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Planning and Economic Development

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Current Guidance from the State of Michigan

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) - December 27, 2021

Is Your Workplace Covered by the Healthcare ETS?


Is your company interested in hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic?

Our department is working with the Macomb County Health Department to investigate the possibility of offering workplaces an opportunity to host a vaccine clinic for their employees. If this is something you might consider, please assist us to develop plans by answering this quick survey:

Current Assistance Programs for Businesses:

Grants for licensed child care providers:

The Child Care Stabilization Grant application is now open. Licensed childcare providers are eligible and should visit to confirm eligibility, review frequently asked questions, and apply. Applications are now open here. This is a noncompetitive grant. All eligible applicants will receive funding. Childcare professionals will be awarded bonuses directly from their employer and do not need to apply. 

Afflicted Business Relief (ABR) grant program

New! The State of Michigan has announced the Afflicted Business Relief (ABR) grant program which will distribute up to $409 Million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to businesses that suffered financial hardship due to Covid-19.

Generally speaking, eligible businesses are entertainment venues, recreational facilities and fitness centers, beauty salons and barber shops, nurseries and plant growers and places that provide overnight accommodations.

More details here

More details about the program and how to apply

Financing Resources through the State of Michigan



COVID-19 Business Support

If you need assistance with your business, please fill out this form.

You will be contacted by someone who can provide further assistance.


Printable Signage for Businesses to use:

Printable posters from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

The following are signs used in county buildings. Click on the image to download, print and display in your own place of business for free.








Additional Information:

General Reference:

State of Michigan Resources

Michigan Department Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Employer Guidance

Michigan Main Street (MEDC): Reopen Main Street: Navigating a New Reality - Together

Federal Government Resources

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity: COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division: Q&As for COVID-19 related guidance to FLSA and FMLA and the FFCRA

Macomb County Resources

Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety:

State of Michigan Resources

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Re-opening Issues Reporting Forms

All employers who will require their workers to leave their home to come to work, MUST:
1. Develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan that is consistent with OSHA's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Guidelines for establishing an employee screening process: English or Spanish

Federal Government Resources


Macomb County Resources

Additional Resources

Detroit Regional Chamber: Michigan’s Return-To-Office Workgroup Releases Recommendations For Transitioning To In-Person Work

American Society of Employers (ASE) has curated a list of helpful resources to assist employers in protecting their employees and plan for future outbreaks or spread of the illness.

ASE: COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

ASE: Interpretation of updated MIOSHA workplace guidance, published June 22, 2021

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

State of Michigan Resources


Federal Government Resources

Macomb County Resources

Local Suppliers:

The following is a list of local businesses with supplies that you may need to reopen your business. The state of Michigan also maintains a directory of businesses that provide essential supplies. To access it, complete the procurement form. 

Hand Sanitizer

Face Masks, Shields and Gowns


Sneeze/Cough Guards, Splash Shields, and Other Plastic Products