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


(Because lawyers need to know exactly what the law actually says.)

Updated April 9, 2020

Governor’s Emergency Orders on COVID-19

Executive Order 2020-42: Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. April 9, 2020

Executive Order 2020-41: Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. April 8, 2020

Executive Order 2020-40: Temporary relief from certain credentialing requirements for motor carriers transporting essential supplies, equipment, and persons. April 8, 2020

Executive Order 2020-39: Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of emergency medical services. April 8, 2020

Executive Order 2020-38: Temporary extensions of certain FOIA deadlines to facilitate COVID-19 emergency response efforts. April 5, 2020

Executive Order 2020-37: Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities. April 5, 2020

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: Provision of K-12 education during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. April 2, 2020

Executive Order 2020-34: Temporary restrictions on veterinary services. April 2, 2020

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: Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services. March 29, 2020

Executive Order 2020-29: Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into Michigan Department of Corrections facilities and transfers to and from custody; temporary recommended COVID-19 protocols and enhanced early-release authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers. March 29, 2020

Executive Order 2020-28: Restoring water service to occupied residences during the COVID-19 pandemic. March 28, 2020

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: Enhanced authorization of remote means for carrying out state administrative procedures. March 24, 2020

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: Temporary restrictions on the use of places of public accommodation (hair, nail and tanning salons, other nonessential personal care services). March 22, 2020

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: Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures. March 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-16: Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 emergency. March 18, 2020

Executive Order 2020-15: Authorization of for public meetings to be held electronically until April 15, 2020. March 15, 2020

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: Enhanced support for deliveries (limited and temporary relief from load and delivery restrictions on motor carriers and drivers engaged in the transport of essential supplies, equipment, and persons) through April 13, 2020. March 16, 2020

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

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

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

Local Court Orders & Guidance

Presidential Orders

Memorandum on the Delegation of Functions Under 31 U.S.C. 5302
Delegates the functions and authorities conferred upon the President by section 5302 of title 31 to the Secretary of the Treasury for use of the Exchange Stabilization Fund in an aggregate amount of up to $50 billion. March 20, 2020

Executive Order on Prioritizing & Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of Covid-19
Finds that health and medical resources needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19, including personal protective equipment and ventilators, meet the criteria specified in section 101(b) of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4511(b)). March 18, 2020

Federal Legislation

H.R. 6201—Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Expands employee coverage under FMLA and provides for emergency paid sick leave. Takes effect April 2, 2020, and expires December 31, 2020. March 18, 2020

Related: Questions and Answers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Federal Guidelines

Department of Homeland SecurityCybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response. March 19, 2020