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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its FAQs for the November 18 Face Masks and Gatherings Order. The updated document includes an entire section dedicated to school and university specific issues. While Principals would…
Moments ago, Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an epidemic order that will reinstate restrictions on gatherings, including a suspension of in-person instruction for most students…
This past week was a long one for a lot of people (you couldn't pay me enough to be a poll worker in Nevada right now), but while things may still be unsettled at the national level, the picture at the state level is pretty well set. The state House…
It's been a long week...especially if you are a political junkie like me who has been feverishly refreshing Secretary of State and county clerk websites in multiple states and jurisdictions since Tuesday night. But while the national saga continues…
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new Epidemic Order today that is effective immediately and includes changes that will impact schools. Statewide, the new order makes changes to how districts will have to calculate indoor…
The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at Michigan State University has launched their second COVID-19 educator survey. The survey is open now and will remain open until November 13. All K-12 educators are eligible to complete the…
On Wednesday, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued new workplace safety emergency rules aimed at addressing the ongoing pandemic, thus joining the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in…
In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling two weeks ago, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and now the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) have moved to fill the regulatory gap left by the long…
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) together with the bureau of fire services and the State Fire Marshal in the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) have released joint guidance for schools on conducting statutorily mandated…
In the wake of last week's ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court that (gross oversimplification warning) the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 and, thus, every executive order issued under the authority of that law – which means basically…
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours or receiving notice of…
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon today issued an Emergency Order under the authority granted the department by MCL 333.2253 restricting gathering sizes and requiring face coverings in public spaces. The…