Please use this general guidance to help determine whether a worker is a “Critical Infrastructure Worker” under the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order (EO 2020-21). This is not an exhaustive overview of the requirements of the Executive Order.
Under the EO, individuals should not leave their homes for work unless that work is part of our “critical infrastructure” as described in the Executive Order, which adopts classifications outlined by the federal Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency.
In turn, businesses and operations that employ “Critical Infrastructure Workers” may continue in-person operations if those activities follow social distancing practices and take other measures to protect workers and patrons.
Many business owners and employees are confused about whether their organization is considered “essential” – in which case they should remain open – or “non-essential” and therefore must comply with Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order 2020-21.
The following is a list of categories considered to be critical and essential to protecting the health and safety of our community.
The Department of the Attorney General is receiving many questions from employees and employers regarding COVID-19 and Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order. A summary of the activities you can and cannot do under the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order can be found here, the text of the order can be found here, and answers to frequently asked questions about the order can be found here. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Emergency Executive Order 2020-21, entitled Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.
The order is generally known as Stay Home, Stay Safe and directs all persons in Michigan to stay at home, subject to limited exceptions.
The order provides that it must be broadly construed in favor of prohibiting in-person work.
The Attorney General offers the following guidance to law enforcement agencies when confronted with a potential violation of EO 2020-21.