Additional Frontline Workers

Workers critical to the continued operation and maintenance of drinking water, wastewater, and drainage infrastructure.

Sample employers:

  • Wastewater treatment or collection facilities
  • Community water system companies/facilities
  • Water distribution and testing facilities

Identified by Governor Whitmer in Executive Orders 2020-21 and 2020-70:

  • Workers providing childcare for other critical infrastructure workers, including workers at disaster relief childcare centers
  • Workers at suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers
  • Workers in the insurance industry unable to work remotely
  • Workers for businesses or operations that provide minimum basic needs to the economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, individuals who need assistance as a result of COVID-19, and people with disabilities
  • Workers critical to labor union functions unable to work remotely
  • Workers at retail stores selling groceries, medical supplies, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences or motor vehicles; including convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair stores, hardware and home maintenance stores, and home appliance retailers
  • Workers at laundromats, coin laundries, and dry cleaners
  • Workers for garden stores, nurseries, lawn care, pest control, and landscaping operations
  • Workers at motor vehicle dealerships or deliver motor vehicles to customers
  • Workers at hotels and motels
  • Maintenance workers and groundskeepers
  • Workers for moving or storage operations