BLDI received the following information in an email from MISSDIG, Michigan's underground utility locating service, regarding the statewide shelter-in-place:
"MISS DIG 811 requires that you always practice safe digging by placing a ticket. Under Public Act 174 of 2013, facility owners are required to locate and respond to dig notices by the response due date and time. Therefore, we are asking for your help assisting us in supporting the State of Michigan during the shelter-in-place order from our government.
All gas, electric, telcom, fiber, and MDOT projects are considered "critical infrastructure" and essential under Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-21. ONLY those doing work essential to the needs of our state and our infrastructure should be placing tickets. Please postpone all non-essential digging, such as gardening, landscaping, and DIY projects."