Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers should plan to respond in a flexible way to varying levels of disease transmission in the community and be prepared to refine their business response plans as needed.
In addition to the Berrien ReOpens COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and Response, please review the resources below to create a plan for your business.
As more people physically return to the workplace, people who test positive for COVID-19 are increasingly likely to have close contacts that are coworkers. Here are details for how to address a positive test in your work place. The Berrien County Health Department receives a notification whenever a Berrien County resident tests positive for COVID-19. This is when the important process of case investigation and “contact tracing” begins. Employers need to understand
Collection of this type of information is routine public health practice and allowed under the Michigan Public Health Code 333.2433 & 333.2446
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. (CDC has provided separate guidance for healthcare settings.) This guidance also provides planning considerations for community spread of COVID-19 including:
These guides for a safe reopening will be updated based on the most current guidance available from local, state and federal resources.
MIOSHA has created guidance on an Industry-specific safe return to work:
Preparedness Response Plans
As Berrien County businesses prepared to return to work safely, it's important you have the right equipment to protect employees. This list includes local companies with the capacity to supply personal protection equipment (PPE) for your business and employees.
You can take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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