COVID-19 Business Guidance

COVID-19 Business Guidance

Updated October 20, 2020

Businesses Reporting a COVID-19 Positive Worker

Businesses located within Livingston County, Michigan can report a COVID-19 positive worker by completing the COVID-19 Business Reporting Form here:

Employees Requesting a Return to Work Letter

If you are an employee of a Livingston County business wishing to request a return to work letter, please complete our self-reporting form found here:

Quick References

For a quick summary of COVID-19 business requirements and recommendations, please review our COVID-19 Business Resource Guide and watch our brief guidance video below.


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 Epidemic Orders
    • Visit
    • Select the link on the page labeled "Food safety, migrant labor housing, pesticides, animal and plant health, gas stations"
    • 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 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 Orders

View Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Orders. Questions about state orders can be directed to

View Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Emergency Orders.

These orders 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 for more information.

MIOSHA COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance - Guidelines for various industries, as well as information on filing a complaint.

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 MDHHS Epidemic Orders and under guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Business Reopening Guidance & Resources

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources

Swimming Pool Resources

Restaurant Resources

Child Care & Day Camp Resources

Outdoor Recreational Facility Resources

More Information for Businesses


If you have additional COVID-19 questions, contact Livingston County Health Department at 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.