COVID-19 Local Information for Workplaces and Businesses

Provide your After-Hours Contact Info

It's important that the health department can reach someone urgently about any potential COVID-19 exposures at your worksite. We often learn about new cases later in the day or on the weekends. Please click here to provide us with the best After-Hours contact information for your business or organization.

Stay Up-to-Date on COVID-19 Locally

Sign up here for Situational Update E-mails on COVID-19 in Barry and Eaton counties, usually about 1 email per week.

***UPCOMING WEBINAR*** We are holding a webinar for individuals providing childcare in Barry and Eaton Counties related to COVID-19 safety and guidance on June 17th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Please register here.


Understand the Basics on Reopening

Follow our checklist for your business/operation to ensure you are ready to reopen safely.

NEW: BEDHD Checklist for Reopening Under EO97 (6/2/20)

REVISED: Workplace Screening Tools and Guidance (6/4/2020) PDF Version Word Version

Overview Guide to Reopening Businesses (5/8/20)

Make sure your water is ready:


Michigan COVID-19 Business Resources

PPE Resources

More Local Resources 

Your Local Contact

Jodi Pessell, REHS, is now our Business Liaison for COVID-19. She is available to assist businesses with preparedness, workplace controls, COVID-19 response, questions, and concerns. The health department's goal is to improve the health and safety of employees, advise on isolation and quarantine practices, return-to work decisions, and sanitation consultation. Please be aware that the health department cannot provide legal advice, nor consult on hiring, firing, unemployment, or other human resource matters. 

Jodi can be reached at jpessell@bedhd.org or (517) 541-2617 or (269) 798-4149


CDC Guidance

CDC maintains and updates the current guidance for businesses and healthcare settings to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in these workplaces. Up-to-date guidance can be found here:

Business Settings

Healthcare Settings (including dentistry, dialysis, long-term care facilities, and more)

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