Volume 012 | July 17, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Public Health - Muskegon County is dedicated to keeping you informed about what is happening in your community, as well as around the state. As COVID-19 continues to affect us, please be sure to connect with us to stay up-to-date. Visit muskegonhealth.net or facebook.com/PublicHealthMuskegon
Help Recognize Local Businesses
Public Health and HealthWest have partnered with other community organizations in a “Mask up Muskegon” campaign to promote public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three weeks ago, we launched a  nomination form to solicit nominations   for businesses implementing creative and innovative strategies  for keeping employees and/or customers safe during the pandemic.
Here’s a link to the form: https://bit.ly/MuskegonBusinessHonors . This nomination form also includes the ability to upload photos to show off some of these cool solutions.
Many nominations have already been received, and the first round of recognition was launched this week. Businesses are being promoted on social media and in the Mask Up Muskegon stakeholders newsletter.
Please help share and submit nominations to recognize our local businesses.  
Need Help Making a Report?
Do you have a concern related to health and safety during COVID-19 re-opening?
Health and safety is our number one priority during re-opening. If you'd like to file a complaint, please click the link below to direct your concern to the appropriate authority or state agency.

Resources for Workplaces
A set of online resources at Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety provides guidelines, posters for employees and customers, factsheets, educational videos and a reopening checklist to keep workplaces safe.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) stand at the ready to provide the tools necessary for business to protect their workers and remain safely open.
Under Executive Order 2020-153, businesses must post signs at all entrances instructing customers of their legal obligation to wear a face covering while inside – to assist employers with this requirement, a print-ready poster that businesses may use is available online.
FDA Update on Hand Sanitizers
 FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in  hand sanitizer products  that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.