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COVID Health & Safety

Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Third shots are available!

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Update Webinar

Learn from State and City health officials about how to operate safely within today’s COVID environment.

Reopening Playbooks

Recognizing the diversity of Detroit’s business community, Detroit Means Business has created infographic versions of our playbooks in Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish. Playbooks include information and signage.

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General

Regardless of industry, the City of Detroit and MiOSHA guides below provide valuable workplace guidelines for both employers and employees.

Retail

The City of Detroit's Reopening Guide for Detroit's Retail Businesses is available now! It offers guidance and resources to reopen your business after May 26th in compliance with Governor Whitmer's relaxation of retail restrictions.

Bars & Restaurants

Bars and restaurants may reopen at 50% capacity after June 8th. The industry specific resources below will allow you to reopen your restaurant or bar in a safe and profitable manner.

PPE Suppliers

Having trouble finding the supplies you need to ensure the safety of your employees and customers? We’ve compiled a list of PPE suppliers offering everything from sanitizer to sneeze guards.

Barbershops, Salons, & Similar Businesses

Barbershops, hair and nail salons, body art shops, massage parlors, and tanning lounges may reopen after June 15th. The industry specific resources below will allow you to reopen your business in a safe and profitable manner.

Testing

Testing is available for free to all Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and there is no prescription needed.

Call to Schedule a Rapid Test (M-F, 8-5):

The Reopening Playbook

These videos highlight some of the key aspects of the Reopening Playbook for you and your employees to better understand the best practices and requirements of reopening your business safely.

Health & Safety

We’ve developed some best practice tips and guides for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace.

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Wearing a face mask

The type of face mask you should wear can depend on your role. Check CDC guidelines for further information.

With the exception of field workers entering customer homes or premises, the KN95/N95 style facemask may be reused for two days per employee, provided the mask is clean and in good condition.

The cloth FR/ARA mask may be laundered for reuse per the manufacturer guidelines.

Face mask exceptions may be appropriate where the use of a face mask hinders a work activity, creates a greater hazard, violates other work procedures, or interferes with the proper use of task-specific PPE.

Social Distancing

One of the best ways to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19 is by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between you and others (social distancing).

Avoid handshaking, gathering in close quarters, and do not drive with passengers.

Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

Other methods include employee screening prior to the shift to verify symptomatic employees do not come into work.

Practice good personal hygiene

Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.

Avoid contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.

Practice respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Discourage handshakes and hugs when greeting or being introduced to people.

Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

  • What is Detroit Means Business?
    Detroit Means Business is a coalition of small business owners, support organizations, large corporations and public entities in Detroit coming together to support the evolution of an equitable, best in class small business environment that allows Detroit to thrive. Now positioned within the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), in partnership with key stakeholders, the coalition will exponentially increase the impact of the existing small business support ecosystem. Informed by Detroit small business owners and designed specifically to identify and remove systemic barriers to their success, DMB represents an important new mechanism for addressing the need for shared prosperity. The DMB coalition aspires to help small business owners quickly adapt to the rapidly changing COVID-driven reality and become the primary go to hub to help Detroit small businesses stabilize, grow, and thrive.
  • Why is a program like this needed at this time?
    Small businesses are the primary drivers of our city’s job creation and productivity growth. Those under 50 employees located in cities like Detroit often do not have access to traditional capital or resources and often are overwhelmed by the number of resources found online. Providing trusted and vetted resources through an accessible site will accelerate their ability to operate safely and save business owners’ time.
  • Which businesses are eligible for this program?
    Small businesses that are operating in the city of Detroit with under 50 employees that are currently serving customers or in the process of reopening according to the Governor’s Michigan Safe Start Plan.
  • Are there any resources available to small businesses operating outside of the city of Detroit?
    The partners and funders behind the Detroit Means Business program intend to serve Detroit-based small businesses, but some of the resources compiled and created for this program are accessible to all businesses regardless of geography, including webinars, reopening playbooks, and online informational resources.
  • How are businesses learning about the program?
    There are 34 partners helping to spread the word of this program. They include business support organizations, chambers, and member associations with Detroit-based clients and members. In addition, the program is promoted through social media and radio ads.
  • What partners are involved in outreach?
    There are 34 nonprofit business service organizations, chambers of commerce and membership associations that have trusted relationships with small businesses, particularly those owned by women and people of color.
  • What organizations are providing resources and support?
    A collaboration of experienced nonprofit organizations, Community Development Finance Institutions, microfinance programs, and corporate partners is providing financial and technical assistance support.
  • Who is managing this program?
    This program is being led by the Small Business Services team at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). It was conceived by a collaboration of the City of Detroit, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and private, philanthropic and nonprofit sector leaders.

