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Michigan health department recommends all employees work from home if possible

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 6, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an guidance for employers to keep workplaces safe,  stating work should be completed remotely when possible.

An executive summary of the Nov. 6 guidance states, “Work should be completed remotely unless it is strictly necessary for an employee to be in person to complete their job duties.” The recommendations focus on adopting practices to make workplaces as safe as possible.

Consistent with emergency rules enacted by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity on Oct. 14, if any in-person work is being conducted, employers should be sure to take the following steps to protect the health of their employees:

  • Create a COVID preparedness plan.
  • Establish clear workplace procedures.
  • Conduct daily self-screening of staff working in person.
  • Strengthen workplace cleaning and disinfection procedures.
  • Collaborate with local health departments.

For complete details, click on the link below for MDHHS Guidance for Employers.

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