Governor Announces Return of All In-Person Work May 24

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced yesterday that Michigan has achieved a 55 percent vaccination rate, allowing the state to move forward with Step 1 of the recently announced “MI Vacc to Normal” plan. Under Step 1, employers will no longer be mandated to require remote work when feasible.

While amended MIOSHA rules implementing the change have not yet been released, Governor Whitmer announced that in-person work across all sectors and workplaces will be permitted Monday, 5/24/21.

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MI Vacc to Normal Graphic

MMA’s Government Affairs team is available to assist manufacturers with questions about COVID-19 orders and workplace safety rules. Contact MMA’s Dave Worthams at 517-487-8511 or

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Help drive vaccine engagement with employees and accelerate our economic recovery by hosting an on-site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at your facility.

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.