Employee Health

  • What is Detroit Means Business?
    Detroit Means Business is a coalition of small business owners, support organizations, large corporations and public entities in Detroit coming together to support the evolution of an equitable, best in class small business environment that allows Detroit to thrive. Now positioned within the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), in partnership with key stakeholders, the coalition will exponentially increase the impact of the existing small business support ecosystem. Informed by Detroit small business owners and designed specifically to identify and remove systemic barriers to their success, DMB represents an important new mechanism for addressing the need for shared prosperity. The DMB coalition aspires to help small business owners quickly adapt to the rapidly changing COVID-driven reality and become the primary go to hub to help Detroit small businesses stabilize, grow, and thrive.
  • Why is a program like this needed at this time?
    Small businesses are the primary drivers of our city’s job creation and productivity growth. Those under 50 employees located in cities like Detroit often do not have access to traditional capital or resources and often are overwhelmed by the number of resources found online. Providing trusted and vetted resources through an accessible site will accelerate their ability to operate safely and save business owners’ time.
  • Which businesses are eligible for this program?
    Small businesses that are operating in the city of Detroit with under 50 employees that are currently serving customers or in the process of reopening according to the Governor’s Michigan Safe Start Plan.
  • Are there any resources available to small businesses operating outside of the city of Detroit?
    The partners and funders behind the Detroit Means Business program intend to serve Detroit-based small businesses, but some of the resources compiled and created for this program are accessible to all businesses regardless of geography, including webinars, reopening playbooks, and online informational resources.
  • How are businesses learning about the program?
    There are 34 partners helping to spread the word of this program. They include business support organizations, chambers, and member associations with Detroit-based clients and members. In addition, the program is promoted through social media and radio ads.
  • What partners are involved in outreach?
    There are 34 nonprofit business service organizations, chambers of commerce and membership associations that have trusted relationships with small businesses, particularly those owned by women and people of color.
  • What organizations are providing resources and support?
    A collaboration of experienced nonprofit organizations, Community Development Finance Institutions, microfinance programs, and corporate partners is providing financial and technical assistance support.
  • Who is managing this program?
    This program is being led by the Small Business Services team at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). It was conceived by a collaboration of the City of Detroit, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and private, philanthropic and nonprofit sector leaders.

Work Share

  • What is Detroit Means Business?
    Detroit Means Business is a coalition of small business owners, support organizations, large corporations and public entities in Detroit coming together to support the evolution of an equitable, best in class small business environment that allows Detroit to thrive. Now positioned within the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), in partnership with key stakeholders, the coalition will exponentially increase the impact of the existing small business support ecosystem. Informed by Detroit small business owners and designed specifically to identify and remove systemic barriers to their success, DMB represents an important new mechanism for addressing the need for shared prosperity. The DMB coalition aspires to help small business owners quickly adapt to the rapidly changing COVID-driven reality and become the primary go to hub to help Detroit small businesses stabilize, grow, and thrive.
  • Why is a program like this needed at this time?
    Small businesses are the primary drivers of our city’s job creation and productivity growth. Those under 50 employees located in cities like Detroit often do not have access to traditional capital or resources and often are overwhelmed by the number of resources found online. Providing trusted and vetted resources through an accessible site will accelerate their ability to operate safely and save business owners’ time.
  • Which businesses are eligible for this program?
    Small businesses that are operating in the city of Detroit with under 50 employees that are currently serving customers or in the process of reopening according to the Governor’s Michigan Safe Start Plan.
  • Are there any resources available to small businesses operating outside of the city of Detroit?
    The partners and funders behind the Detroit Means Business program intend to serve Detroit-based small businesses, but some of the resources compiled and created for this program are accessible to all businesses regardless of geography, including webinars, reopening playbooks, and online informational resources.
  • How are businesses learning about the program?
    There are 34 partners helping to spread the word of this program. They include business support organizations, chambers, and member associations with Detroit-based clients and members. In addition, the program is promoted through social media and radio ads.
  • What partners are involved in outreach?
    There are 34 nonprofit business service organizations, chambers of commerce and membership associations that have trusted relationships with small businesses, particularly those owned by women and people of color.
  • What organizations are providing resources and support?
    A collaboration of experienced nonprofit organizations, Community Development Finance Institutions, microfinance programs, and corporate partners is providing financial and technical assistance support.
  • Who is managing this program?
    This program is being led by the Small Business Services team at the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). It was conceived by a collaboration of the City of Detroit, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and private, philanthropic and nonprofit sector leaders.
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