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MDHHS Epidemic Orders

On January 22nd, MDHHS released an epidemic order that will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; and non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households beginning February 1stClick here for the Dine Safely guide.

Click here to view the January 22 Gathering and Mask order. For more information on state orders and directives, click here.

Mask Up, Mask Right

Masking right includes wearing one of three options of masks that provide stronger protection: three-layered washable cloth face coverings, medical-grade disposable masks, or approved KN95 masks. It also includes wearing the approved mask correctly and having it secured over the nose and face, snugly fitting without gaps. Bandanas, gaiters, and face shields without masks do not provide adequate protection for the wearer or others and are not recommended.  For a list of Frequently Asked Questions on face coverings, click here.

Residents in need of masks can pick one up from partner sites across the state, which includes most MDHHS local offices and Community Action Agencies. Find a distribution site at or call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136.

Coronavirus info at 517-887-4517 or 888-535-6136
Questions about COVID-19? Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Emails will be answered 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination

If you are interested in getting the vaccine, sign up here to receive a notification to schedule your appointment when Ingham County reaches your prioritization group. You must live or work in Ingham County to sign up. Others may receive a link to schedule an appointment via their eligible employer.

Please do not call local health departments for information on vaccination.  Please do not visit a vaccination location without an appointment.  They are moving as quickly as possible to make vaccine available.  They will not have more information than is listed on their website.

There is limited vaccine in Michigan, so appointments may not yet be available, even if you are in an eligible group. MDHHS will move to vaccinate other categories of Michiganders as more vaccine becomes available.

For more information on Michigan’s vaccination plan, including data, click here. For more information on Ingham County’s vaccination plan, click here.

Mental Health Resources


On Dec. 28, 2020, important changes were made to the federal unemployment benefits program that affect claimants on PUA and PEUC claims. Click here for more information.

Unemployment claimants can schedule a phone appointment with an agent here up to one week in advance for the following issues:

Unemployment resources

Workplace Safety

Employers and Small Businesses

Housing and Financial Assistance

Food Insecurity

Apps and Data

Additional Resources

Resources for sales and donations of supplies

To make financial, material and in-kind donations, contact the Michigan Community Service Commission at or 517-335-4295.

For businesses seeking to sell state requested protective gear, please email

For all other businesses needs related to procurement and/or supplier capabilities:

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