It didn’t take long for the regulatory and legislative arms of Michigan state government to restore COVID-19 restrictions in the wake of the state Supreme Court invalidating certain executive orders and emergency COVID mandates of Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The good news therein however is HB6030, currently awaiting the Governor’s signature, which provides immunity for businesses from CIOVID-19 claims so long as the business has acted in compliance with the relevant COVID rules and orders.  Since the court ruled on October 2 that the Governor lacked the authority to extend a public state of emergency under the Emergency Management Act (EMA), and further ruled on October 10 that her prior Executive Orders were therefore null and void, the Michigan bureaucratic apparatus has swung into action. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and most recently, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) have collectively restored most of the Governor’s mandates under various regulatory authority. MDHHS passed an emergency rule on October 5 restricting the size of gatherings, requiring face coverings in public and limiting bars and other business venues. Four days later, it updated the order to also require specific workplace protections. Likewise, MIOSHA issued a new emergency regulation on October 14 that restored most of the workplace safety requirements that were mandated by the Governor’s original executive orders. And finally, whatever holes may have been left by the legal issues have been addressed by other legislation (HB 6031, HB 6032 and HB 6101) all of which are also awaiting the Governor’s signature and do not take effect unless and until all are enacted.