COVID-19 News Updates


COVID-19 Updates: National & Local

Statewide Emergency Alert Issued for Stay Home, Stay Safe Order
March 23, 2020 -  "To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store." LEARN MORE HERE.


Consumers Energy to Suspend Shutoffs for Seniors, Low Income Customers in Wake of COVID-19‚Äč
March 16, 2020 -  "Consumers Energy is committed to the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities. The COVID-19 virus has created unprecedented circumstances around the world, and we have a responsibility to help slow the spread of this illness.

Recognizing that many of our customers are in a position where they are unable to work, we are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020.  These timeframes could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus."


DTE Suspends Shutoffs / Extends Senior Program in Response to COVID-19
March 14, 2020 - "DTE Energy’s number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. We make every effort, every day, to ensure we deliver energy to our more than 3 million customers. We have well established processes that provide financial assistance to hundreds of thousands of customers who, at times, need help to ensure their energy delivery is uninterrupted.

In the face of this global coronavirus pandemic, we are on high alert to help those customers whose lives are being disrupted. As a result, we are suspending shutoffs for non-payment for those customers who are low income eligible, effective immediately through April 5, 2020. This timing could be extended depending on the impact that the virus has on our communities. Those customers enrolled in our Senior Winter Protection Program have had their end dates automatically extended through May 3, 2020 without additional actions required on their part."


Michigan.Gov Coronavirus Website
To stay up to date on all Michigan COVID-19 announcements, regulations, news, and updates the above website is the best resource for reliable information. Below are some of the most recent press releases from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A full list can be found here.

March 27 - State leaders outline protections, assistance available for energy utility customers

March 25 - AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations

March 25 - Food Service to Children Continues Through the "Stay Home" Order

March 23 - Statewide Emergency Alert Issued for Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

March 19 - UPDATED: MDHHS Announces Additional Test Results from Commercial and Clinical Labs in Today's Case Count

March 19 - Vital Funding for State's Small Businesses Gains Michigan Strategic Fund Support

March 19 - Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

March 18 - Nessel Takes Action Against Online Retailer as COVID-19 Price-gouging Complaints Rise

March 18 - Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Order Allowing Public Bodies to Meet Electronically

March 18 - Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Tax Foreclosure Deadline

March 18 - Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance

Wayne County Health Department
The Wayne County Health Department website has provided information for the public in regard to COVID-19. Please click here to view their latest news articles.


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