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Planning and Economic Development

Resources to Reopen Your Business


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

  • Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. today, April 30 with $28.6 billion available nationwide 
  • 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 

4/30/2021: LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today encouraged restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments across Michigan hard hit by COVID-19 to apply for $28.6 billion in federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund direct relief being provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration under the American Rescue Plan.

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.

Registration for the funding will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT with the application itself opening on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT.  

For more information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, visit or in Spanish at




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Return to Work Calendar of Events:

Restaurant Virtual Job Fair: Wednesday, May 5; Session A: 9 a.m. to noon; Session B: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of Macomb County's ongoing efforts to aid restaurants throughout the pandemic, Macomb County Planning and Economic Development is partnering with Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! and Michigan Rehabilitative Services to host a virtual job fair for the restaurant industry. Employers will be required to establish a virtual booth, and can offer information about open positions with an option to engage virtually with all job seekers. Training for the virtual booth will be available. There is no cost to participate. For more information and to register:

Detroit Regional Chamber: Employer Forum: Building Vaccine Confidence Within Your Workplace; Thursday, May 6 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Michigan SBDC: COVID SUCKS: How to Keep Your Head Above Water During COVID; Wednesday, May 12 from noon to 1 p.m. 

Michigan SBDC: COVID-19 Reopen Support Webinars

Detroit Regional Chamber: Restart Michigan Webinar Series

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

CDC: Workplaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Macomb County Resources


Additional Resources

The National 8(a) Association COVID-19 Resources & Information for Small Business Guide

A Leader's Toolkit For Reopening: Twenty Strategies to Reopen and Reimagine

Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety:

State of Michigan Resources

Detroit Regional Chamber: Gov. Whitmer Unveils ‘MI Vacc To Normal’ Plan, Vaccine Milestones To Allow Returns To Office

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

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

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Face Coverings Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control: Best Practices for Hand Washing

Centers for Disease Control: Worker Safety and Support

Macomb County Resources

Macomb County Health Department: Overview Guide for Reopening Businesses

Additional Resources


Human Resources Guidance:

State of Michigan Resources

Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services: Re-opening Issues Reporting Forms

Federal Government Resources


Macomb County Resources


Additional Resources


Cleaning and Disinfecting:

State of Michigan Resources


Federal Government Resources

CDC: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

CDC: Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation (mold awareness, monitoring and remediation; Legionella and Legionnaires' disease)

Macomb County Resources


Additional Resources


Industry-Specific Information and Resources: 

Building and Manufacturing



Offices, Shopping and Dining



Retail Trade:

Healthcare and Research

Healthcare and Social Assistance:

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Rapid Response Staffing Resources for Long-Term Care Facilities - Any questions about Rapid Response Staffing can be sent to


Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Accommodation and Food Services:

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation:

Professional Services

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing:

Other Industries

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting:

Community Centers, Libraries, Places of Worship:

Day Care Centers:

Other Services (except Public Administration):

​​​Personal care (salons, nails, tattoo parlors, spas):


We are pleased to provide personal protection equipment to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 for businesses as they prepare to open for business. 

Depending on the number of people you employ, kits will include:

  • Reusable face coverings
  • Face shields
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Building signage
  • And other items to help make your workplace safer for employees and customers.

Kits will be available for pickup at a location in Clinton Township. More details to be provided in an email confirmation.

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

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

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.










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

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