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Current Business Operating Restrictions COVID-19

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Unsure if you are allowed to operate?
Want to file a complaint about a business?

Contact the Ferndale Police Non-Emergency Line: 248-541-3650


Quickfacts:

  • Governor Whitmer has issued a 'Stay at Home' order to temporarily suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. These restrictions are currently in place until April 13.
  • The Oakland County Health Division issued an emergency order on March 24 which requires the specific protocols at businesses which are currently open (those that support/sustain life).


State of Michigan

Stay Home, Stay Safe - Executive Order 2020-21: March 23 – April 13

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What This Means for Business:

  • This order must be broadly interpreted
  • Businesses are PROHIBITED from requiring workers to leave their homes, unless those workers are necessary to (1) sustain or protect life or to (2) conduct minimum basic operations.
  • Businesses must (1) designate the workers that meet the above criteria and (2) must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures in accordance with Oakland County Public Health Order 2020-5


What Can Stay Open?

The following businesses have been highlighted as essential. If you are unsure if you are allowed to operate, please refer to the State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-21 FAQs or contact the Ferndale Police Non-Emergency Line: 248-541-3650.

  • Restaurants (carryout and delivery only)
  • Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Pharmacy
  • Gas Stations
  • Auto repair
  • Home repair for maintaining basic needs
  • Hardware stores

What Should be Closed?

The following businesses have been highlighted as non-essential. If you are unsure if you are allowed to operate, please refer to the State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-21 FAQs or contact the Ferndale Police Non-Emergency Line: 248-541-3650.

  • Car dealerships
  • Bicycle shops
  • Real estate professionals
  • Landscaping services
  • Tobacco shops/cigar bars/vape shops
  • Car washes
  • Craft/hobby stores

Oakland County

Oakland County Emergency Order 2020-5

The Oakland County Health Division issued an emergency order on March 24 which requires the following protocols at businesses which are currently open (those that support/sustain life):

1. Daily employee screenings for symptoms of illness, exposure to COVID-19, and travel history.

2. Establishment of strict social distancing protocols for both employees and patron

  • Do what you can to keep your employees and patrons safe!
    -Have a plan to keep staff 6 feet apart
    -Limit capacity for patrons by any reasonable means including signage, visual marking, and specialized hours
    -Get creative: mark the floor with tape at 6 foot intervals in high traffic areas, stop allowing reusable bags/cups, set a timer for staff to wash their hands every 20-30 minutes, etc
  • Resources: Post the Emergency Order at your entrance. Provide cleaning guidance flyer and social distancing flyer to staff

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