Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The executive order will allow the May 7 resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors.
Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced that he is forming a blue-ribbon task force that will help advise when and how to safely bring the city back online as restrictions are eased. The task force will be made up of a cross section of professionals, community leaders and residents representing different sectors of the community.
Michigan’s animal agriculture leaders responded to state and national news of processor shutdowns that some fear will create food shortages around the country. In particular, the leaders said Michigan is working quickly to help ensure grocery stores are able continue to offer ample supplies of pork and beef.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-71, which extends existing safety measures to protect consumers and employees at grocery stores and pharmacies until May 29, 2020. The order also extends temporary relief from licensing requirements for food sellers and pharmacies.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-69 which extends her previous order that temporarily closes certain places of public accommodation such as theaters, bars, casinos, and more. In order to maintain social distancing, the order also limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders.
While Michigan leaders contemplate lifting the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, employers must prepare for how and when to bring their employees back into the workplace. Return-to-work protocols will vary and will require employers to face unique challenges based on their industry and geography.
As Michigan gets back to work, it is crucial to maintain a safe work environment for your employees and for any members of the public that you may encounter. This webinar will serve as a valuable resource for you to get back to work safely. You'll learn the rules and regulations you need to follow, have an opportunity to learn what other business owners are doing, and receive details on the information you need to be compliant.
Amid all the chaos, confusion and anxiety that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership has never been more important. To survive (and dare say ‘thrive’), leaders must adopt a mindset that allows you to put one foot in front of the other, especially when it’s hard.
Small businesses, the backbone of the economy, have lost some or all of their business due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Though government help is available through the federal CARES Act and other sources, many business owners have struggled to connect with the resources they need. This webinar will explore what businesses can do to successfully reopen, or next steps if they're faced with permanent closure.
Information for Members on COVID – 19
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