Berrien County Officials Emphasize Importance of “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order Issued in Michigan
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 that temporarily requires all Michigan residents to “suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life” continuing for the following three weeks until April 13th, 2020. Under this “stay at home” order, all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they are a part of the area’s critical infrastructure workforce. With only a few exceptions, all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring among persons not part of a single household are prohibited. When individuals do leave their homes, they must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the CDC, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household to the extent feasible under the circumstances. The Berrien County Health Department is working around the clock to continue the critical public health response efforts to COVID-19, including conducting contract tracing for confirmed and suspect COVID-19 cases, educating and informing our public, and continuing the essential health services that they provide to the community wherever possible. Many community members and organizations have asked how they can offer their support to Spectrum Health Lakeland during this time. For those who want to help and have medical supplies to donate, email [email protected]. This email is being monitored regularly and someone will respond to offers and questions.
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