COVID-19 Update – October 7, 2020

In an unexpected turn of events, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Governor Whitmer did not have the authority to extend emergency orders past April 30. In the wake of the court’s decision some counties began issuing their own local emergency orders to help control the spread of coronavirus, including Ingham, Oakland, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties. On Monday, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an order that essentially keeps three major aspects of the governor’s previous orders. MDHHS’s order:

  1. Requires masks at indoor and outdoor gatherings that involve people from different households
  2. Limits gathering sizes for both indoor and outdoor non-residential venues
  3. Requires bars to close indoor common areas where people can congregate (dance, mingle, etc.)

The MDHHS order is in effect through October 30, 2020. You can get more information on this order here.

Whatever your feelings on the court’s decision and/or Governor Whitmer’s handling of the pandemic, it’s clear that COVID-19 is still a very real issue. For the protection of our staff and our customers, EYR will continue with our current level of safety protocols – masks in our buildings, health screenings as staff and visitors enter, and remote working for staff who are able. We’ve all got to do our part to protect the health and safety of ourselves and those we come into contact with.

As always, EYR is here and ready to help you grow your business – however you need us. Check us out online at or reach out to discuss how we can help: or 800-887-1959.


Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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