Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

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East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has extended the City of East Lansing’s local state of emergency through Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. in light of the federal government’s extension of the guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 through April 30. Temporary City office closures have also been extended through April 30, and some facility closures and event cancellations beyond April 30 have also been announced. For the latest information, view the City's most recent press release on temporary closures of City offices/facilities and meeting/event cancellations

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.

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 consider staying home to avoid others who are sick if you are an individual who is at risk of severe illness.
    • 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.  

CDC Print Resources in Different Languages

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