UPDATED – 12/17/2020 at 2:30 pm

Please see the pages to the right for more info. The MOA is issuing regular updates via email and updating this page with all that information. Please forward all MOA COVID-19 updates to your optometric colleagues. If they are not receiving our updates, please inform them that our emails may be going to their spam or junk folders. 

On November 15th, MDHHS issued a new epidemic order that establishes a targeted three-week pause on indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates starting later this week. The order is intended to save lives and protect our frontline heroes. 

It is absolutely critical that every resident do their part by following these orders and taking precautions such as wearing a mask, physically distancing, and washing hands frequently. That is why we need your help.

Here is a link to the press release with the language you can use to talk about the epidemic order as well as a link to MDHHS Director Robert Gordon's slide from last night's press conference (i.e., other places where targeted mitigation has worked). Below you will find three graphics-a quick guide to the order, ideas to reduce the risk associated with two-household gatherings, and tips to stay protected in your social "pod"-that you can share on social media, on your website, in newsletters, and more.

Three Week Pause Openings and Closings

Social Gathering Guidance

Social Pods Dos and Donts

Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Plan for Reopening Michigan

Michigan Optometric Association Guidelines for Re-Opening Michigan Optometric Practices

MDHHS Epidemic Order 10/29

MDHHS Epidemic Fact Sheet 10/29

MDHHS Social Gathering Guidance


PPE Supplier List

Please view this important Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) guidance on how to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE) during crisis capacity here


Take Comfort in Acuvue