Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Michigan Legion COVID Update


An Update on COVID-19 as of October 13, 2020
Post Commanders and Adjutants,

The Michigan Supreme Court has deemed the Executive Orders of the Executive branch unconstitutional. In place of those orders the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director has issued other orders, due to the pandemic, under Michigan laws.

Those orders have been issued, and should be followed. You may read the complete order here:


Here are some points:

NOTE: The 70/30 rule about alcohol sales is no longer in effect, it is based on capacity.

(2) Indoor gatherings of up to 10 persons occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted provided each person at the gathering wears a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order;

(3) Indoor gatherings of more than 10 and up to 500 persons occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted only to the extent that the organizers and venue:

(A) In venues with fixed seating, limit attendance to 20% of seating capacity of the venue, provided however that gatherings at up to 25% of seating capacity are permitted in Region 6;

(B) In venues without fixed seating, limit attendance to 20 persons per 1,000 square feet in each occupied room, provided however that gatherings of up to 25 persons per 1,000 square feet in each occupied room are permitted in Region 6;

(C) Require that each person at the gathering wears a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order.

(4) Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 persons occurring at a residence are permitted (face coverings are strongly recommended for such gatherings);

(5) Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 persons occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted provided that each person at the gathering wears a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order;

(6) Outdoor gatherings of more than 100 and up to 1,000 persons occurring at a non-residential venue with fixed seating are permitted only to the extent that the organizers and venue:

(A) In venues with fixed seating, limit attendance to 30% of seating capacity;

(B) In venues without fixed seating, limit attendance to 30 persons per 1,000 square feet, including within any distinct area within the event space;

(C) Require that each person at the gathering wear a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order.

7. Food service establishments. Food service establishments must prohibit gatherings in all the following circumstances:

(a) In indoor common areas in which people can congregate, dance, or otherwise mingle;

(b) If there is less than six feet of distance between each party;

(c) If they exceed 50% of normal seating capacity;

(d) Anywhere alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption onsite, unless parties are seated and separated from one another by at least six feet, and do not intermingle.

(e) If they involve any persons not seated at a table or at the bar top (customers must wait outside the food service establishment if table or bar top seating is unavailable);

(f) Until the food service establishment has been deep cleaned consistent with Food and Drug Administration and CDC guidance, in the event that an employee of the food service establishment is confirmed positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms of COVID-19 while at work.

Sincerely,

Mark Sutton
Public Relations Director
American Legion
Department of Michigan