Updated July 30, 2020
Reporting a COVID-19 Positive Worker
2020-161, businesses are required to immediately report any positive COVID-19 workers
to the local health department. To report a COVID-19 positive worker for a business
located within Livingston County, email COVID19@livgov.com
or call 517-546-9850 and ask to be transferred to the COVID-19 Hotline.
Make a Complaint About a Business Operating in Violation of Orders
To report concerns or complaints about essential businesses, social distancing, masks, or other concerns:
- Employees with a complaint about an employer
- Consumers with complaints about a food establishment related to COVID-19 or requirements of the Executive Orders
- Visit https://bit.ly/2NprNsH
- Select the last link on the page labeled "Violations of the Executive Orders"
- Or call local law enforcement's non-emergency line
- If the local law enforcement agency is unable to assist, email the complaint to the Attorney General at AG-COVID19@michigan.gov and include:
- Name of person or business violating the Executive Order
- Date of violation
- Location of violation; and
- A brief description of the situation.
State of Michigan Executive Order Guidance for Businesses
County businesses and entities that are open must follow the guidelines set
forth in the Governor’s Executive Orders 2020-36, 2020-149, 2020-153, 2020-160, and 2020-161 to
ensure the safety of employees and customers.
Livingston County Information for Businesses and Entities
Screening, social distancing, face coverings, and additional public health strategies to protect everyone's health to the greatest extent possible are detailed within Michigan Executive Orders and under guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Business Reopening Guidance & Resources
- Livingston County Guidance to Reopen Workforce - Guidance from the Livingston County Health Department for all businesses reopening or expanding services. Also see the COVID-19 FAQs for Workplaces.
- Michigan COVID-19 Business Response Center - Industry-specific guidance, including building, manufacturing, retail, dining, shopping, offices, health care, and more.
- PPE Procurement & Supplier Platform - Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is working to match Michigan-based suppliers with Michigan-based companies in need of PPE and other resources. Complete the intake form on their website to get a list of resources that fit your needs. The Michigan Manufacturer's Association also has resources on COVID-19 related products and services.
- MIOSHA: Workplace safety guidance, including guidance for specific industries and information on how to file a complaint
- MI Safe Start: A Guide to Re-engage Michigan's Economy - State of Michigan plan and stages of response. Find more information on the MI Safe Start website.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Guidance on Reopening Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events.
- Operational Toolkit for Businesses Considering Reopening or Expanding Operations in COVID-19 - Instruction Manual from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
- Building signs - Signs about masks, staying home if sick, and social distancing from Livingston County Health Department.
- Screen workers. Check employees for fever or other symptoms if they will enter facilities or buildings. Use a touchless thermometer, if available. Any symptoms not normal for the individual are a concern.
- 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 running water, soap and paper towels.
- Supply masks to all employees. Encourage employees to wear masks, particularly if they will be in close contact with other employees or the public. Cloth masks are acceptable, as surgical masks should be reserved for those in health care.
- Do not share space or equipment. If this is not possible, have employees wash their hands before and after using shared equipment. Clean and sanitize equipment between uses. See CDC cleaning and disinfection recommendations.
- Work remotely whenever possible, particularly if individuals have underlying health conditions.
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.
coverings/masks can help prevent asymptomatic people from infecting others.
Employers must supply non-medical grade face coverings to their
employees, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief. Cloth face
coverings are acceptable, as N95 and surgical masks should be reserved for
those in health care. Based on current executive orders, there are some
situations which require face coverings:
individual (employees and customers) able to medically tolerate a face
covering must wear a covering over his or her nose and
mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief, when in
any enclosed public space.
- Individuals can be provided the option to wear a face shield in place of a face mask if they are unable to wear a mask.
who are not able to consistently maintain six feet of separation from
other individuals in the workplace must wear a face
covering. In addition, employees who are not able to consistently maintain
three feet of separation from other individuals in the workplace should
consider wearing face shields.
providing a check out service in a food establishment or pharmacy must wear
a face covering. In addition, restaurant hosts and servers must wear
face coverings, and kitchen staff must wear face
coverings in accordance with FDA guidelines.
who have traveled but who are still allowed to work should wear
a face covering for 14 days following travel.
who had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and
who are still allowed to work should wear a face covering
at work for 14 days after last exposure to the positive person.
everyone else, we strongly recommend that all employees wear
face coverings while at work. Please encourage employees to wear face
coverings, particularly if they will be in contact with other employees or the
public, or if they work in areas where 6-foot social distancing is difficult to
be maintained. Employers can establish guidelines that require their employees
to wear face coverings.
Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources
Procurement & Supplier Platform - Pure Michigan
Business Connect (PMBC) is working to match Michigan-based suppliers with
Michigan-based companies in need of PPE and other resources. Complete the
intake form on their website to get a list of resources that fit your
needs. The Michigan
Manufacturer’s Association also has resources on COVID-19
related products and services.
Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of companies
that source, manufacture or distribute PPE equipment.
Swimming Pool Resources
- Livingston County Restaurant Reopening Toolkit
- Masks Required Except When Seated at Your Table
(flyer to post)
should stay home if they
have tested positive for or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
- from the CDC
and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (e.g., door handles,
cash registers, workstations, sink handles, bathroom stalls) at least
daily, or as much as possible and as required by food safety requirements.
Clean shared objects (e.g., payment terminals, tables, countertops/bars,
receipt trays, condiment holders) between each use. - from the CDC
- Michigan Restaurant Association reopening and
Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery
Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic - from the FDA
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Workplaces
Outdoor Recreational Facility Resources
Community and Faith-based Organization Resources
More Information for Businesses
If you have additional COVID-19 questions, contact Livingston County Health Department at COVID19@livgov.com or call 517-546-9850 and ask to be transferred to the COVID-19 Hotline. To leave a voicemail after hours, press 6 to be transferred to the COVID-19 Hotline voicemail. In your message, please include your name, contact information, a brief description of your questions/concerns, and indicate whether you would like a return phone call.