Governor Whitmer Signs "Stay Home, Stay
Safe" Executive Order
- This order must be construed broadly to prohibit in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life.
to the exceptions in section 7, all individuals currently living within
the State of Michigan are ordered to stay at home or at their place of
residence. Subject to the same exceptions, all public and private
gatherings of any number of people occurring among persons not part of a
single household are prohibited.
individuals who leave their home or place of residence must adhere to
social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, including remaining at least six feet from
people from outside the individual’s household to the extent feasible
under the circumstances.
person or entity shall operate a business or conduct operations that
require workers to leave their homes or places of residence except to
the extent that those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life
or to conduct minimum basic operations.
purposes of this order, workers who are necessary to sustain or protect
life are defined as “critical infrastructure workers,” as described in
sections 8 and 9.
purposes of this order, workers who are necessary to conduct minimum
basic operations are those whose in-person presence is strictly
necessary to allow the business or operation to maintain the value of
inventory and equipment, care for animals, ensure security, process
transactions (including payroll and employee benefits), or facilitate
the ability of other workers to work remotely.
See complete list of CISA essential critical infrastructure workforce at