Guidance for Businesses & Organizations
UPDATED April 28, 2021
Quarantine guidance for close contacts who have not been vaccinated
We recommend the general public quarantine for 14 days from their last contact with an infected person. This option is the safest for everyone. However, a growing body of data shows that the risk of illness is greatly reduced between days 11-14. Therefore, your quarantine can end after 10 days if:
- You do not develop symptoms within 10 days AND
- You continue to monitor your symptoms for 14 days.
To be clear, there is still a risk of developing an illness between days 11-14; it is simply lower than the first 10 days. Ending quarantine after 7 days and a negative Covid-19 test is not an option.
Updated quarantine guidance for close contacts who have been vaccinated for COVID-19
Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet ALL of the following criteria:
- The individual is fully vaccinated, meaning it has been at least 14 days since receiving the final dose in the vaccine series (2 doses of Moderna; 2 doses of Pfizer; or 1 dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson), and
- The individual has not developed ANY symptoms since their exposure.
Reporting a COVID-19 Case Connected to a Workplace, Organization or School
- To report a COVID-19 case associated with a business or agency located in Washtenaw County, please use this secure online portal.
- To report a positive COVID-19 case associated with a school or childcare located in Washtenaw County, please use this secure online portal.
For questions please email [email protected] or call 734-544-6700. Please leave a message if your call is not directly answered.
View Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDDHHS) Epidemic Orders.
These orders and laws 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.
Business Guidance & Resources
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Workplaces: Answers to common questions about COVID-19 and workplace issues (what to do if an employee tests positive, etc.) - Updated April 28, 2021
- Workplace sample health screening form - Updated December 4, 2020. Facilities are not required to use this form; it is an example to use.
- Another health screening option is to use the MI Symptoms app. It is a free online tool from the state of Michigan to screen employees: https://misymptomapp.state.mi.us/
- Instructions on social distancing, self-monitoring, self-quarantine, and self-isolation
- COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Template - Businesses and entities can use this template from MIOSHA to prepare their required plan
- Washtenaw County Reopening Guidance for Businesses - Guidance from the Washtenaw County Health Department for all businesses reopening or expanding services; Also see the COVID-19 FAQs for Workplaces
- MIOSHA COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance - Guidelines for various industries, as well as information on filing a complaint
- Michigan COVID-19 Business Response Center - Industry-specific guidance, including building, manufacturing, retail, dining, shopping, offices, health care, and more
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Guidance on for communities, schools, workplaces, and events
- Building signs - Signs about masks, staying home if sick, and social distancing from Washtenaw County Health Department.
- Guidelines for Safe Child Care Operations During COVID-19 - guidance from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Child Care and Licensing Information - Child care information for licensed facilities and families from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
- Coronavirus childcare provider resources from the State of Michigan
- Frequently Asked Questions about childcare operations from the State of Michigan
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.
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. Please leave a message if your call is not directly answered.