and across the country. Executive Order 2020-147 amends and replaces the governors previous Executive Order 2020-114.
Michigan Retailers Association: Wear mask to shop, dont blame employees
The Michigan Retailers Association is telling shoppers to mask up while shopping to abide by Gov. While retailers and retail employees appreciate Gov. This puts retail employees in potentially dangerous situations when theyre forced to confront unmasked customers. We worry for retail employees safety and disagree with the overly aggressive penalties for retailers. When shopping, please wear a mask and understand that retailers are not to blame for the states mask requirement.
Michigan businesses required to enforce new mask mandate
Gretchen Whitmer signed a new Executive Order requiring Michiganders to wear masks in indoor public spaces and some outdoor public spaces. Executive Order 2020-147 reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. Additionally, businesses are required to refuse entry to people who do not wear a mask. Some customers were questioning why it seems like so many are fighting to wear a mask, putting businesses and their staff in the middle. You either choose to put the mask on or you got to choose to leave my building right now.
Michigan eases visitor restrictions on nursing homes, long-term care, juvenile facilities
DETROIT – Michigan is easing restrictions on visiting nursing homes and other care facilities for limited circumstances as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The orders allow expanded visitation in long-term care facilities including nursing homes, and in facilities for youth who are in child caring institutions or juvenile justice facilities. One order applies to residential long-term care facilities, which include nursing homes, homes for the aged, adult foster care facilities, hospice facilities, substance abuse disorder residential facilities, independent living facilities and assisted living facilities. The other order affects youth in congregate care facilities – known as child caring institutions – and juvenile justice facilities – also known as juvenile detention facilities. Safety requirements that facilities must follow to allow visitors can be found in the epidemic orders for residential long-term care facilities and for congregate care facilities.
Michigan governor extends restrictions on entering nursing homes
Gretchen Whitmer has extended an Executive Order that restricts visits to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Executive Order 2020-136 extends existing safety measures to maintain restrictions regarding entry to care facilities designed to protect vulnerable populations. Whitmer also signed Executive Order 2020-135, which creates the bipartisan Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Preparedness Task Force within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Preparedness Task Force will be charged with, among other things, analyzing relevant data on the threat of COVID-19 in nursing homes, and making recommendations to the governor on improving data quality, and releasing periodic reports to the governor on its findings and recommendations. The task force must produce a recommendation to the governor for an action plan on how to prepare nursing homes for any future wave of COVID-19 cases by August 31, 2020.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan state of emergency until July 16
Gretchen Whitmer has extended Michigan’s state of emergency until July 16. The state of emergency, which was first implemented at the end of March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, was set to expire Friday (June 19). Whitmer made it clear during a Wednesday briefing that it would be extended, and on Thursday, she made it official. Most of the state is currently in phase four of the governor’s reopening plan, with regions six and eight in phase five. “The data backs it up: The Stay Home, Stay Safe Order undeniably saved lives,” Whitmer said.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer extends protections for consumers, grocery store employees
Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-126 on Wednesday, extending safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies. This executive order will help us continue to protect employees and customers at grocery stores and pharmacies,” Whitmer said. Grocery stores and pharmacies must allocate at least two hours per week of shopping time for vulnerable populations. If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, the business must notify other employees without infringing on private health information. READ: Michigan is 1 of 2 states ‘on track to contain COVID,’ data shows
Michigan’s state of emergency will be extended beyond this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s current state of emergency is set to expire later this week, but Gov. On May 22, Whitmer extended the state of emergency until Friday (June 19). When asked about the approaching deadline Wednesday during her coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing, Whitmer said the state of emergency will continue. “Every state in the nation has some form of state of emergency ongoing,” Whitmer said. She didn’t provide specific details about when the state of emergency will be extended or what the new expiration date will be.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls attempts to strip her powers irresponsible, dangerous, foolish
Gretchen Whitmer said attempts to strip her of her powers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic irresponsible, dangerous and foolish.READ: Whitmer to outline next steps for schools to reopen this fallDuring her coronavirus press briefing Wednesday, Whitmer called out Republican lawmakers who have tried limit her authority in handling the pandemic. We still see attempts to take away my authority to take these actions, which made it all possible in the first place, Whitmer said. They followed through on that promise, but the Michigan Court of Claims ruled Whitmer has the authority to keep the state under a state of emergency without legislative approval. Whitmer said Michigan has been able to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases and move to phase four of the reopening plan because of those executive actions. I think that, in the midst of a global pandemic, its really important that we refrain from letting public health become a political football, Whitmer said.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer extends capacity for disaster relief child care services for essential workers
LANSING, Mich. Michigan Gov. Whitmer signed an executive order extending capacity for disaster relief child care services for essential workers amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Gretchen Whitmers executive orders that are still activeThe real heroes of this crisis are the medical workers, first responders and other essential workers who are putting their lives on the line for us every day and its important to ensure they have child care services available to them, Whitmer said. It also allows employers, like hospitals, to operate disaster relief child care center for their employees. Public and nonpublic schools can also be used to host a disaster relief child care center.
