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Ingham County Health Department rescinds local emergency order (Ingham2020-8)

LANSING, Mich. – The Ingham County Health Department has rescinded local Emergency Order Ingham2020-8 for Control of Pandemic. Screening, social distancing, face coverings and additional public health strategies to protect the health of workers and the community are now addressed in Michigan Executive Orders and under guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Significant changes include eliminating requirements to self-quarantine after domestic travel for most workers. Executive Order 2020-71, however, maintains specific requirements for food workers and pharmacy employees; they must self-quarantine at home for 14 days following travel outside of Michigan. Other types of employees who have travelled but may continue working should wear a mask at work for 14 days following the travel.

“Consistency of screening and preventive measures across the state helps us make progress toward reopening,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “As more people and businesses return to work, streamlined guidance facilitates work across county lines.”

Executive Order 2020-97 Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19, which was issued yesterday, includes many workplace directives such as employee self-screening, distancing and developing a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.

The Washtenaw and Oakland County Health Departments join Ingham County in rescinding similar orders today.

For additional information, visit or call (517) 887-4517.

Local businesses are encouraged to use tools and signage developed by the Ingham County Health Department.

Screening tools are available: and

Signage is also available: