Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced new restrictions on social activities, in-person dining, sports, and fitness establishments for four weeks beginning November 21, 2020.
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After the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s post-April 30, 2020, Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a patchwork of laws and agency orders have stepped in to cover the gaps.
Michigan’s rate of COVID-19 infection seems to be increasing each day, as does the volume of orders, rules, and guidance documents applicable to Michigan businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As previously reported, on October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated post-April 30, 2020 Executive Orders that Governor Whitmer issued related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The opinion can be found here. As a result, a patchwork of laws and agency orders have stepped in to cover the gaps left
On November 10, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued an Agency Instruction creating a state emphasis program (SEP) to help ensure office workers are protected from COVID-19. The stated intent of the SEP is to increase MIOSHA’s presence in office work environments to evaluate whether
Michigan is experiencing “an exponential growth” in COVID-19 cases, with daily new cases reaching over 6,000 (three times more than last spring) and more than 3,000 Michiganders currently hospitalized. To combat the rise in cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on November 15, 2020, issued
New Massachusetts Executive Orders going into effect at 12:01 a.m. on November 6, 2020, contain “targeted interventions” designed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. The interventions are aimed mainly at reducing the number of people at public and private gatherings and limiting the times when people can gather.
Following the October 2, 2020 Michigan Supreme Court decision invalidating Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic executive orders, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued temporary emergency rules to help control, prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Effective October 14, 2020, these rules apply to all employers currently covered
Michigan has enacted significant new legislation that prohibits employees with “the principal symptoms” of COVID-19 from reporting to work and forbids employers from discharging, disciplining, or retaliating against employees who stay home because they have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed into law four bills that encourage employers to resume business in compliance with all COVID-19 safeguards required under the various federal, state, and local statutes, rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency orders. The new laws provide a significant reward for an employer’s compliance: insulation
On October 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed multiple bills that protect Michigan employers that are in compliance with COVID-19-related laws, including agency orders, and protect workers who do not report to work because they were exposed to, display symptoms of, or tested positive for COVID-19.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has issued emergency health and safety rules aimed at controlling, preventing, and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. The emergency rules, which Governor Gretchen Whitmer approved, represent a further effort to fill the void left by a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision invalidating
In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the state’s COVID-19-related executive orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued new orders, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has ramped up enforcement of COVID-19-related protocols, and local counties are issuing their own