Lenawee County Health Department Encourages Residents to Continue Following Public Health Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
October 6, 2020
On Friday, October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that any COVID-19 pandemic executive orders issued by the Governor after April 30, 2020, were not supported by Michigan law. Initial information regarding the ruling, from the Governor’s office, advised that these executive orders would remain in effect for 21 days after the ruling. However, the Lenawee County Prosecuting Attorney has advised that the Governor's Executive Orders are no longer valid.
There are, however, emergency orders, issued under Michigan Public Health Code by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services director Robert Gordon, which address the basic public health protections covered by some of the executive orders. These emergency orders require the wearing of face coverings, limit gatherings and require social distancing, as well as other measures to control the epidemic that still threatens our communities.
While we wait for unified pandemic guidance from Lansing, the LCHD is encouraging local businesses, organizations and educational institutions to continue to follow the COVID-19 preparedness plans they have instituted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect their workers and those individuals they serve.
LCHD is also encouraging the Lenawee County community to continue practicing the mitigation strategies that are the best public health guidance available, not only in Lenawee County, but throughout the nation.
Please continue to practice the following:
- Screen employees for symptoms of COVID-19
- Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 daily and stay home if sick
- Get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to a COVID positive individual
- Wear face coverings
- Stay at least six feet apart from individuals who do not live in your household
- Only attend gatherings designed with safety in mind
- Wash or sanitize hands often and especially after touching common surfaces
The LCHD will be working to determine if gaps exist in public health protections and evaluating the need to fill identified gaps through local emergency orders. More information will be provided when available.
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