COVID-19 – Limitations on Food Service Establishments
Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-110 allows restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, brewpubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs and like places to be open to the public with restrictions. Other establishments with a food service license (such as bowling alleys, movie theaters or event centers) may not be allowed to allow people to dine on-site. Contact your inspector if you have questions about whether you are permitted to operate at this time.Important requirements to remain open are in Executive Order 2020-114, such as:
- Facilities must have a written COVID-19 plan.
- Restaurants must limit capacity to 50%.
- Customers may not wait for seating. A limited amount may wait for to-go food.
- Employees must be screened daily for symptoms of illness.
- Employees and customers must wear masks. Customers may remove masks when seated at their table.
Required Signs for Food Service Establishments
- Food Service License Information
- Temporary License Information
- Plan Review Packet | Overview
- Foodborne Illness
- Training & Education
- Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not find what you are looking for on our Food Services pages, please feel free to contact our Food Service Division at (616) 393-5645.
Restaurant Inspection Reports
Other Food Regulatory AgenciesMichigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)