Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)


Health Department of Northwest Michigan Public Health Advisory


November 23, 2020

On November 15th, 2020, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services signed Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 - Gatherings and Face Mask Order to contain the spread of COVID-19, as Michigan continues to see a surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The new emergency order enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is actively involved in responding to this outbreak through calls with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maintaining communication with local medical providers to provide up to date information, monitoring all individuals based on risk exposure, and keeping our community informed.
Click here to download the full Advisory

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

The following resources are meant to provide you with ideas, guidance, and information as you are creating a reopening plan that aligns with the Governor's latest executive order(s). Ultimately, employers must determine their own Response and Preparedness Plan that works with their business procedures and locations to keep their employees and clients safe.


If you still have questions, the CDC and MDHHS have also shared resources to help businesses put together a plan, and you can always call our Public Health Information Line at 1-800-386-5959.
State of Michigan Executive Orders and Directives
State of Michigan MI Safe Start Plan
State of Michigan COVID-19 Sector Specific Guidance
State of Michigan COVID-19 Employee Guidance
Business Toolkit - MDHHS Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 10.29.20 - Updated
Understanding the MDHHS Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 - Gathering Prohibition and Mask Order/Pause to Save Lives

Re-Engagement Resources
Re-Engagement Resources for Businesses
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Template
Sample Daily Health Screenings
MIOSHA COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance
MIOSHA Re-Opening Checklist
COVID-19 Webinars and Training Videos
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
PPE Procurement - Michigan Economic Development Corporation
PPE Resources - Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Association of MI COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan (template)
Small Business Association of Michigan resource page (loans/funding, PPE, FMLA, FAQ's, webinars and more)
Signs for the Workplace
: Emergency Order Mask Required sign
We Mask to Protect You, Thank You for Masking to Protect Us sign
Short Distance Goes a Long Way sign
Feeling Sick? sign
Clean Hands Keep You Healthy sign
Hand Washing Fact Sheet sign
Hand Washing Steps sign
Reduce Your Risk sign
Occupancy Limited sign

For more information from our hospital partners, visit:
Munson Healthcare
McLaren Northern Michigan

Households

Resources for Households

Schools, Daycare, and Youth Organizations

Resources for Schools and Daycare

Community and Faith-based Organization

Guidance for Community and Faith-Based Organizations MI SAFE START: Communities of Faith

Healthcare Professionals

Information for Healthcare Professionals

Food Establishments

Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association - Roadmap to Opening
CDC Considerations for Restaurants and Bars
Important Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Cleaning and Disinfection After Exposure to COVID-19
MDARD COVID-19 Information for the Food and Agriculture Industry
MI SAFE START: Restaurants and Bars
MI SAFE START: Large Venue Guidance

If you have questions, please call:
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Public Health Information Line: 1-800-386-5959
(Voicemail Box for COVID-19 questions answered by Public Health Professionals)
MDHHS Hotline: 1-888-535-6136
(Experts answering COVID-19-related questions - Open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)
McLaren COVID-19 Hotline: 231-487-5550
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19 and opportunity to speak with McLaren team member - Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline: 231-935-0951
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19, Options to speak with a Munson Team Member - Recording available 24/7)
2-1-1 Hotline
(Get connected with needed resources from across our communities - Calls - 24 hours, Text & Chat, 8:00AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday)

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