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.
Worksite Response Plans for COVID-19
For the newest requirements and recommendations for a variety of workplaces, please visit the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's page here.
Make sure your water is ready:
- Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation
- Restoring Water Quality in Businesses For Reopening
- Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Building with Low or No Use
Michigan COVID-19 Business Resources
- Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MiOSHA) has compiled a website that includes workplace guidelines, videos, and workplace safety reporting.
- Michigan COVID-19 Business Response Center
- Contact Tracing Recommended Actions for Employers
- MDHHS Order Infographic Fact Sheet (updated 10/29)
- Pure Michigan Business Connect connects Michigan businesses with procurement needs with Michigan based personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety products suppliers.
- Michigan Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of companies that source, manufacture or distribute PPE equipment.
- Small Business Association of Michigan's personal protective equipment resources.
- PPE Supplier List for All Businesses - Page 6
- MEDC PPE Needs and Sourcing
Restaurants and Food Establishments
- MDARD's COVID-19 Resources Page
- Best Practices for Retail Food, Restaurants, and Pick-up/Delivery, from the FDA
- Childcare Guidance Webinar (6/17/2020) Click here to watch the recording. Click here to download the slides.
- Childcare Document for Parents
- Childcare Guidance from LARA (Updated 9/1/2020)
- Flowsheet for Childcare Providers
Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Home Resources
- MDHHS Nursing Home COVID-19 Plan
- Skilled Nursing Facility Testing Guidance and Associated FAQs
- MDHHS' Nursing Home Template for COVID-19 Plan (Excel file download)
- List of laboratories which are able to contract for testing
- Questions about testing guidance or resources for testing, e-mail the state at MDHHS-MSA-COVID19@michigan.gov
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 541-2617 or (269) 798-4149
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:
Healthcare Settings (including dentistry, dialysis, long-term care facilities, and more)