MI Safe Start

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

MDHHS Guidance

Full Fact Sheet & Infographic

Masks must be worn over nose and mouth in gatherings of two or more people, including stores, offices, schools and events. Businesses cannot admit people without masks, with few exceptions.

Capacity limits apply to indoor and outdoor gatherings, including business, social and recreational settings. They’re stricter inside.

Restaurants and bars must limit capacity for gatherings, and may only serve alcohol to parties who are seated, 6 feet apart, and stay separate.

Employees who are in isolation or quarantine because of COVID-19 exposure, symptoms or test results cannot go to work with others, or be required to go to work with others.


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