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Virtual meetings for any reason allowed through March 30, 2021

Public Act 254 of 2020 allows townships, and all public bodies, to conduct electronic “virtual” meetings under any circumstance through March 30, 2021. Beginning March 31, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021, remote participation would be permitted only for military duty, a medical condition, or a statewide or local state of emergency or state of disaster under the legislation. Additional changes would permit a state of disaster or emergency declared pursuant to a local ordinance (in addition to those declared under law or charter) by a local official, local governing body or chief administrative officer. For a meeting of a public body held in person prior to April 1, 2021, the public body shall ensure adherence to social distancing and mitigation measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, including the six foot spacing requirement between individuals and heightened standards for facility cleaning and disinfection.


MTA responses and resources
(note that any references to executive orders in MTA resources are no longer valid)


Working from home



    MTA COVID-19 video and podcast updates


    Additional state and federal information and resources

    Emergency Services Providers

    Michigan Department of Treasury

    U.S. Department of Treasury

    U.S. Census Bureau

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus webpage


    National Association of Towns and Townships


      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)