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MACOMB BUSINESS
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

The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance


 

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: https://forms.gle/tFygcKsGrNYwYZpP9


Employers are required to inform the Health Department when an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19.

According to MIOSHA Workplace Requirements, when an employer learns of an employee, visitor or customer with a known case of COVID-19, the employer shall:

  • Immediately notify the local public health department AND
  • Within 24 hours of learning of the known case, notify any co-workers, contractors, or suppliers who may have come into contact with the person with a known case of COVID-19

To report exposure at a Macomb County workplace:

  1. Complete this online form
  2. Download and complete this form and fax it to 586-493-0075
  3. Call the Communicable Disease Surveillance Program at 586-783-8190

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.


Current Assistance Programs for Businesses:


Critical Support Available for Michigan Restaurants, Bars through Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund  

Eligible businesses include restaurants; food stands, food trucks, food carts; caterers; bars, saloons, lounges, taverns; brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms; breweries, wineries and distilleries; and bakeries. The fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals for first 21 days, then first-come, first-serve for all eligible applicants. For more information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, visit sba.gov/restaurants or in Spanish at sba.gov/restaurantes.


Review of Small Business Administration Relief Programs

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

  • Application on the SBA Website
  • Up to 6 months of operating expense not to exceed $2 million
  • Interest Rate 3.75%, 30 year fixed rate
  • No payments for first 12 months.
  • Option to get a $10k advance

SBA Bridge Loan

  • Must have a current business relationship with a SBA Express Lender (contact them directly)
  • Loans up to $25,000
  • Term loan or gap loan until the EDIL is awarded

SBA Debt Relief

  • For businesses with a current and new SBA 7(a) and 504 Loans
  • The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
  • The SBA will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.

Treasury: Certain Businesses Affected by COVID-19  Epidemic Orders Provided Tax Assistance 

Specific information about Treasury providing continued tax assistance to affected businesses can be found in “Notice: Penalty and Interest Waived for 33 Days for Certain Monthly and Quarterly Sales, Use and Withholding Returns due January 20, 2021.

To learn more about Michigan’s taxes, go to www.michigan.gov/taxes or follow the state Treasury Department on Twitter at @MITreasury.


 
 
 

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.

Macomb County CARES Act - Small Business Email Notification Sign Up

Please fill out this form if you would like to receive notifications about potential grant opportunities.

Back-to-Business PPE Kits

We are pleased to provide personal protection equipment for free to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 for businesses. 

To request a back-to-business kit, please complete this form.


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

Signage

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