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Officials are explaining Executive Order 2020-105 for Michiganders who may be confused.

According to officials, section 2 of the order temporarily suspends emergency orders issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis for Arenac, Gladwin, Midland, Iosco, and Saginaw counties to the extent, such orders impede the emergency response efforts for flooding.

Officials said section 2 of the order should not be interpreted to broadly suspend all emergency orders issued to respond to COVID-19. Only those orders, to the extent they impede necessary flood response activities are suspended.

Examples of activity that is permitted to resume in the impacted areas include:

  • Opening of campgrounds to offer flood survivors a place to stay
  • Opening of restaurants with appropriate precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19; to allow for the availability of food to those residents who no longer have a facility for food preparation
  • Opening of certain retailers to allow impacted residents to purchase goods they may have lost due to flood (e.g. clothing, appliances, durable goods)

To read Executive Order 2020-105, click here.

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