Small Business Assistance

Links for Businesses

Michigan Safe Start Plan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guide:  Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

State of Michigan and Oakland County industry specific best-practices are under development, aimed at;

  • Access control
  • Social distancing
  • Sanitation/hygiene
  • PPE
  • Contract tracing/ isolation

Small Business Administration
Get back to work safely

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Toolkit

What to do next if you haven’t already

Develop sanitation practices. List out all areas of your operation. Consider interactions, transmission potential, what practices you will need to apply, and who will be responsible. Don’t forget to consider:

  • Needs for additional safety barriers to protect staff
  • Technology solutions to reduce interactions, including for staff reporting to work
  • High-touch areas and shared spaces
  • Amenities that you can remove from rooms (maybe offer on-call)
  • Creating easy access to hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies
  • Signage and information to guide guests
  • Supplies and PPE needs – order early and be ready for delays in the distribution system
  • Input from your staff team

Sanitation policy / plan. Using your list, create a sanitation / safety plan for your business, including who will do what, when, and how. Create checklists and record-keeping protocols.

Know the rules. Stay up-to-date of all updated guidance from state and local health authorities.

Communicate. Post a statement about cleaning and sanitation on your website and in your (and other) listings. Consider safety and sanitation messages in your marketing plans and communications to guests, at least for now. Use signage on site to help guide guest behaviors and expectations.

Training and compliance. Train your team, use your checklists and spot check to ensure compliance with the plan.

Don’t hesitate to use examples and adapt guidelines from others!