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The kickoff session of the webinar series featured Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who dialed in live to speak on workplace re-entry and efforts to control the virus. The session also included a conversation with each CEO of the partner organizations, encompassing transitions in the nonprofit workplace, engaging the community, reaching members and beyond. Since many organizations are aiming to return to in-office work, legal guidance on developing a re-entry plan is included.

Session Overview

Reopening Businesses & Operations and State Executive Orders
  • Telework is required where possible.
  • Nonprofits should check with local jurisdiction for re-entry requirements:
    • Executive Order No. 2020-110 (reopening order)
    • Executive Order No. 2020-114 (workplace safety order)
    • Executive Order No. 2020-36 (worker protection order)
    • CDC/OSHA guidance
  • Safety Requirements for In-Person Activity
    • Develop a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan (see Appendix for templates), a consistent document following COVID-19 guidelines from OSHA and including risk-level classification of employees and plans for implementation of recommended actions.
    • Provide specific training to employees on standards and policies, such as wearing a mask and social distancing guidelines.
    • Implement a daily screening protocol for employees and others entering the workplace.
    • Provide non-medical face coverings and require them for employees and others entering the workplace.
    • Alert the local health department, coworkers, contacts and customers of anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 24 hours.

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  • Check local and state jurisdictions for executive orders to follow for re-entry requirements.
  • Telework is promoted/required where possible.
  • Use the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan to create policies and guidelines for in-office work that correspond with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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