Governor Whitmer Issues Shelter-in-Place Order

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a shelter-in-place order (EO 2020-21) for the State of Michigan. All Michiganders are required to stay home, with the exception of essential service workers.
If you are either an essential services employer or critical lifeline company, you are exempt from the shelter-in-place protocol.

Guidance for Individuals to determine if they can leave home.

Guidance for Businesses to determine who can perform in-person work.


Please review both of the federal websites linked above to see if your company/workforce function meets the designation. If you are exempt from the shelter-in-place order, you are encouraged by Homeland Security to continue to operate to maintain our country’s critical infrastructure. 
If you meet the definition of essential services employer or critical lifeline company, you should document that designation with an official letter on your company’s letterhead. We encourage you to give this letter to your employees. This will allow them the ability to get to work.
In addition, if you procure products or have customers in a shelter in place state, this documentation may be required.
We encourage you to visit these links to understand federal designations:
If you have additional questions, you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cornerstone Alliance Business Development Manager Cathy Tilley.
Additional information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how Cornerstone Alliance can assist your business can be found on the COVID-19 Relief page on our web site.