What Governor’s Executive Order Means for MTU

by University Marketing and Communications

On Wednesday (July 29), Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 160. Here’s what the executive order, specifically the 10-person limit, means to Michigan Tech.

The Executive Order limits indoor “social gatherings and organized events” to a maximum of 10 people.  While we are not given specific definitions of these terms, the Michigan Association of State Universities has obtained clarification from the Governor’s Office that the limit is not applicable to educational or workplace environments. 

Please note that even where the restriction applies, some of these events may be able to proceed with larger numbers if held outdoors. 

Here’s a chart to help you understand what is and is not covered by the limit on the number of people who may gather indoors: 

Activity10 Person Limit IndoorsNotes
ClassNo6′ distancing applies
Training employeesNo6′ distancing applies. If possible, training should be available remotely for all or some participants
Event hosted by an outside organizationYes6′ distancing also applies
New Student Move InNo6′ distancing applies. Time spent in groups should be minimized
Faculty OrientationNo6′ distancing applies. If possible, orientation should be available remotely for all or some participants
College or Departmental RetreatsNo6′ distancing applies. If possible, retreat should be available remotely for all or some participants
RSO EventsYes6′ distancing also applies
Retirement PartyYes6′ distancing also applies
Incidental GatheringsNo6′ distancing applies. People should disperse if groups are forming
Resume Writing WorkshopNo6′ distancing applies. If possible, workshop should be available remotely for all or some participants
Interview Skills WorkshopNo6′ distancing applies. If possible, workshop should be available remotely for all or some participants
SDCNoFitness centers are subject to different capacity limits
Dining HallsNoDining halls and restaurants are subject to different capacity limits
Rozsa CenterNoPerformance venues are subject to different capacity limits

Comments Closed