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May 11, 2023 Rescission of Emergency Orders

While the State of Michigan continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions have improved overall, as has the State’s ability to manage them.  Nationwide trends are similar, as reflected by the recent expiration of the federal public health emergency related to COVID-19.  In light of Michigan’s improved circumstances, it is appropriate to rescind certain COVID-19 emergency orders. 

I therefore order that the following Emergency Orders be rescinded in their entirety:

  • April 4, 2020 Emergency Order for COVID-19 Death Reporting;
  • January 13, 2021 Emergency Order re: Requirements for Hospitals, Laboratories, and Healthcare Professionals;
  • February 2, 2021 Emergency Order re: Administration of COVID-19 tests;
  • January 13, 2022 Emergency Order re: Requirements for Prisons;
  • January 20, 2022 Nursing Home Vaccination Emergency Order;
  • October 4, 2022 Requirements Residential Care Facilities;
  • October 18, 2022 Amendment for Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homes for the Aged, Adult Foster Care Facilities. 


This order does not affect any proceedings or prosecutions based on the above orders.

This Order is effective immediately.

Date: May 11, 2023



Elizabeth Hertel, Director

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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