Guidance for Businesses & Organizations

UPDATED Sept 21, 2020 at 6:25 p.m.

Reporting a COVID-19 Case Connected to a Workplace, Organization or School

To report a COVID-19 positive worker for a business located in Washtenaw County, please enter the information in our secure online portal

To report a positive COVID-19 case connected to a school or childcare, please use this secure online portal

You can also email [email protected] or call 734-544-6700. Please leave a message if your call is not directly answered.

State of Michigan Executive Order Guidance for Businesses

See the state coronavirus website at for more information. Also see the State’s Frequently Asked Questions for guidance on interpreting the orders.

MIOSHA COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance - Guidelines for various industries, as well as information on filing a complaint.

Washtenaw County Information for Businesses and Entities

Screening, social distancing, face coverings, and additional public health strategies to protect everyone’s health to the greatest degree possible are covered in Michigan Executive Orders and under guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Business Reopening Guidance & Resources

Requirements include:

  • Screen workers. Check employees for fever or other symptoms if they will enter facilities or buildings. Any employee with symptoms must stay home or work remotely.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between people.
  • Emphasize frequent and proper hand washing. Make sure sinks are well supplied with warm running water, soap and paper towels.
  • Supply face coverings to all employees. Employees must wear face coverings if they will be in close contact with other employees or the public. Make sure customers are wearing face coverings as well.
  • Do not share space or equipment. If this is not possible, have employees wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after using shared equipment. Clean and sanitize equipment between uses.
  • Work remotely whenever possible, particularly if individuals have underlying health conditions.
  • Contact the Health Department when there is a positive case associated with your facility and cooperate with case investigation and contacting tracing efforts.

See our guidance document COVID-19 FAQs for Workplaces for more information on what to do if an employee becomes ill or is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Swimming Pool Resources

2020 Public Swimming Pool Packet: Important information about reopening your indoor public swimming pool, and compliance with swimming pool and COVID-19 requirements.

Restaurant Resources

Childcare Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources

File a Complaint About a Business Operating in Violation of Orders 

To report concerns or complaints about essential businesses, social distancing, masks, or other concerns, please visit the State of Michigan site for details

To report MIOSHA or workplace safety complaints call 855 SAFE C19 (855 723-3219) and/or file a complaint with MIOSHA

To report a complaint about a grocery store, convenience store, or gas station, please complete this online form for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), which is the agency that licenses and inspects these facilities. 

For local information, email [email protected] or call 734-544-6700 and leave a message. Voicemail messages are checked several times each weekday, and calls will be returned within 24 hours or sooner.

More Information for Businesses