COVID-19 | March 23
To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order (EO 2020-21). CLICK HERE directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.

The order goes in to effectIve 12:01 AM, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their
homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves
or their family.  

The Executive Order prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Sections 4b and 5a of the EO state that businesses and operations are to designate the workers that meet those criteria. Section 3 states that all individuals who leave their home or place of residence must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the CDC. 

Workers that are necessary to sustain or protect life include those in health care and public health, law enforcement and public safety, grocery store workers,
and more (sections 8 & 9 of the EO).

Further clarity for these critical workers is included in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidance available Here .

The State of Michigan is also building an FAQ page Here .

Further information on Executive Orders and resources for businesses can be found Here and Here

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has provided a synopsis of the order . Here

Do you have further questions or feedback on this Executive Order?
Please take our survey HERE
so we may better assist you. 
You Chamber will continue to monitor and address what this means
for our business community and will continue to send updates as
we receive them.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

We encourage you to continually visit our  WEBSITE as we have
a COVID-19 section with resources and links to keep you updated.

We are continually posting and sharing updates on our
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NEW FUNDING & TOOLS AVAILABLE for Michigan's Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Click Here

 Expands Online Services to Support Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

The MI-SBDC has created a new website Click Here , specifically for topics related to COVID-19. That webpage includes links to the daily webinars and an archive of past webinars. The archive is separate from the SBDC's regular On-Demand Library of webinar training topics. 
Daily webinar topics will include Navigating the Cash Flow Crunch,
E-Commerce during COVID-19, Human Resource Management during COVID-19, and more. There is live Q&A after each webinar.

Once a week, there will also be an open forum with no specific topic where business owners can ask questions in real-time to a panel of
MI-SBDC consultants.

****Beginning Wednesday, March 25, all webinars will occur at
2:00 pm Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact the SBDC at  or 231-929-5060.

MUNSON NURSE HOTLINE 231-935-0951 - press 5 to reach a nurse
7 am - 7 pm