March 26, 2020
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First Aid/CPR Training Being Offered Online During Crisis
Get Your Employees Trained While the Work has Stopped
In light of the COVID-10 pandemic we are offering First AID/CPR/AED training through blended learning. Blended learning courses include a combination of online learning and an in-person, classroom experience saving in-person training time while allowing course participants the flexibility to complete the online content at their convenience.

When enrolled, you will be directly sent the enrollment link to complete the online lecture portion of the training. When face-to-face classes can resume you will join into a scheduled class to complete the physical portion of the training and test out of the program. Students will need to bring proof of online completion prior to the in-person portion of the blended learning class.
Update from Gov. Whitmer on Construction Companies as Essential Services
Q: Is construction allowed under the executive order?

A: Some limited forms of construction are permissible, including construction to maintain and improve essential public works like roads, bridges, the telecommunications infrastructure, and public health infrastructure. Construction workers may also undertake such projects as necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences. In addition, businesses may designate construction firms to provide necessary support to the work of the businesses' critical infrastructure workers. All construction work that is carried out while the order is in effect must be done in accordance with the mitigation measures required under section 5(c) of the order.
Explanation of the Governor's Order
ABC Western Michigan Chapter member Miller Johnson held an emergency webinar with legal experts explaining the impact of Governor Whitmer's order.
Butzel Long Webinars
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will help many American families dealing with the impact of the coronavirus by providing increased funding for food, Medicaid, unemployment assistance, and coverage for testing. But it also significantly impacts small and medium businesses through the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLA) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA), requiring certain employers to front the costs of paid leave to employees affected by coronavirus in various ways.
Business owners face difficult decisions regarding their options to fulfill requirements to employees, customers, banks, landlords, vendors, etc.

The ability to develop sustainable strategies to emerge when commerce becomes stable is integral to survival. Business owners with thoughtful plans communicated to stakeholders stand the best chance.

Michigan's Stay-at-Home Order Spares Some in the Construction Industry
Safety Tips from ABC SEMI's Director of Safety, Kim Gamet
Kim explains how we are exposed to COVID-19 and what companies can do to keep employees safe. Additional items discussed are compliance issues, record keeping, PPE, and incident command.
Respirator Fact Sheets
Oakland County Executive has Come Out with Some New Directives
SBA Disaster Loan Program
This Disaster Loan Program provides up to $2 million loans at 3.75% interest to cover working capital and business expenses incurred during this pandemic. The loan payments can be deferred for up to 1 year and the term can be as long as 30 years.  To apply for this loan, go directly to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Program.