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Guidance for Reopening

COVID-19 Employer Toolkit

This toolkit combines guidance from the current Executive Orders, employee screening procedures and materials, cleaning guidance, and signage for your facility. [6/8/2020 update]

Additional toolkit information:

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

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.

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

Food Service: Roadmap to Reopening

Reopening guidance from the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) and sanitarian contact information

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: 06/18/2020