On November 15, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Director released an emergency order that businesses, stores, and offices (businesses) must generally prohibit gatherings, including employee gatherings, with the following workplace-related exceptions:
The order also mandates social distancing in any gathering and face masks be worn. All persons refusing to wear face masks while gathered may be denied entry or service to a business. However, a face mask is not required:
Businesses may not assume that someone who enters their facility without a face mask falls within one of these exceptions, including the exception for individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face mask. An individual’s verbal statement that they are not wearing a face mask because they fall within a specified exception may be accepted. The order also lists mandatory closures, gathering restrictions, and capacity limitations.
The order is effective November 18, 2020 and remains in effect until December 8, 2020.