Eaton County Central Dispatch, in partnership with Eaton County Technology Services, have developed an online reporting tool for violations of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order issued to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Whitmer’s order, which took effect Tuesday, March 24, requires most businesses and organizations to send their employees home until April 13 to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The order includes exemptions for “essential” employees and jobs related to public safety, health care and other “critical” industries, their suppliers and other distributors.
Here are the steps for reporting a suspected violation and what law enforcement agencies will do:
- Use this link to access the reporting tool, and dispatch will forward the complaint to a local police agency
- The agency will investigate, determine the severity of the violation and respond appropriately
Businesses that fail to comply with the governor’s executive order could face a misdemeanor charge, $500 fine and 90 days in jail for each violation, said the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.
The Attorney General launched a new website dedicated to coronavirus. Additional guidance is also available:
• Guidance for individuals to determine when they can leave home.
• Guidance for business to determine who can perform in-person work.
There is also an Q&A website that is being updated regularly.
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