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The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly. MTA is committed to keeping our member townships updated as quickly as we can, providing answers to your questions, and access to the resources and information that you need. In addition the key topics and issues, we have assembled links and information (found below) to critical state and federal departments and agencies, such as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, executive orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and more. We are continually updating and providing new sources of information for our member officials, so check back often and follow MTA’s COVID-19 update emails and publications for further updates.


MTA responses and resources


Working from home




    Executive orders relating to COVID-19


    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus webpage

    Get the latest news and updates on developments in the state, find resources and fact sheets for residents and communities, as well as tips for employers and businesses.


    Additional state and federal information and resources

    Michigan Attorney General

    Emergency Services Providers

    Michigan Department of Treasury

    U.S. Department of Treasury

    Secretary of State

    Small Business Association of Michigan

    U.S. Census Bureau

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


      Employer and economic considerations

      Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

      U.S. Department of Labor

      Michigan Economic Development Corporation

      Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)


        COVID-19 resources from MTA Allied Service Providers


        Center for Disease Control  & Prevention (CDC)


        Federal resources and guidelines


         World Health Organization (WHO)


        National Association of Towns and Townships


        Access to broadband

        Broadband access signage for township facilities and township libraries

        Additional resources

        Michigan Municipal League COVID-19 webinars

        Supporting Mental Health During the Coronavirus- May 14, 2020
        PowerPoint  – Podcast – YouTube video

        Re-opening Your Community: What’s the Best Strategy? – April 29, 2020
        PowerPoint – Podcast – YouTube video
        Additional Documents: Ferndale COVID-19 StaffingMichigan Farmer Markets Responding to COVIDMason COVID-19 Resources (Mason’s Employee Expectation Document)Mason Telecomuting Authorization FormMason- General Rules of Employment

        Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – What Public Employers Need to Know – April 23, 2020
        PowerPoint – Podcast – YouTube video

        COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments – April 20, 2020
        PowerPoint – Podcast – YouTube video

        Leading in a Crisis, with special guest Harvard Professor Stephen Goldsmith – April 9, 2020
        PowerPoint – Podcast – YouTube video – Q&A

        COVID-19 Crisis Communication: How to Make Your Messages Hit Home (National League of Cities) – March 27, 2020

        Facebook for Community Communication – March 25, 2020
        PowerPoint – Podcast – Video –  Chat Log – Additional resources provided by presenter Rachel Holland

        Deep-Dive Demo in Setting Up Remote-Access Meetings – March 23, 2020
        PowerPoint – Video – Podcast – Chat log– Q&A

        Virtual Meetings Executive Order – March 20, 2020
        PowerPoint presentation – Answers on Relay/Captioning Services – Video – Podcast – Full Chat Log – Q&A Log – Avoiding Zoombombing

        Facebook Webinar: Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19 (CDC) – March 18

        Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

        Michigan Association of Planning