DEARBORN, MI – Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad issued an Important Notice to residents and businesses found to be intentionally or deliberately violating Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to “Stay Home, Stay Safe”. He is warning of potential consequences.
Chief Haddad stated the following:
As you are aware, to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order # 2020-21 on March 23, 2020. Effective March 24, 2020 at 12:02 a.m. and continuing through April 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., in accordance with MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3), a willful violation of this order is a misdemeanor. This order directs all “non-essential” Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations, which includes those not needed to sustain or protect life.
This order directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engages in an outdoor activity (walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity), or performing tasks necessary to ensure the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.
Residents or businesses found to be intentionally or deliberately violating this order could be charged with a misdemeanor. Additionally, all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring among persons not part of a single household are prohibited. To be clear this includes backyard and garage gatherings. Violators will be charged in accordance with Executive Order # 2020-21 on March 23, 2020. According to MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3), a willful violation of this order is a misdemeanor.
“Standing Tough Together – One Dearborn Strong” – We will get through this. Stay safe!!
Chief Ronald Haddad
Dearborn Police Department