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Whitmer Extends COVID-19 Emergency

Saying the “The Stay Home, Stay Safe Order” has saved lives, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the COVID-19 state of emergency through July 16th.

At her announcement yesterday, Whitmer hinted that the emergency order could stay in effect much longer. Despite some success in reopening the state following the expiration of the stay at home order on June 1st, there remains concern that the COVID-19 pandemic could reignite this fall.

Public commissions and councils may continue to meet remotely through the end of July.

Governor Whitmer extended her order allowing the process yesterday.

Access to sessions covered by the Open Meetings Act must be available for public participation. Remote meetings are not required, if on-site gatherings can be held in a way that meets masking and social distancing requirements.

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