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Executive Order Implications

On March 23, Gov. Whitmer issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” Executive sầu Order. The Order has a sweeping impact on individuals và employers throughout Michigan. The Chamber and other business organizations provided input to Gov. Whitmer on strategies khổng lồ make the order as orderly as possible and continues to lớn relay feedbaông xã from our members on opportunities to lớn improve sầu the Order while keeping Michiganders safe. The Chamber is working diligently lớn clarify key points for members, understanding the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing requiring updated policy prescriptions from leaders at every cấp độ of government.

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On Twitter, Jeff Donofrio, director of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity shared:

“Many businesses have Q’s about the Gov’s Stay Safe, Stay trang chủ Order. We’re working khổng lồ provide answers. Best advice for now – make a judgement Điện thoại tư vấn. If you’re critical to an operation sustaining/protecting life, keep working, if you’re not, stay home page and help us save sầu lives.”

Substance of Executive Order 2020-21

Executive Order 2020-21, commonly known as the “Stay trang chủ, Stay Safe, Save Lives” Order requires individuals to lớn stay home page khổng lồ prsự kiện the spread of the Corona vi khuẩn beginning at 12:01 am on March 24 and lasting at this time until at least April 13. There are a few exceptions to the Order, two of which directly impact employers và will be discussed at greater length:

To engage in outdoor activity while maintaining social distancing.To persize work as a designated critical infrastructure employee.To persize work as designated by an employer lớn conduct minimum basic operations.To perkhung essential government functions.To perform tasks necessary to lớn provide for the health and safety of family & household members (including pets).To obtain necessary services and supplies for themselves, their family and members of their households including their vehicles, their home, groceries and medical supplies.To care for a family thành viên or a family member’s pet in another household;To care for minors, the elderly or persons with disabilities.To visit an individual in a health care facility or residential care facility to extent permitted (this is not currently permitted).To attkết thúc legal proceedings or hearings as ordered by a court.To work or volunteer for businesses or nonprofits that provide food, shelter or other life sustaining goods khổng lồ disadvantaged individuals or people with disabilities.

Should My Business Be Open?

Gov. Whitmer’s administration has indicated that businesses should rethành viên that Section 1 of the order states that, “This order must be construed broadly to lớn prohibit in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life.” So, in many instances, the answer is no. However, there are a number of exceptions, beginning with the fact that there are zero restrictions on working from trang chính. Tasks that are able to be completed from trang chủ may continue.

Under the order, employees engaged in critical infrastructure is permitted lớn work in person. The definition of critical infrastructure is provided by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The entire guidance can be found here. However, briefly it includes individuals engaged in the following sectors:

Health care & public health;Law enforcement & public safety;Food and agriculture;Energy;Water và wastewater;Transportation logistics;Public works;Communications and information công nghệ, including news media;Other community-based government operations và essential functions;Critical manufacturingHazardous materialsFinancial services;Chemical supply chains và safety;Defense industrial base;Child care workers (lớn support critical infrastructure workers);Workers in the insurance industry, but only to lớn the extent their work cannot be done remotely;Workers who perform critical labor union functions.

How Do I Become Designated as Critical Infrastructure?

There is not currently a mechanism to register with state government or “get permission” khổng lồ continue to lớn operate as critical infrastructure. In many instances it is clear, in others there is significant grey area. The best advice continues to lớn be from Donofrio:

“If you’re critical to an operation sustaining and/or protecting life, keep working, if you’re not, stay trang chủ & help us save sầu lives.”

Additionally, companies providing critical infrastructure are able khổng lồ designate companies within their supply chain that are critical lớn their ability to lớn provide critical infrastructure và notify them in writing (or electronically) thereby allowing them khổng lồ operate in a manner that allows them lớn keep the supply chain open & then designate their suppliers and so on.

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EXAMPLE: Company A is manufacturing ventilators; they may designate Company B as critical because Company B provides part for those ventilators. Company B may continue to operate to provide those parts, & designate Company C which provides the raw materials for the parts.

What are Minimum Basic Operations?

Companies may designate employees in writing (or electronically) who are required khổng lồ maintain minimum basic operations. These employees are allowed lớn work on-site. Examples of workers who would meet this definition include workers who maintain the value of inventory, feed animals, provide security, process transactions and facilitate the ability of others lớn work from home page. While not required, a recommended best practice is lớn have sầu designated employees keep a record of their designation with them while at work.

What Does Enforcement Look Like?

Gov. Whitmer’s administration has been clear that compliance with this order is essential to lớn public health và flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan. They have also been clear that they vày not intkết thúc to be heavy handed in their enforcement. According khổng lồ the First Lt. Michael Shaw of Michigan State Police, “This isn’t martial law. It’s not a lock-down.” Individuals & businesses found lớn be violation of the order, particularly those who are not flagrantly và willfully violating the Order can expect law enforcement khổng lồ insize them of the Order và ask them lớn disperse.

What Should I Do If I Still Have sầu Questions?

The Chamber team is diligently working khổng lồ help members navigate this difficult time. The Governor’s office is updating a series of frequently asked questions here.

Chamber Resources

The Detroit Regional Chamber has numerous resource available to business at Additional relevant information can be found below:

Further, you can contact Brad Williams, Vice President, Government Relations at bwilliams if the Chamber can help guide you further.