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NEWS RELEASE | State Offices Will Remain Closed on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

Michigan Business Network
January 30, 2019 4:00 PM


State Offices Will Remain Closed on
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

LANSING, MICH. With the continuation of the historic emergency weather conditions impacting the state of Michigan, all state government offices will remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, until 10 p.m. Specified essential services will remain operational during the emergency.

“The National Weather Service continues to predict dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and the priority must continue to be on keeping people safe,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “While keeping people safe, essential staff at state agencies will continue to make sure important government work gets done though office buildings are closed. Again, for your safety and the safety of our first responders, I urge all Michiganders not to take any unnecessary risks during this extreme weather.”

State employees that are deemed nonessential should not report to work on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Any employee with questions about whether their work functions are deemed essential should contact their supervisor. All state employees with shifts that begin on or after 10:00 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, should report to work during their normal hours on Friday, Feb. 1.

The State Emergency Operations Center will remain open to monitor weather conditions.

Employees and residents should check www.michigan.gov for updates.


The SEOC is the emergency operations center for the state of Michigan. Located in Dimondale, the SEOC is overseen by the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and coordinates response and recovery efforts by state agencies and local government. The SEOC is staffed by members of state agencies for decision making and information coordination during disasters or emergencies in the state of Michigan.


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