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MI Safe Start

Sector Specific Best Practices & Guidelines provided by the State of Michigan

Latest Executive Order Guidance

EO 2020-185 – Amendment to the Provision of preK–12 education for the 2020–2021 school year order

EO 2020-184 – Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19 Rescission of Executive Order 2020-175

EO 2020-183 – Safe Start

EO 2020-181 – Amendment to the Safe Start order

EO 2020-180 – Amendment to the Safe Start order

EO 2020-176 – Safe Start

EO 2020-174 – Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities

EO 2020-172 – Protecting workers who stay home, stay safe when they or their close contacts are sick

EO 2020-164 – Requiring masks at child-care centers and camps

EO 2020-159 – Amending the fire code to accommodate new instruction spaces

EO 2020-153 – Masks


Full List of COVID-19 Related Executive Orders

MI Safe Start

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start Plan outlines how we will begin to re-engage while continuing to keep our communities safe. Re-engagement will happen in phases. Those businesses that are necessary to protect and sustain life are already open. As we move into lower-risk phases, additional business categories will re-open and the restrictions on public gatherings and social interactions will ease.

MI Safe Start Plan

Industry Best Practice Guidance

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, in collaboration with leaders and experts from industry, and state and local public health, has developed best practice guidelines to help industry employers understand the requirements under the governor’s executive orders. 

Workplace Safety Guidance

The Latest Numbers

Understanding the Effective Reproduction Rate provides insight into average number of people who become infected by an infectious person. If it’s above 1.0, COVID-19 will spread quickly. If it’s below 1.0, infections will slow.


Michigan COVID Rt