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Posted on: October 27, 2020

City of Lansing Adopts Emergency Ordinance Requiring Compliance with Public Health Orders

The City of Lansing passed Emergency Ordinance 1269, requiring compliance with public health orders, during last night’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will go into effect immediately and will remain in place for sixty days.


Under the new ordinance, any person who violates a public health order issued by the State of Michigan, the Ingham County Health Department or the Mid-Michigan District Health Department could be charged with a misdemeanor or municipal civil infraction.


Lansing residents and visitors are reminded to adhere to the following public health and emergency orders:

  • Outdoor social gatherings in a residence throughout the City of Lansing are limited to 100 people or less.
  • Indoor social gatherings throughout the City of Lansing are limited to 10 people or less.
  • All social gatherings, indoors and out, must be designed to ensure that people from different households maintain a social distance of at least six feet.
  • Face coverings are required when in any indoor public space.

This is not an all-encompassing list of public health orders. Additional details about these orders and other orders can be viewed at and


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