Government Actions

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As the federal government leads the national response to COVID-19, state and local health departments stand on the front lines. State or public health emergency declarations have been issued in each state and territory, including the District of Columbia.  

Enacted Laws

  • State of Michigan
  • Federal Actions
  • March 23: “Stay At Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives”

    LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.  Continue Reading.

Updates and Recommendations

National Governors Association

The latest updates on national guard activations, restricted travel, and other state-specific resources and actions. Read more.

Canada-U.S. Border

March 27: Update on Border, Information Hotline 

Last week, Canada and the United States agreed on additional travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border, with the shared objective of slowing the spread of COVID-19, while ensuring trade continues and essential workers can cross. For further details on the agreement, please refer to the Prime Minister’s statement.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) now has an information hotline to respond to additional questions. The CBSA line can be reached at 1-800-461-9999.

Canada and the U.S. have a long-standing commitment to securing our shared border. Canadian law enforcement agencies use the latest and most advanced technology, including ground sensors, cameras, radar, and license plate readers to monitor the border and keep both Canada and the U.S. safe. For more on the border visit the Connect2Canada site. For further information on the Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19, please refer to the website.


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