As Michigan businesses begin to reopen, employers are urged to utilize the State’s Work Share program which helps employers experiencing economic pain due to COVID-19 retain their workforce and bring back employees from lay-off as they restart their businesses.
Webinar for employers to learn more about the Work Share program:
With efforts to re-engage Michigan’s economy underway through recent executive orders signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Pure Michigan Business Connect program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has developed a portal specifically designed to support the personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of Michigan businesses as they start the process of re-opening.
Since Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency on March 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic, she has issued more than 70 executive orders restricting business and social activity.
Michigan businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and the orders intended to “flatten the curve” of transmission of the virus. Nearly a quarter of small businesses in the United States could close permanently because of coronavirus, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated in early April.
The Flint Farmers’ Market is preparing to welcome customers back inside on Tuesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thirty-three of the 44 indoor vendors will be opening up their spaces with CDC guidelines in place. The additional eleven vendors are planning to join on July 2.
A letter from Chad Grant, president & CEO, McLarenr
This time in our lives has been truly challenging. As we all look for a return to a sense of normalcy, you can take comfort in knowing hospitals are here for you, and always will be. It’s natural to feel anxious about the uncertainties our world is facing, but you can continue to have confidence in your health care providers.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer on May 26 signed Executive Order 2020-104, which expands the types of medical personnel that can order a test, and creates a new category of community testing sites that offer testing to anyone with reason to be tested without an advance order, and without charging an out-of-pocket cost to any Michigander.
While it is expected that cybercrime will increase during the global pandemic, new research reveals it might even be worse than initially thought. Ransomware attacks jumped 148 percent last month over baseline levels in February, according to the findings from VMware Carbon Black, an endpoint security vendor. Analytics showed surges in threat activity on specific days during the pandemic, including Jan. 30, which saw a 48 percent increase in ransomware attacks over baseline levels with the U.S. announcing its first case of coronavirus.
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