MI Safe Start Plan


On June 1, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-110 moving the State as a whole into Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan. Newaygo County will be moving forward with opening County Governmental Facilities to the general public on Monday, June 8, 2020 under the following guidelines:

  • When possible, please continue to do business with County departments via phone, mail, or electronically.
  • The number of public visitors to any building or indoor public area will be limited to no more than 10.
  • Public visitors needing to conduct in-person business via a Department’s front window must maintain six (6) feet from others at all times. Marks separating visitors by six (6) feet are placed on the floor in front of all County Department reception areas.
  • Public visitors over 2 years of age are required, if medically able, to wear a face covering while inside county buildings.
  • Visitors are not allowed to enter work offices and non-public spaces unless they are deemed essential by the department to address an issue related to critical infrastructure. Should it be necessary for a visitor to enter a work office or non-public space, they should make an appointment when possible, must complete a Visitor Health Screening questionnaire, and sign a visitor log. Any visitor presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 or answers yes to any of the screening questions will not be allowed into the non-public space.
  • The County and individual departments have the right to ask a member of the public to leave the premises if they are not following guidelines or appear sick.
  • To see all the information pertaining to Local Governmental Services in Newaygo County, please click on the following link: Press Release for Governmental Services updated on 6/4/2020