Michigan Civil Rights Commission Cancels March 23 Meeting in Grand RapidsContact: Vicki Levengood LevengoodV@Michigan.gov
LANSING--In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Civil Rights Commission has canceled their March 23 meeting in Grand Rapids.
The meeting will be rescheduled. The date, time and location for the rescheduled meeting will be announced to the media and posted on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights website at Michigan.gov/MDCR.
The state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in reducing the coronavirus risk to Michigan residents.
Under Executive Directive 2020-2, all public bodies of departments and agencies of the state, including boards, commissions, committees, subcommittees, authorities, and councils, must consider postponing public meetings that may be moved to a later time. Additionally, department and agency public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act that must continue to meet must do so in a way that ensures adequate notice and access for all participants. This could include remote participation by conference call, real-time streaming, or other platforms, so long as public access and participation is preserved.
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination.
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