Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs 6 COVID-19 bills into law
Gretchen Whitmer has signed six bills from the state’s new COVID-19 legislation into law. “Right now, Michigan is seeing a record number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and these bills will help us protect each other as we continue to fight this virus,” Whitmer said. The bill requires updates from MDHHS on its website weekly regarding certain COVID-19 metrics and visitation policies. It also requires the publishing of historic nursing home COVID-19 data. House Bill 6293House Bill 6293 codifies in law certain expanded COVID-19 testing services that Whitmer provided for through executive orders.
Michigan health officials issue coronavirus regulations mirroring Gov. Whitmer’s previous orders
LANSING, Mich – Michigan health officials have issued several coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations that mirror those previously put in place by Gov. The Supreme Court ruled that the 1945 law Whitmer used to issue orders without the approval of legislators unconstitutional. Mask rulesMasks must be worn during any gatherings at businesses, offices, schools, childcare facilities, sporting events and other non-residential events, officials said. Capacity limitsIn every Michigan region except for Region 6 (the Traverse City Region), gatherings at retail stores, libraries and museums can’t exceed 50% of the maximum capacity. Local health departments and law enforcement officers are authorized to investigate and enforce the terms of this order.