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Questions on the Coronavirus? The League can help!

Due to the volume of questions the Administration is receiving on the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Michigan Municipal League has partnered with the Governor to help answer and address the questions our members have.

The Michigan Municipal League will group and share these questions with the Governor’s Administration. From there, the Administration will review all questions received, develop responses based on the best available information and advice from content experts. Answers will be shared with the Michigan Municipal League and they will post the Administration’s response on the Coronavirus Resources Frequently Asked Questions page. The Administration’s response shared by the Michigan Municipal League will be specific to the topic of the questions, but not to specific questions themselves or the individual that submitted the question. Some questions will be answered more rapidly than others and we appreciate your patience as the Governor’s Administration seeks to ensure the information is accurate and helpful.

Other Resources

Are you growing concerned about how to respond if coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads to your community? The League wants to make sure Michigan communities have access to the most up-to-date resources for a potential public health outbreak. We will be hosting a webinar in the coming weeks to provide the most recent information about this issue and discuss what local leaders can do in their communities. Listed below you will find the most recent links to state, federal, and other resources on the coronavirus.

Webinar: Coronavirus - What You Need to Know - OnDemand

Latest News

White House Press Release: Corona Guidelines for America- March 16, 2020

State of Michigan Press Release: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Closing Bars, Theaters, Casinos, and Other Public Spaces; Limiting Restaurants to Delivery and Carry-Out Orders - March 16, 2020

State of Michigan Press Release: Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Prohibition on Large Assemblages and Events Over 50 People - March 16, 2020

State of Michigan Press Release: Governor Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Workers - March 16, 2020

CDC recommends that for the next 8 week, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events of 50 people or more - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 15, 2020

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Launching COVID-19 Hotline - WSJM, March 13, 2020

View additional news items.

Michigan Municipal League

Letter from League CEO Dan Gilmartin regarding cancellation of CapCon 2020 and other in-person events; League staff working from home - March 13, 2020

State of Michigan

Michigan Coronavirus Resources and Information

Coronoavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19)

Department of Health & Human Services
What our state government is doing to address the virus, Fact Sheets explaining the virus and how it is spread and treated (English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic), and FAQs

Federal Government

In February 2020, President Trump formed a Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence and comprised of subject-matter experts, to organize a whole-of-government response. The Administration and Coronavirus Task Force have and will continue to work with State-Local-Tribal officials and private sector and non-profit partners in preparing for and responding to the coronavirus. It is important to note that at this time, the risk of infection for Americans remains low, and all agencies are working aggressively to monitor this continuously evolving situation and to keep our partners and the public informed. 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 website

CDC in Action: Preparing Communities for Potential Spread of COVID-19:

  • Preparing first responders, healthcare providers, and health systems;

  • Reinforcing state, territorial, and local public health readiness; and

  • Supporting communities, businesses, and schools

Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Prevention & Treatment
Recommendations on everyday preventive actions such as handwashing, staying home when you are sick, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces

National Organizations


Coronavirus Resources: Plan and Prepare Now Before It Hits Your Community

  • Considerations for Local Governments

  • Chains of Command for Public Health Emergencies

  • Key Resources for Local Governments

National League of Cities

Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders

Managing Through the Coronavirus: What Local Leaders Need to Know
As more cases of COVID-19, the Coronavirus, are identified in the U.S., local leaders must answer the question about their own role in responding to the outbreak. The good news is that municipalities have  longstanding emergency protocols for public health emergencies such as this and now is the time to show leadership. Includes three things to prioritize with your local response.

International Organizations

World Health Organization (WHO)
Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including online training and videos.

Other Organizations

Michigan Society of Association Executives - COVID-19 Resource Hub

University of North Carolina School of Government - Preparing Local Government Workplaces for the New Coronavirus



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