Violations Of Latest Orders Could Mean $1,000 Fines

Fines of up to $1,000 could be issued to those who violate Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest emergency orders. So says Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, who on Thursday announced the penalty. The governor on Wednesday shut down bars across the state due to coronavirus numbers, and also banned indoor social gatherings of more than ten people. Gordon said the following day, “We must remain vigilant in our response to this ongoing threat and take all appropriate measures to reduce its impact.” The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says violations could result in the fine, and that businesses regulated by a licensing agency could find themselves referred to that licensing agency should they violate the rules.