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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 www.michiganbusiness.org/ppe 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