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COVID-19 Information for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Childcare Programs


MDHHS Epidemic Orders

“Michigan law imposes on MDHHS a duty to continually and diligently endeavor to “prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health,” and gives the Department “general supervision of the interests of health and life of people of this state.” MCL 333.2221. MDHHS may “[e]xercise authority and promulgate rules to safeguard properly the public health; to prevent the spread of diseases and the existence of sources of contamination; and to implement and carry out the powers and duties vested by law in the department.” MCL 333.2226(d).”

MCL 33.2221: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(pqi1jk2jqq3ne2w5xn4fryms))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-333-2221

MCL 333.2226: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(pqi1jk2jqq3ne2w5xn4fryms))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-333-2226

January 13th Epidemic Order

This order takes effect on January 16, 2021, at 12:01 am and remains in effect through January 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Local health departments and law enforcement have full authorization to investigate potential violations and enforce this order.

Full Order: Gatherings + Face Mask Order

December 18th Epidemic Order

This order takes effect December 21st at 12:01 am and remains in effect through January 15th at 11:59 pm. Local health departments and law enforcement have full authorization to investigate potential violations and enforce this order.

Full Order: Gatherings + Face Mask Order

Epidemic Orders: Congregate Care, Juvenile Justice, & Skilled Nursing Facilities

12/8: Requirements for Residential Care Facilities

10/29: Temporary Restrictions for Entry into
Congregate Care and Juvenile Justice Facilities

10/28: Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homes for the Aged, and Adult Foster Care Facilities

COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation

Quarantine + Isolation Guidance

Deciding Between Quarantine + Isolation (examples)

CDC: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Self-Monitoring Guidance

When to Discontinue Self Isolation

COVID-19 Health Education

Avoid Spreading Germs

Proper Use of Facemasks & Cloth Face Coverings in the Workplace

Mind Your COVID-19 Manners

Understand Your Symptoms

Childcare Drop-Off Health Checklist

Pre-Work/Volunteer Health Checklist

Talking to Children About Coronavirus

Clean and Disinfect Surfaces + Objects

Dealing with Stress + Anxiety

Wearing a Cloth Face Covering

Proper Use of Facemasks & Cloth Face Coverings in the Workplace

Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings (CDC)

K-12 Schools + Childcare

MDHHS Interim Guidance for Contact Sports

Back to School After COVID-19: Supporting Student & Staff Mental Health

Guidance for Schools + Childcare Programs (CDC)

Childcare Drop-Off Health Checklist

Colleges + Universities

Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education (CDC)

MDHHS Interim Guidance for Contact Sports

Last updated: 12/09/2020, 10:49 am