Suggested Practices for Police and Prosecutors

Amended Executive Order

  • The Department of Attorney General is here to assist you in your efforts so if you have any other questions (inquiries from law enforcement only) about enforcement and the Governor’s new Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, you can contact Assistant Attorney General Dave Tanay at 517-335-7650 or by email

    AG Letter Regarding EO 69 and 70

Thank You Law Enforcement Partners

  • Attorney General Dana Nessel would like to extend her gratitude and appreciation to our law enforcement partners for their assistance in enforcing the Governor’s Executive Orders during this unprecedented public health crisis.

    Your actions will help slow the spread of COVID-19, saving lives in your communities.

    We will continue to recognize the important work that you do and try to assist you in obtaining the resources you need to continue in your efforts.

Social Distancing Measures

  • Enhances social distancing measures to include: 

    • Barring gatherings of any size in which people cannot maintain six feet of distance from one another.
    • Limiting in-person contact with clients and patrons to the maximum extent possible, and barring any such contact in which people cannot maintain six feet of distance from one another.
    • Providing personal protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks as appropriate for the activity being performed.
    • Adopting protocols to limit the sharing of tools and equipment to the maximum extent possible and to ensure frequent and thorough cleaning of tools, equipment, and frequently touched surfaces.
    • Any person medically able to wear a mask when in any enclosed public space.

Release of PHI about individuals who have tested positive with COVID-19

  • The question is whether the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule permits a covered entity, such as a health department, to disclose protected health information (PHI) about individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 to central dispatch, and whether central dispatch, to the extent that it is a covered entity, may share that PHI with first responder.

    Yes. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits a covered entity, such as a health department, to disclose PHI about individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 to central dispatch.

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