This story presented in cooperation with MIRS, a Lansing-based news and information service.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services largely reinstated aspects of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 emergency orders Oct. 5, including mask requirements, gathering size limitations, and bar restrictions.
With the Michigan Supreme Court majority invalidating Whitmer’s previous orders that rested on a law the court deemed unconstitutional, DHHS Director Robert Gordon said the order relies on a different law that wasn’t at issue in the case from Friday.
He said under MCL 333.2253, if the DHHS director determines that controlling an epidemic is necessary to protect the public health, he or she can prohibit public gatherings, among other [Read More]