COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan for Businesses and Offices

Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-42, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order through April 30, 2020. One of the new requirements outlined in the Order asks ALL Michigan businesses that continue in-person work to develop a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. The mandate applies to all Michigan “businesses, operations, and government agencies that continue in-person work.” That description applies not only to companies operating as critical infrastructure or critical infrastructure suppliers, but also those with staff on-site to perform minimum basic operations. They must “adhere to sound social distancing practices and measures.”

MITA has previously provided a preparedness plan for members working in the field that has been adopted by several companies and agencies (click here for that bulletin). It has also been approved by MDOT and MIOSHA. As associate members and contractor office personnel prepare to return to or continue to work in their respective environments, they are also in need of a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. MITA has prepared a document to meet these needs and will be utilizing it at the MITA office, as well.

Click here to access the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan for Businesses & Offices. Substitute the MITA logo for your own before sharing with employees.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Greg Brooks, Director of Safety & Compliance, at