Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

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In light of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, City of East Lansing offices will remain temporarily closed to the public through at least Friday, May 29, with a tentative re-opening date of Monday, May 18. Additionally, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has extended the City’s local state of emergency declaration through Friday, May 29.

During the City's temporary office closures, essential services will continue to be provided to community members (police, fire, EMS, trash/recycling collection, water services, wastewater management), and leadership and emergency management staff will continue to monitor the disease and make decisions with the best interest of the community at heart. The health and wellness of East Lansing's community members is the top priority.  

View the City of East Lansing's Contact List and Continuity of Operations Plan for additional information on current City services and contact information.

View the City's electronic public meeting notices webpage to view details about past and upcoming electronic meetings, including information on how to view the meetings and make a public comment.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer & Public Health Updates

City of East Lansing Press Releases

COVID-19 Preventative Measures 

While there is no vaccine currently, public health officials have provided the following mitigation and preventative measures for communicable diseases like COVID-19:

    • Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
    • Stay home when you are sick and stay home as much as possible when you are not sick.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones and light switches.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer. 
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid handshakes.
    • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.
    • Be sure to maintain a supply of medications, food and other essentials in your house.
    • If you have to go out in public, the CDC is now recommending that community members wear cloth face coverings. Learn more.  

CDC Print Resources in Different Languages

Click here for various print resources from the CDC in different languages.

Thanking Essential Workers - Printable Coloring Pages

Want to show your thanks for the essential workers in the East Lansing community and beyond? Need a fun activity for the kids? Print and color our Thank You Essential Workers coloring pages and proudly display them in your front-facing windows and/or on your trash/recycling carts!