Michigan Gathering and Face Mask Order Extended to May 24

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today issued a new Emergency Order extending limitations on gatherings and mandating face masks until Monday, 5/24/21. The order dated 4/16/21 will go into effect on Monday, 4/19/21 and largely extends the requirements of the current Emergency Order issued 3/2/21. Notably, the new order expands face mask requirements to all individuals 2 years and older and exempts fully vaccinated individuals at residential gatherings from face mask requirements.

April 19, 2021 - Gatherings and Face Mask Order

MMA’s Government Affairs team is available to assist manufacturers with questions about COVID-19 orders and workplace safety rules. Contact MMA’s Dave Worthams at 517-487-8511 or worthams@mimfg.org.

New & Notable

All Michiganders 16 and Up
Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Beginning 4/5/21, all Michiganders age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • To find a site in your county, go to How To Get The Safe, Effective Vaccine and check the website of your local health department.
  • You can also check with local pharmacies: Rite Aid, Meijer, Kroger, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, SpartanNash (Topco) and Cardinal (with Snyder).
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • To register for the West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, go to West Michigan Vaccine Clinic (spectrumhealth.org).
  • To register for the Regional Community Vaccination Site at Ford Field in Detroit go to clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021 or text End COVID to 75049.

Webinar: Embracing the Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, April 27 • 1:00 p.m. • Register

Manufacturing innovations have accelerated in the last year as the pandemic forced the rapid adoption of new processes and models at every level of operation. Join MMA and Dewpoint for a roundtable discussion with leading innovators from Neogen and the Lansing Board of Water and Light to discover how leading companies are cultivating innovation, fundamentally changing their business, and breaking the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Get advice from industry leaders on how you can be relentless in your pursuit of innovation.


  • Jesse Miller, Director of Innovation at Neogen Corporation, a Lansing-based global animal and food safety company offering a wide portfolio of solutions that protect the world’s food supply and allow customers to produce more efficiently and effectively
  • Kellee Christensen P.E., Enterprise Business Program Manager, Lansing Board of Water and Light, a municipally-owned public utility committed to being the Utility of the Future.

Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

Please continue to reach out to the MMA team with questions.