Newsletter Updates
Gov. Whitmer Proposes $5.6 billion COVID Recovery Package
Friday, January 22, 2021 12:00 AM

On Tuesday, January 19th, Governor Whitmer announced a new economic recovery plan intended to direct federal and state funds toward immediate COVID-related needs. The plan, which totals $5.6 billion in supplemental funding, relies upon more than $5 billion in recently-approved federal assistance and $575 million in additional state general and school aid funding. 

Michigan Legislature Kicks Off 2021 Session
Friday, January 15, 2021 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, January 13th, the Michigan Legislature kicked off its 2021 session by swearing in members, assigning seats, electing leadership, and announcing new changes.

Governor Whitmer Signs Bill Updating Quarantine Requirements
Friday, January 08, 2021 12:00 AM

As previously discussed, the MCC (together with the ACC and member companies) had worked strongly to help update Michigan's statutory requirements for employee isolation and quarantine periods.

Michigan announces COVID vaccinations to begin for some frontline essential workers next week
Friday, January 08, 2021 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, January 6th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS officials held a press conference to announce the beginning of the next phase of COVID vaccinations, as well as to release an updated guidance document on vaccine prioritization.

Please click here for an updated version of Michigan’s COVID vaccination prioritization guidance
Senate Passes MCC-Supported Fix to COVID Quarantine Requirements
Friday, December 18, 2020 12:00 AM

On Wednesday December 16th, the Michigan Senate passed legislation supported by the MCC that would fix a problem with statutory COVID quarantine and isolation requirements. Together with the ACC and many member companies, the MCC has been working to update a new state law enacted in October that specified return-to-work requirements for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and those with COVID close contacts. Due to recent prevalence of COVID-19 in the general population, many companies report operational challenges because of employees quarantine due to potential exposure outside of work.

As written, the Michigan law requires a full 14-day quarantine period for COVID close contacts, with no testing provision and few exceptions for critical workers. Please note that the Michigan law conflicts with CDC guidance that allows critical workers with potential COVID exposure to continue to work as long as they remain asymptomatic, as well as recent CDC guidance that reduced quarantines for COVID close contacts from the full 14 days to either a 7 day period along with a negative test, or a 10 day period.

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