Labor and Economic Opportunity
Are you in need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including face masks, face shields, gloves and goggles as your business transitions to in-person operations over the coming weeks? Pure Michigan Business Connect is offering a procurement program to assist businesses in accessing non-medical grade Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to keep their employees and customers safe as they begin resuming in-person operations.
The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed new guidance on Suitable Work and Refusal of Work for workers and employers.
While the guidance reminds employers of their obligations to follow workplace safety laws and guidance related to COVID-19, it also focuses on policy that expanding good-cause related to COVID-19 for employees who refuse offers of work and seek to continue receiving unemployment benefits.
The entirety of the state of Michigan is currently under the same public health guidance and restrictions, but there may be more restrictive or specific guidelines issued by local governing authorities. Individuals should contact their local health department or check their website for more information.
MI Safe Start Map is an online dashboard that visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and trends in Michigan, providing residents with important information about the pandemic status where they live and work.
In an effort to help reopen businesses safely and re-engage in the economy, the MI Symptoms Web Application is a cost-free way for employers to comply with Executive Order 2020-145 and implement a COVID-19 symptoms screening questionnaire for employees.
Employers who want to register their business for MI Symptoms need to complete this form.