Guidance for Businesses, Organizations & Workers
UPDATED December 29, 2021
The Washtenaw County Health Department is providing updated isolation and quarantine guidance based on CDC recommendations. We are also offering additional recommendations to further limit risk of COVID-19 spread. Guidance is based on the best available science, data, and information available at the time. These are recommendations; please contact your regulatory agency for questions about what is currently mandated for your industry.
Businesses are no longer required to report COVID-19 positive employees to the Health Department.
Business Guidance & Resources
Although previous COVID-19 prevention strategies are no longer required for most settings, the Washtenaw County Health Department strongly encourages each facility to evaluate their operations, and to follow CDC and OSHA recommendations to prevent disease spread and protect worker and patron health and safety. (Note that healthcare settings do have OSHA and MIOSHA requirements related to COVID-19.)
- 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 December 29, 2021
- Workplace sample health screening form: Facilities are not required to screen employees or use this form; it is an example to use.
- Instructions on social distancing, self-monitoring, self-quarantine, and self-isolation
- MIOSHA COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance - Guidelines for various industries, as well as information on filing a complaint
- Building signs - Signs about masks, staying home if sick, and social distancing from Washtenaw County Health Department.
- Michigan law (PA 238 of 2020 and PA 339 of 2020) states that employees who are in isolation or quarantine because of COVID-19 symptoms, test results, or exposure cannot report to work. These laws also protects employees from being disciplined, discharged, or otherwise retaliated against for staying home during isolation or quarantine.
- Many employees have the right to paid sick leave or unemployment assistance when required to be in isolation or quarantine.
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): Recommendations for non-healthcare workplaces
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSOA): COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard