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March 12, 2020 12:05 AM

COVID-19 Update: Gov's order includes social distancing; Stay home if possible.

To help uphold the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, individuals must maintain a minimum of 6 feet between themselves and other people. Anyone not following the social distancing requirement may face misdemeanor violation/arrest penalties, including up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine up to $500.
Social distancing practices are a top priority for any time spent outside an individual’s home or place of residence. They include:
• Go out only if you’re feeling healthy.
• Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and another person.
• Long-distance travel is discouraged unless it is essential.
• Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If those aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
• When driving, keep windows slightly open to provide air flow.
• If the parking is full when attempting to visit a park, recreation area, boating access site or trailhead, leave and choose a different location.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and

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Latest Update:

March 27, 2020 4:10 PM

The City will be sending a city-wide alert message today (Friday) at 6:30 p.m. Everyone will be directed to an updated COVID-19 webpage.

The City will continue to use our alerting software to communicate each Friday at 6:30 p.m.

City of Rochester's COVID-19 Update Page

Prior Updates

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March 23, 2020 11:53 PM

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.

Michigan's "Stay Home. Stay Safe." page.
March 20, 2020 5:22 PM

The City will be sending a public notification today around 6:15 p.m. This will be a full-scale test of the City's alerting software and provide informational links pertaining to COVID-19.

City of Rochester's COVID-19 Update Page