INFORMATION ON MDHHS EPIDEMIC ORDER LIMITING INDOOR SERVICE AND REQUIRING FACE MASKS
The information contained here may change as new epidemic orders are issued. Please check here for updates or visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Epidemic Order website at: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-533660--,00.html.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Order Effective June 1, 2021 at 12:01am through July 1, 2021 at 11:59pm.
- Face masks are required indoors only at all licensed businesses, unless a person is fully vaccinated, eating or drinking, or meets one of the other exceptions to the face mask requirements in section 5 of the order. A licensee must make a good faith effort to ensure that all persons at its establishment, including employees, comply with this requirement. As described in the order, a good faith effort includes any of the following: posting a sign notifying people that wearing a mask is required unless a person falls into a specified exception; asking patrons not wearing masks whether they fall into a specified exception; requiring face masks of all patrons and employees; or any other policy designed to ensure compliance with this requirement.
- Retail Stores - Reduced occupancy of 50% of the total occupancy limits established by the State Fire Marshal or local fire marshal for licensed retail store businesses, such as convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores, and gas stations.
- Food Service Establishments - For licensed food service establishment businesses that sell alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises, such as restaurants, bars, hotels, manufacturer tasting rooms, and clubs:
- Face masks are required of patrons indoors unless the patron is exempt under the Order as described above.
- The number of patrons indoors does not exceed 50% of the total occupancy limits established by the State Fire Marshal or local fire marshal or 25 persons, whichever is greater.
- All dine-in food service establishments must maintain accurate records of the names and phone numbers of patrons who purchase food for consumption on the premises and the date and time of entry.
"Indoors" is defined in section 1(k) of the epidemic order: "Indoors" means within a space that is fully or partially enclosed on the top, and fully or partially enclosed on two or more contiguous sides. Additionally, in a space that is fully or partially enclosed on the top, and fully or partially enclosed on two non-contiguous sides, any part of that space that is more than 8 feet from an open side is indoors.
Local Health Department Orders
Please note that local health departments may also have their own Coronavirus-related order in place. Licensees should contact the health department that covers the area where they are located to confirm if additional restrictions have been ordered at the local level. A list of contact information for local health departments may be found on the MDHHS website by clicking here.