Face Mask Mandate and Capacity Limits to Be Lifted June 22

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced an acceleration of plans to lift face mask requirements and indoor capacity limits due to dwindling COVID-19 infection rates and increasing vaccination rates.

On Tuesday, 6/22/21, the face mask mandate that has been in place for more than a year will be rescinded and businesses that have been required to limit capacity in their establishments will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity.

Members should note that MIOSHA COVID-19 Emergency Rules continue to be in place and enforced for employers. We understand that the Whitmer Administration is in close contact with federal regulators; should federal workplace safety guidance change in the future, Michigan is likely to follow.

New & Notable

Last Day to Apply for $2 Million
in COVID-19 Safety Grants

Today, 6/18/21 is the last day for employers with 250 or fewer employees to apply for $2 million in matching grants of up to $10,000 through the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. Funds can be used to purchase safety and health-related equipment and provide training to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread in workplaces.

Applications can be submitted at michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety.

Get the Facts on Mandatory
COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

Host: Clark Hill PLC
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Register online.

Many companies are considering mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. Join 113-year MMA member Clark Hill PLC for a webinar on Wednesday, 6/30/21, to hear considerations, implications and the latest on international travel policies. Register online to get your questions answered and earn SHRM and HRCI credit..

Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

Please continue to reach out to the MMA team with questions.