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Planning and Economic Development

Resources to Reopen Your Business




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Return to Work Calendar of Events:

Michigan SBDC: COVID-19 Reopen Support Webinars

Detroit Regional Chamber: Restart Michigan Webinar Series

General Reference:

State of Michigan Resources

Michigan Economic Development Corporation: Winter Strategies for Downtowns and Business Districts

MI Safe Start Plan: A Plan to Re-engage Michigan's Economy

MI Safe Start: Phase Progression Guidelines

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

Governor Whitmer’s Presentation on the Michigan Economic Recovery Council: COVID-19 Update 4-27-2020

Michigan Economic Recovery Council: Proposed Start-Up Plan Presentation

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

American Society of Employers: Back-to-Work Checklist for Organizations

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

Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety:

State of Michigan Resources

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

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration: COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines

In an effort to help reopening businesses safely reengage in the economy, the MI Symptoms Web Application is a cost-free way for employers to comply with Executive Order 2020-97 and implement a COVID-19 symptoms screening questionnaire for employees.

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-97: Safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19 Rescission of Executive Order 2020-91

The order states that 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

Additional Resources

Business Leaders for Michigan: Best Practices for Employee Engagement & Support​​​

Business Leaders for Michigan: Best Practices for  Working Remotely

Business Leaders for Michigan: Best Practices for Information Security

Human Resources Guidance:

State of Michigan Resources

State of Michigan Guidance for Employers Contemplating Layoffs

State of Michigan Work Share Information

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

Federal Government Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements 

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.