Text of Documents on Coronavirus of Importance to the Legal Community at Your Fingertips


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Updated July 13, 2020

Governor’s Emergency Orders on COVID-19

Executive Order 2020-150: Temporary and limited relief from certain licensing and certification requirements applicable to COVID-19 response. July 13, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-149: Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements applicable to the renewal of licenses for the food-service industry. July 13, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-148: Enhanced protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. July 13, 2020.

Executive Order 2020-147: Masks. July 10, 2020

Executive Order 2020-146: Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into Michigan Department of Corrections facilities and transfers to and from Department custody; temporary recommended COVID-19 protocols and enhanced early-release authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers. July 9, 2020

Executive Order 2020-145: Safeguards to protect Michigan's workers from COVID-19. July 9, 2020

Executive Order 2020-144: Restoring water service to occupied residences during the COVID-19 pandemic. July 8, 2020

Executive Order 2020-143: Closing indoor service at bars. July 1, 2020

Executive Order 2020-141: Providing alternative notice of public hearings under Michigan's tax abatement statutes. June 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-140: Temporary suspension of youth work permit application requirements. June 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-138: Encouraging the use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 emergency. June 29, 2020

Executive Order 2020-137: Protecting the food supply and migrant and seasonal agricultural workers from the effects of COVID-19. June 29, 2020

Executive Order 2020-134: Eviction diversion program for COVID-19-related debtors. June 26, 2020

Executive Order 2020-133: Restarting professional sports. June 25, 2020

Executive Order 2020-132: Enhanced authorization of remote means for carrying out state administrative procedures. June 25, 2020

Executive Order 2020-131: Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarizations, witnessing, and visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. June 24, 2020

Executive Order 2020-129: Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards. June 18, 2020

Executive Order 2020-127: Extends declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic. June 18, 2020

Executive Order 2020-126: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-125: Clarifying WDCA eligibility for workplace exposure to COVID-19. June 17, 2020

Executive Order 2020-124: Temporary enhancement to operational capacity, flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies. June 16, 2020

Executive Order 2020-123: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-122: Ending the extension of case-initiation deadlines. June 12, 2020

Executive Order 2020-120: Returning overnight camps to operation. June 12, 2020

Executive Order 2020-119: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-118: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-117: Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 pandemic. June 9, 2020

Executive Order 2020-116: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-115: Temporary restrictions on certain events, gatherings, and businesses. June 5, 2020

Executive Order 2020-114: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-113: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-112: Rescission of certain executive orders. June 3, 2020

Executive Order 2020-111: Protecting the food supply and migrant and seasonal agricultural workers from the effects of COVID-19. June 1, 2020

Executive Order 2020-110: Rescinds Safer at Home Order, moves Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan. June 1, 2020

Executive Order 2020-109: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-108: Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities. May 29, 2020

Executive Order 2020-106: Establishes deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes. May 28, 2020

Executive Order 2020-104: Increasing COVID-19 testing by expanding the scope of practice for certain professionals and encouraging the establishment of community testing locations. May 26, 2020

Executive Order 2020-103: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-102: Temporary relief from standard vapor pressure restrictions on gasoline sales. May 22, 2020

Executive Order 2020-101: Extends the expiration date for watercraft registration. May 22, 2020

Executive Order 2020-100: Amends certain previously issued executive orders to clarify their duration. May 22, 2020

Executive Order 2020-99: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-97: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-96: Temporary requirement to suspend certain activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. May 21, 2020

Executive Order 2020-95: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-94: Declaration of a state of emergency in the city and county of Midland. As part of this order, any emergency order issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis is temporarily suspended to the extent such order impedes the emergency response effort under this declaration. May 19, 2020

Executive Order 2020-93: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-92: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-91: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-90: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-89: Enhanced restrictions on price gouging. May 15, 2020

Executive Order 2020-88: COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council. May 14, 2020

Executive Order 2020-87: Temporary extension of deadlines for boards of review, county equalization, and tax tribunal jurisdiction. May 14, 2020

Executive Order 2020-86: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-85: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-84: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-83: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-82: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-81: Enhanced support for deliveries. May 11, 2020

Executive Order 2020-80: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-79: Temporary suspension of youth work permit application requirements. May 11, 2020

Executive Order 2020-78: Temporary extension of the validity of driver's licenses, state identification cards, and certain vehicle registrations. May 8, 2020

Executive Order 2020-77: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-76: Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing. May 6, 2020

Executive Order 2020-75: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-74: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-73: Temporary relief from certain credentialing requirements for motor carriers transporting essential supplies, equipments, and persons. May 5, 2020

Executive Order 2020-72: Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities. May 3, 2020

Executive Order 2020-71: Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements applicaple to the renewal of licenses for the food-service industry. May 2, 2020

Executive Order 2020-70: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-69: Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accomodation. April 30, 2020

Related: Executive Order 2020-69 FAQs

Executive Order 2020-68: Declaration of states of emergency and disaster under the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390. April 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-67: Declaration of state of emergency under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act, 1945 PA 302. April 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-66: Termination of the states of emergency and disaster declared under the Emergency Management Act in Executive Order 2020-33. April 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-65: Provision of K-12 education during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. April 30, 2020

