Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

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In light of the community-wide spread of COVID-19 and the latest emergency order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the majority of City of East Lansing offices will be closed to the public for three weeks beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in the interest of community and employee health. Learn more.

All essential services (police, fire, EMS, curbside trash/recycling services, water services, wastewater management and court services) will remain available and non-essential staff will be available remotely to assist residents with non-essential services. For additional information, view the City's:

Community members can also view the City's electronic public meeting notices webpage for details on upcoming electronic meetings.

State & Public Health Updates


City of East Lansing's Latest COVID-19-Related 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.
    • Stay home when you are sick and call your doctor.
    • 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, wear a mask.

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!