On May 7, the construction industry and realtors got back to work and on May 11, manufacturing will get up and running again. Under the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, every business that is open for in-person work must take a number of precautions included under section 11 of the order, including developing a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. This plan must be consistent with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s recommendations in Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The plan must then be available at the company headquarters or the worksite.
You are not alone in this process and the Michigan Chamber has templates available that were created by the Workplace Law attorneys at Bodman for you to create a plan for your business.
Some additional resources that may be helpful are listed below:
- The most current “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, developed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
- Michigan Chamber COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan resource
- Grand Traverse County Construction Industry Toolkit
- Traverse Area Association of Realtors resources
- Michigan Manufacturers Association tools
- Further clarity for critical infrastructure workers is included in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidance (note the order does not adopt any subsequent guidance document released by this same agency)
- The State of Michigan FAQ page
- Guidance for business to determine who can perform in-person work
- The Attorney General’s website dedicated to coronavirus, including employee rights and employer obligations