Saturday, March 21, 2020

Michigan Houses of Worship Exempted From Penalties For Violating COVID-19 Executive Order

On March 17, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-11 (COVID-19) which banned assemblages of more than 50 people in a single indoor shared space, with limited exceptions. None of the exceptions related to houses of worship.  However is an FAQs posting later in the week, the state said that while places of worship are covered, they are exempt from the penalty provisions that make willful violations of the ban a misdemeanor.  Detroit Free Press reports on the developments.