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Planning and Economic Development

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19


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


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.


Macomb County launched a new web page with resources for businesses that are preparing to reopen as Michigan continues to experience the “flattening” phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. The page offers a one-stop resource with general guidelines for preparing to reopen business, industry specific guidelines, a directory of locally sourced supplies like personal protection equipment and signage, as well as access to county created building signage that business owners can print and display within their own organizations. 

CARES-Funded Training Available for Macomb County Manufacturing Sector

Macomb County has partnered with Macomb Community College to provide employees at local manufacturing facilities with FREE training and education. These training opportunities are being funded through the federal CARES dollars provided to Macomb County for economic recovery.

There are a number of courses in both the Engineering and Advanced Technology area as well as the Business and Information Technology area. These programs are available FREE to any employee who works for a Macomb County manufacturer with 250 employees or less.

To take advantage of this opportunity:

  1. Review the available courses:
  2. Complete the registration form
  3. Send your completed registration form to
    • If you are registering for a virtual or remote course you must provide an active email address.

If you have any questions regarding these courses and registration, contact the Workforce Development team at or 586.498.4100.


Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program

Macomb Manufacturers: Apply Now!

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly reshaping and accelerating the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector. As businesses are forced to change and adapt, they are finding new ways to get the job done during these uncertain times—and Industry 4.0 technologies are leading the way. 


Automation Alley, funded by Oakland and Macomb counties, has created the Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program program to address the urgent need to move companies into the digital manufacturing age of Industry 4.0 as fast as possible to help improve our region’s manufacturing agility and response to future disruptions.

Manufacturers accepted into the program will receive:

  • Strategic Guidance: on how to transform from legacy operations to digital manufacturing.
  • An Industry 4.0 Assessment: outlining where their business stands today and what digital opportunities best fit their needs. 
  • Connections & introductions: to state-of-the art vendors and applied research that can help them along their path to Industry 4.0. 
  • A financial investment: will be granted to purchase Industry 4.0 and state-of-the art digital technologies.

Does my company qualify?

To qualify, companies must be a small or medium sized manufacturer residing in Oakland or Macomb County.

Why this and why now?

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an urgent and massive need for PPE and ventilators. The unanticipated need, coupled with the inability to quickly ramp up production, contributed to government quarantines until such time that the health care system could get stocked with resources as well as build the capacity to handle an onslaught of patients. This program will address this problem by helping position our region as an agile, digital-ready essential source of manufactured goods in times of national crisis.