Oakland County, Michigan, Tightens Restrictions on Local Businesses


Beginning at noon on March 25, 2020, businesses and operations that are remaining open in Oakland County, Michigan, under Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order will need to take certain mandatory precautions. Specifically, under the Oakland County Emergency Order (2020-5) for Control of Pandemic (the “Oakland County Order”), a business or operation remaining open must:

  • Develop and implement a daily screening program for all staff that includes a symptom check, questions about recent contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, and questions about recent domestic or international travel;
  • Exclude from work those employees who show symptoms of COVID-19, report close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or report domestic or international travel;
  • Develop and implement a plan to manage and control social distancing for employees working alongside each other and customers waiting in lines;
  • Limit the capacity of its facility to accommodate social distancing, including using visual markings and signage; and
  • Publish the Oakland County Order at the entrance of its facility.

If you have questions about the Oakland County Order, its effect, or any other COVID-19 workforce issues, please contact one of Honigman’s Labor and Employment attorneys.

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