Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. The new order will require people to wear homemade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also lift some restrictions on outdoor activities and allow some workers who perform previously suspended activities to go back to work.
Although the latest Executive Order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (2020-59) requires employers to provide appropriate face coverings to all of their onsite employees starting on April 27, appropriate face coverings remain in high demand and short supply. When Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel was alerted to the problem earlier today, she issued the following statement:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-60 to establish strategies to reduce exposure to COVID-19 for both customers and employees. The order also provides temporary relief by suspending certain licensing requirements and regulations for food service industries.
As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making decisions need to hear how COVID-19 and the Stay Home, Stay Safe order are impacting your business. MFBI Survey Link
The Federal Reserve Bank Chicago-Detroit Branch is collecting information on how the coronavirus outbreak has affected businesses in the Midwest and is asking Michigan Chamber member businesses to participate in their survey.
Gov. Whitmer issued a new Executive Order on unemployment insurance (UI). It builds upon her earlier E.O. expanding eligibility for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the noncharging of benefits to employers who were forced to lay-off workers due to the “Stay Home” Order. The order also expands the state’s Work Share program.
Comcast Business will outline the ways in which businesses represent targets for hackers, what new challenges the COVID-19 crisis presents, analysis of threat types, and the steps companies are taking to mitigate cybersecurity risks during workplace and business disruption.
As Michigan moves closer to reopening many businesses have legal questions and concerns, please join us and attorneys from Warner Norcross and Judd to discuss how you can be better prepared to return to work.
Join Comcast Business for a panel discussion on the keys to successfully manage your brand and messaging through the three phases of any crisis: at its inception, as it grows and peaks, and, finally, as your brand emerges from the disruption.
Information for Members on COVID – 19
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Chamber's Coronavirus toolkit.
To stay informed on the latest actions taken by the state, visit the
State of Michigan'sCoronavirus resource page.