Guidance for Businesses & Organizations

UPDATED Oct 15, 2020 at 4:00 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 Orders

View Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Orders. Questions about state orders can be directed to [email protected]

View Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Emergency Orders. 

These orders are in place to maintain COVID-19 precautions, including using face coverings, maintaining 6 feet of distance from people not in the same house, limiting the size of social gatherings, and following all public health guidance to prevent the spread of illness.

See the state coronavirus website at Michigan.gov/coronavirus for more information. 

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

File a Complaint About a Business Operating in Violation of Orders 

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

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