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SBAM | New MDHHS Order Issued; Assistance Available for Certain Employees

Michigan Business Network
January 14, 2021 9:00 AM

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New MDHHS Order Issued

Wednesday Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new MDHHS epidemic order that allows for indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The new order is effective Saturday, Jan. 16 and will last until Sunday, Jan. 31.

To view the PowerPoint presentation that the governor, Chief Medical Executive and MDHHS Chief Deputy for Health Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and Chief Operating Officer Tricia Foster used during today’s press conference, and to view a one-pager on the state’s vaccine distribution efforts, click the links below: 

Guidance was also offered on the fate of indoor dining, with an expected reopening of February 1, with capacity limits and a curfew. (Here's how you can show your support for the safe reopening of all small businesses.)

The governor also announced employee assistance grants for those whose employment has been impacted by the November 18 MDHHS order. This grant program helps offset some of the financial losses they may have incurred due to a furlough, layoff or job loss, or a reduction of hours.

Employee Assistance Grant Available

  • Eligible individuals can apply for one-time grants of up to $1,650.
  • There’s a 10-day window to apply for this grant – from January 15 to January 25
  • For details regarding the application process, visit www.MRLAEF.ORG/MONEY

    Tune in to The Small Business Briefing

    Join hosts Rob Fowler and Brian Calley, along with special guest Rep. Peter Meijer, for The Small Business Briefing on Thursday, January 14th at 3pm EST.

See below for photos from Wednesday’s press conference: 

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