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COVID-19 Employer + Employee Information

MIOSHA has issued “COVID-19 Emergency Rules” for workplace safety. These can be accessed here.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued COVID-19 workplace guidelines for employers and employees, and has created a hotline to answer guideline questions. Call (855) SAFEC19 or (855) 723-3219 to have your questions answered.

MDHHS Epidemic Orders

“Michigan law imposes on MDHHS a duty to continually and diligently endeavor to “prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health,” and gives the Department “general supervision of the interests of health and life of people of this state.” MCL 333.2221. MDHHS may “[e]xercise authority and promulgate rules to safeguard properly the public health; to prevent the spread of diseases and the existence of sources of contamination; and to implement and carry out the powers and duties vested by law in the department.” MCL 333.2226(d).”

MCL 33.2221:

MCL 333.2226:

January 13th Epidemic Order

This order takes effect on January 16, 2021, at 12:01 am and remains in effect through January 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Local health departments and law enforcement have full authorization to investigate potential violations and enforce this order.

Full Order: Gatherings + Face Mask Order

December 18th Epidemic Order

This order takes effect December 21st at 12:01 am and remains in effect through January 15th at 11:59 pm. Local health departments and law enforcement have full authorization to investigate potential violations and enforce this order.

Full Order: Gatherings + Face Mask Order

Epidemic Orders: Congregate Care, Juvenile Justice, & Skilled Nursing Facilities

12/8: Requirements for Residential Care Facilities

10/29: Temporary Restrictions for Entry into
Congregate Care and Juvenile Justice Facilities

10/28: Testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Homes for the Aged, and Adult Foster Care Facilities

COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation

COVID-19 Education Materials

The Pure Michigan Business Connect program, through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has created a portal designed to support the personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of businesses as they begin to re-open. The portal can be accessed at and is open to all companies, no matter the size, and is available for all levels of PPE demand.
Information for Migrant Workers

CDC Reopening Guidance

New CDC COVID-19 Reopening Guidance has been released as of May 20th.

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings (Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response)

Water Management

Ensuring the safety of your building’s water system is critical after prolonged shutdowns. The following tools will help you build a water management plan and ensure your building continues to be safe for workers and the public.

Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth & Spread in Buildings

Identifying Buildings at Increased Risk for Legionella Growth and Spread

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation: Ensure the safety of your occupants and building water system and devices: guidance for mold awareness, monitoring, and remediation, and legionella guidance.

Preventing Occupational Exposure to Legionella

Considerations for Hotel Owners and Managers

Operating Public Hot Tubs/Spas (view the “Operating Public Hot Tubs” fact-sheet here)

Considerations for Healthcare Facilities

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use

Checklist: Restoring Water Quality in Buildings for Reopening

Flushing Plumbing & NSF 53 Point-of-Use Filters

For PUR Point-of-Use Filters: English, Español

For BRITA Point-of-Use Filters: English, Español

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Guidance for Outpatient Health Care Facilities – Dental

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials

Michigan COVID-19 Business Response Center

Return-to-Work Guidance

Construction: May 7th

Manufacturing: May 11th

Other Industry Practices

Reopening planning guidance from the Michigan Economic Recovery Council (MERC) for other industries

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Reopening Guidance (Outlined within FAQ’s)

Develop a Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Last updated: 12/11/2020, 11:34 am