October 1, 2020

Whitmer Extends Michigan Emergency Declaration

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended the state’s declaration of emergency as Michigan continues to combat the coronavirus.

Whitmer on Friday signed Executive Order 2020-165, which extends the emergency declaration through Sept. 4. The declaration was set to expire on Tuesday.

“We are in a crucial time in our fight against COVID-19, and we must do everything we can to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the brave men and women on the front lines of this crisis from a second wave,” Whitmer said in a statement. “Today, I signed new emergency and disaster declarations using independent sources of statutory authority to continue saving lives. I will continue to use every tool at my disposal to protect Michiganders from the spread of this virus.

“I want to remind everyone in Michigan to wear a mask, practice safe physical distancing, and do everything in your power to fight COVID-19.”

A state of emergency is different than a statewide stay-home order, which was lifted in Michigan back in June. The emergency status allows the state governor to issue certain orders and restrictions on residents due to the emergency.

 

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