Commentary - Michigan's COVID-19 Response by the Detroit Bar Association President
April 6, 2020
Copyright © 2020 Detroit Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. This response was written with information available as of March 23, 2020.
In less than two short weeks in March, a series of executive orders aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan dramatically altered our personal and professional lives. On March 10, 2020, the very day that the first two presumptive-positive cases of COVID-19 were identified in Michigan, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-04, declaring a state of emergency under section 1 of article 5 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, the Emergency Management Act, and the Emergency Powers …