Related: Executive Order 2020-65 FAQs

Executive Order 2020-64: Affirming anti-discrimination policies and requiring certain health care providers to develop equitable access to care protocols. April 29, 2020

Executive Order 2020-63: Temporarily suspending the expiration of personal protection orders. April 27, 2020

Executive Order 2020-62: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-61: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-60: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-59: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-58: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-57: Rescinded 

Executive Order 2020-56: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-55: Creating the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. April 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-54: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-53: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-52: Temporary extension of certain pesticide applicator certificates. April 17, 2020

Executive Order 2020-51: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-50: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-49: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-48: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-47: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-46: Mitigating the economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic through the creation of a spirits buyback program for restaurants and bars throughout the state. April 13, 2020

Executive Order 2020-45: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-44: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-43: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-42: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-41: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-40: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-39: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-38: Temporary extensions of certain FOIA deadlines to facilitate COVID-19 emergency response efforts. (Note: this order will be rescinded on June 11, 2020.) April 5, 2020

Executive Order 2020-37: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-36: Protecting workers who stay home, stay safe when they or their close contacts are sick. April 3, 2020

Executive Order 2020-35: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-34: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-33: Expanded emergency and disaster declaration. April 2, 2020

Executive Order 2020-32: Temporary restrictions on non-essential veterinary services. March 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-31: Temporary relief from standard vapor pressure restrictions on gasoline sales. March 30, 2020

Executive Order 2020-30: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-29: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-28: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-27: Conducting elections on May 5, 2020, using absent voter ballots. March 27, 2020

Executive Order 2020-26: Extension of April 2020 Michigan income tax filing deadlines. March 27, 2020

Executive Order 2020-25: Temporary enhancements to operational capacity, flexibility, and effiency of pharmacies. March 25, 2020

Executive Order 2020-24: Temporary expansion in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing. March 25, 2020

Executive Order 2020-23: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-22: Extension of county canvass deadlines for the March 10, 2020, presidential primary election. March 24, 2020

Executive Order 2020-21: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-20: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-19: Eviction prohibition. March 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-18: Clarification on enhanced restrictions on price gouging, in effect until April 20, 2020. March 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-17: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-16: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-15: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-14: Temporary extension of deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes from March 31, 2020, to May 29, 2020, or 30 days after the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-4 is terminated, whichever comes first. March 18, 2020

Executive Order 2020-13: Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities. March 17, 2020

Executive Order 2020-12: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-11: Temporary prohibition on large assemblages and events, temporary school closures through April 5. March 17, 2020

Executive Order 2020-10: Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing through April 14, 2020. March 16, 2020

Executive Order 2020-09: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-08: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-07: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-06: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-05: Rescinded

Executive Order 2020-04: Declaration of State of Emergency. March 11, 2020

Michigan Supreme Court Orders & Guidance

MSC Administrative Order 2020-19: Continuing order regarding court operations. June 26, 2020.

MSC Administrative Order 2020-18: Order resuming usual computation of days for determination of deadlines applicable to the commencement of civil and probate actions. June 12, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-17: Priority treatment and new procedure for landlord/tenant cases. June 9, 2020; order amended June 24, 2020

Related: Guidance document issued in conjunction with Administrative Order 2020-17. June 9, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-16: Resuming filing deadlines in the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals​. June 3, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-15: Revised format for July 2020 Michigan bar examination. May 18, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-14: Continued status quo court operations and phased return to full court operations. May 6, 2020

Related: Return to Full Capacity: COVID-19 Guidelines for Michigan's Judiciary. May 6, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-13: Order authorizing courts to collect contact information. April 29, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-12: Extension of Administrative Orders 2020-1, 2020-2, 2020-6, and 2020-9. April 27, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-11: Extension of personal protection orders that expire during the state of emergency. April 27, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-10: Delay of jury trials until June 22, 2020, or as otherwise provided for by local order, whichever date is later. April 23, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-9: Temporary amendments and extensions related to continuing work in courts. April 17, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-8: Additional verification required for landlord tenant cases. April 17, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-7: Order extending administrative orders 2020-1, 2020-2, and 2020-6 through April 30. April 10, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-6: Order expanding authority for judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely. April 7, 2020

Related: FAQs About Custody and Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Outbreak: April 1, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-5: Order extending MSC Administrative Orders 2020-1 and 2020-2 until at least April 14, 2020. March 27, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-4: Order suspending filing deadlines in the Michigan Supeme Court and Court of Appeals. March 26, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-3: Order extending deadlines for commencement of actions. March 23, 2020

Related: Amendment of Administrative Order 2020-3. May 1, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-2: Order limiting activities/assemblages in court facilities. March 18, 2020

Related: Supreme Court press release in response to Executive Order 2020-21: March 23, 2020

MSC Administrative Order 2020-1: Emergency procedures in court facilities. March 15, 2020

Judicial Emergency Email to Trial Courts: March 11, 2020

Judicial Emergency Email to Trial Courts: March 10, 2020

Attorney Discipline Board Orders & Guidance

General Order ADB 2020-2: Attorney Discipline Board operations in light of COVID-19. May 12, 2020

General Order ADB 2020-1: Attorney Discipline Board operations in light of COVID-19. March 24, 2020

Local Administrative Orders from Michigan trial courts