GRPD: Don't call 911 for stay-at-home order violations

Posted at 5:48 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 17:48:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids police are asking everyone to stop calling 911 to report people or businesses violating the stay-at-home order instituted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Police say the need the 911 lines to be open for emergencies.

The appropriate place to call for order violations is the Michigan Attorney General's Office at 877-765-8388.

Businesses that remain open for in-person work are required to take several steps to minimize the spread of coronavirus. Some of those steps include promoting remote work, restricting the number of people in the place of work, keeping employees and customers at least six feet away from each other and any other social distancing practices that can be applied.