Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The governor’s executive order also lifts the requirement the health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people or less starting immediately, as long as participants practice social distancing.
Executive Order 2020-91 requires all businesses that are able to open for in person work under Executive Order 2020-92 must develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, consistent with recommendations in Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, developed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and available here.
Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back from unemployment. Employers can bring employees back with reduced hours - while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages.
Webinars for employers to learn more about the Work Share program:
As warmer weather approaches, so does Michigan’s U-pick season. Farm operations across the state are working so they can safely open and operate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has outlined key protocols that U-pick operations should be implementing to protect themselves and their customers.
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Information for Members on COVID – 19
For the latest news, webinars and updates of importance to our members , visit the
Chamber's Coronavirus toolkit.
To stay informed on the latest actions taken by the state, visit the
State of Michigan'sCoronavirus resource page.