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January 07, 2021

Ring in the New Year with a New COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

If we have learned anything about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the only constant is change. Within the last few months, the CDC’s guidance on COVID‑19 has evolved, governmental executive orders have been rescinded, various state departments have enacted new rules and orders and the state legislature has enacted its own laws regarding COVID-19. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the requirement that all employers need to have a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.
 
With the FDA’s emergency authorization of two COVID-19 vaccines, there appears to be light at the end of this tunnel. Until at least mid-April, however, MIOSHA’s Emergency Rules on COVID-19 still require employers to develop and implement a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, consistent with guidance provided by the CDC and OSHA.
 
In light of the many changes that have occurred at both the state and federal levels concerning COVID-19, Warner’s Labor and Employment Practice Group has prepared new editions of our COVID-19 preparedness and response plans. The plans incorporate the latest CDC guidance on employee quarantine requirements, as well as the latest requirements from MIOSHA’s Emergency Rules and FAQs, the requirements of the latest MDHHS Epidemic Order and the latest amendments to Michigan’s Public Act 238, which governs employee quarantine and isolation requirements. We have developed plans for Michigan-based employers in office environments, manufacturing, construction, retail, outpatient healthcare facilities and financial institutions. Each plan is available for a fixed price of $1,000.
 
If you are interested in purchasing a plan, updating a plan you previously purchased or prepared, or if you need assistance developing a plan for your industry, contact your Warner attorney. As always, if you have any questions about other COVID-19-related employment issues, please contact any member of Warner’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

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