COVID-19 Business Guidance

COVID-19 Business Guidance

Updated October 20, 2020

Reporting a COVID-19 Positive Worker

To report a COVID-19 positive worker for a business located within Livingston County, please fill out the COVID-19 Business Reporting Form 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

Recommendations include:

  • Screen workers. Check employees for fever or other symptoms if they will enter facilities or buildings.
  • 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 warm running water, soap and paper towels.
  • Supply face coverings to all employees. Employees must wear face coverings if they will be in close contact with other employees or the public. Make sure customers are wearing face coverings as well.
  • Do not share space or equipment. If this is not possible, have employees wash hands or use hand sanitizer 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.
  • Contact the Health Department when there is a positive case associated with your facility and cooperate with case investigation and contacting tracing efforts. 

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.


Face Covering/Mask Guidance

We strongly recommend that all employees wear face coverings at work. Employers must supply masks to all employees. Cloth masks are acceptable, as surgical masks should be reserved for those in health care. Based on current executive orders, some situations require masks:

Any 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 and when outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources

Swimming Pool Resources

Restaurant Resources

Childcare 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.