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The Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order required most businesses to close to the public on March 24, 2020. Essential critical infrastructure businesses were allowed to remain open with strict guidance and limitations.
Workers in garden stores, nurseries, and lawn care, pest control, landscaping operations, moving or storage operations, construction and buildingtrades, real-estate, manufacturing, and retail were allowed to resume work activities subject to social distancing guidelines with various effective dates in May.
Offices, pet groomers, bars, and in-person dining establishments were allowed to resume activities with various effective dates in June. Remote work is still encouraged to the fullest extent possible. Social distancing and strict guidance are in place to keep worksites safe.
Our local economic development organization, Lenawee Now, is here to help all Lenawee County businesses during this crisis. You can contact them online, via social media, or 517-265-5141.
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-60. As part of the order, the expiration date of all food service establishment licenses has been extended until 60 days after the end of the declared states of emergency and disaster. More on this here.
Employers are required to provide masks for all employees. Employees should wear masks when in enclosed public spaces since social distancing guidelines cannot always be maintained. It is important to understand that individuals can spread the virus without showing symptoms or knowing they are sick. This includes both co-workers and customers.
It is required that you screen all employees at this time. The Lenawee County Health department has created this checklist for you to use for screening your employees prior to starting their work shift. You may use this checklist or you may create your own.
As a business owner, you have the right to refuse service to anyone except protected classes. You may refuse service to someone if they choose not to wear a mask. You may ask them to leave your business. If they refuse to leave your business, you may call law enforcement and ask that they be removed for trespass. Please keep in mind that there are individuals, who for medical reasons are unable to wear a mask. Those individuals should not be denied service.
Not always, each situation is different and the action needed to control the spread of the virus depends on that unique situation. If you have an employee that tests positive for the virus, please contact the Lenawee County Health Department immediately. We will work with you to determine the necessary next steps, including facility cleaning and contact tracing for any exposed staff.
Yes. Resources for ordering PPE supplies are available on our website here, here, and here. If you are still having difficulty sourcing supplies, you can place orders through our printing and purchasing department at 517-264-4562.
Executive Order 2020-115 allows for non-essential personal care services, such as hair, nails, tanning, massage & spa services throughout the State of Michigan to open on June 15, 2020. In large part, the remaining changes found in Executive Order 2020-115 pertain to Region 6 and 8 as these regions move to phase 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan. Lenawee County is in Region 7 as defined in the MI Safe Start Plan.