Updated Model Preparedness and Response Plans Now Available

May 21, 2020

Executive Order 2020-91 requires all businesses that are able to open for in person work under Executive Order 2020-92 must develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, consistent with recommendations in Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, developed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and available here.

By June 1, 2020, or within two weeks of resuming in-person activities, whichever is later, a business’s or operation’s plan must be made readily available to employees, labor unions, and customers, whether via website, internal network, or by hard copy.

Michigan Chamber member, the Bodman Law Firm, has updated their model Preparedness and Response Plans for businesses to use as a guide.  The model plans take into consideration the several new content requirements in the Governor’s latest executive orders.  The plans can be found on the Michigan Chamber’s Coronavirus Toolkit under ‘HR Resources’ header. 

During the Governor’s press conference on Monday of last week the Governor stated that these plans must be submitted to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.  Many media outlets reported this however, after reviewing the EO and not seeing any requirement of the sort, the Michigan Chamber asked for clarification from the Governor’s office on this requirement.  We were informed the Governor misspoke and businesses do not need to file their plans with the Department.  

We hope you find this resource helpful in during your efforts to reopen. 

For questions or more information on Preparedness and Response Plan, please contact Dan Papineau at dpapineau@michamber.com