April 1, 2020
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and her team gave several shout-outs today to members of local law enforcement for their assistance in helping make sure Michigan businesses and residents comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order.
Hundreds of complaints and questions have been filed with the Attorney General’s office since the Executive Order became effective.
“We are continuing to work with businesses and our partners in law enforcement through some of the uncertainty surrounding this unprecedented public emergency,” Nessel said. “We must all work together and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
The volume of calls in the Attorney General’s office was so overwhelming that the department called upon local law enforcement agencies across the state to help encourage compliance with the order. Bob Stevenson, executive director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as Blaine Koops and Matt Saxton from the Michigan Sheriffs Association were instrumental in getting the word out to their members. The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan assisted as well, providing constant input and recommendations as issues were raised.
“These organizations were phenomenal in terms of their commitment to helping Michigan residents understand, adapt to and ultimately adopt the Governor’s Stay Home, Sate Safe Order,” said Nessel. “We are grateful for their assistance and partnership.”
Nessel’s team gave specific kudos to the following departments, just a few of the many agencies with whom the Michigan Department of Attorney General has dealt with directly to try to maximize public safety for Michigan residents:
The Attorney General’s office recently added a new section to its website, Know Your Employment Rights, to provide Michigan residents with more information on the legal rights of employees and employers under the executive order.
The state’s COVID-19 website also has information on the Governor’s executive orders, directives and FAQs which allows for review of each order and its own questions and answers.