Michigan Extends its Lockdown until Mid-December

On November 18, 2020, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an emergency epidemic order limiting gatherings and imposing restrictions, which include closing entertainment venues, recreational facilities, indoor dining at food service establishments, and in-person instruction at schools, colleges and universities. A summary of MDHHS’ November 18 epidemic order can be found here.

On December 7, 2020, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and related deaths, and in anticipation of further cases following the Thanksgiving holiday, MDHHS has extended the epidemic order by 12 days—with the limitations generally remaining the same.

Michigan’s lockdown, which was originally set to expire on December 8, 2020, will now remain in effect through December 20, 2020. If COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, we anticipate the MDHHS will issue additional, and potentially stricter, restrictions through the remainder of 2020, and likely into the start of 2021.

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