Here are all 140 executive orders issued by Michigan Gov. Whitmer during COVID-19 pandemic
LANSING, Mich. – Here is a list of all 140 executive orders Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including details about the changes, expiration dates and links to each full order. LIST: Michigan executive orders that are still activeSome of the executive orders have already expired or been rescinded by new orders. Individuals must, to the best of their ability, complete vehicle registrations or license renewals online during the declared states of emergency and disaster. It also authorizes the use of electronic signatures for satisfying signature requirements related to administrative procedural activities.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs order to expand COVID-19 testing; doctor’s order no longer needed
Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order on Tuesday to expand testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state. states that anyone who leaves their home for work, or has symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild symptoms), may receive a test at a community testing location without securing a doctor’s order in advance. Medical personnel will be available to order testing upon arrival. A person who wishes to be tested may call the Michigan coronavirus hotline at 1-888-535-6136 or visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest to find an appropriate testing location. “This Executive Order will pave the way for more community testing sites to open as we work towards our goal of 15,000 tests administered daily in Michigan.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard clarifies position on enforcement of Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Orders
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – In preparing our story on three local sheriffs who have gone on the record as not enforcing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders, Local 4 reporter Paula Tutman asked for all three sheriffs to join her for an interview to clarify their positions. READ: Several Michigan sheriffs say they won’t enforce Governor Whitmer’s Executive OrdersOakland County Sheriff Michael “Mike” Bouchard clarified his position in a later interview. READ: Shiawassee County Sheriff releases statement regarding Gov. Whitmer’s Executive OrdersWatch a portion of the interview above.
Shiawassee County Sheriff releases statement regarding Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Orders
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Mich. – On Monday, Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole addressed the concerns of residents regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders. READ: Several Michigan sheriffs say they won’t enforce Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders“We will respond to all calls for service and will address each call with a prudent use of discretion,” BeGole said. View the full statement below:
Several Michigan sheriffs say they wont enforce Governor Whitmers Executive Orders
VIEW: A timeline of closures, event bans, stay-at-home ordersAttorney General Dana Nessel spoke with Local 4 about what it means when law enforcement refuse to enforce the law. RELATED: 'We question some restrictions: Northern Michigan sheriffs say they wont strictly enforce COVID-19 Executive OrdersOakland County, Livingston County and Shiawasee County Sheriffs have said in one form or the other they will not enforce the executive order. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard was one of the first to publicly declare he would not enforce the executive order when it came to golf courses. The Livingston County Sheriff said the same when it came to a small independent Gym in Brighton. Its a slippery slope when you have law enforcement officials who arbitrarily choose the laws they will and will not enforce, Nessel said.
Michigan family who says they were forced out of home during COVID-19 pandemic get help
READ: Family says they’re out on the street after struggling to pay rent amid COVID-19 outbreak“Yesterday, there was really no light” Parks said. Parks and his wife said they were forced to leave their home after not being able to pay in the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They just been reaching out, trying to help,” Parks said. RELATED: AG sends cease and desist letter to Detroit apartment trying to illegally evict seniors during COVID-19 pandemicParks is looking into taking legal action. We need to help each other as much as possible, especially in this coronavirus epidemic,” Parks said.
'We question some restrictions’: Northern Michigan sheriffs say they won’t strictly enforce COVID-19 Executive Orders
MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich. – Several sheriffs in northern Michigan voiced their opposition of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Executive Orders, saying they won’t strictly enforce them. “While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority. While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority. Leelanau County Sheriff Mike BorkovichBenzie County Sheriff Ted SchendelManistee County Sheriff Ken FalkMason County Sheriff Kim Cole