Everyone hopes that the coronavirus will not be widespread in Michigan or, if it is, that it will be relatively mild and manageable. Nevertheless, it would be prudent for Michigan municipalities (including cities, villages and townships) to adopt municipal rules for office, public gatherings on municipal property and similar venues. Such a policy could include provisions such as when municipal office personnel should stay at home, how and when municipal meetings should be cancelled, rules regarding large gatherings in municipal buildings, parks or other public spaces and similar matters. Of course, it would be best to have such formal policies and rules in place before the coronavirus is prevalent in your area of Michigan, if that occurs. Our firm can help municipalities with the drafting and adoption of such coronavirus policies and rules.