COVID-19 Employer Resources

Our Mission: To provide key employer services and information in support of talent and workforce development.
Our Vision: To be the leading employer's resource in West Michigan.

Please note – information on this page is for informational purposes and should not be regarded as legal counsel.  Samples, services and products have not been endorsed on vetted by EA .  Every organization has unique circumstances and use parameters and should vet for their own use and consult legal counsel as warranted.

Email questions to lisasabourin@eawm.net


Link to all MI Executive Orders


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)  effective 4/1

DOL issues FFCRA Posters to be posted no later than 4/1

Most useful tool in navigating FFCRA is the DOL’s Questions and Answers document – addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.

DOL also provides FFCRA Guidance – provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers

Sample Forms for FFCRA:

Act Now to Determine Treatment of COVID-19 Sick and Leave Pay Under Your Retirement Plan


Our Partner Law Firm’s Resource Pages

They include updated guidance, Q&A per scenarios and live and recorded webinars


Links to resources posted May – July


MIOSHA Launched New Site for COVID-19 Workplace Safety

In an effort to centralize critical workplace safety guidance amidst several sectors of Michigan’s economy reopening, MIOSHA launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site – Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety – to provide guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep workplaces safe as sectors of the state’s economy reopen.

With the continued risk of COVID-19 spread, everyone in the workplace must take necessary precautions. The site includes MIOSHA issued guidelines, posters for employees and customers, factsheets, educational videos and a reopening checklist – all of which will help businesses safely reopen their doors.

In addition to the general workplace guidelines for employer and employees, MIOSHA provided further clarification on necessary steps several other sectors must take when reopening, including:

The site also provides guidance on how employers create and make available to employees and customers, a written exposure control plan which includes exposure determination and outlines measures that will be taken to prevent employee exposure to COVID-19.

Those with questions regarding workplace safety and health may contact MIOSHA using the new hotline at 855-SAFEC19 (855-723-3219).

To report health and safety concerns in the workplace, go to michigan.gov/MIOSHAcomplaint.


Workplace Preparedness:

Sample plans from members:

Please note – information on this page and particularly in this section has been shared by others; it has not been endorsed or vetted by EA for use.  This is for informational purposes and should not be regarded as legal counsel.  Every organization has unique circumstances and use parameters and should vet for their own use and  and consult with legal counsel when warranted.

Some have begun using an a symptom checker app from the State of Michigan – click here

Draft COVID-19-Risk-Mitigation-Checklist – Blank

TRC COVID-19 Acknowledgement Form April 23 2020 (From5/8 Call)

TRC COVID-19 Preparedness and Return-to-WorkTraining, (From5/8 Call)

TRC from 5/8 call uses the following Thermometers IR Thermometer and iHealth PT3

Cleaning and COVID Posters from Nichols

Visitors & Contractors COVID-19 Self-Screening Checklist

COVID Memo Sample 1-ESample Preparedness Plan 1-E

COVID Memo Sample 1-E

Safe Work Playbook Lear

Magna Smart Start Playbook

Infectious Disease Responsiveness and Preparedness Plan -Eagle

FAS Reusable Forehead Thermometer Strips and Instructions

Thermal-scanning-options for temperature taking.xlsx

Sample Symptom Tracker

COVID-19 Employee Questionnaire_Rev 2

Suggested brands for temperature screening;

  • TRC from 5/8 call uses the following Thermometers IR Thermometer and iHealth PT3,
  • Jumper Thermal Scanner -recommended many sources on internet.

Interested in outsourcing employee screenings and temperatures – Axios is offering services click here


EA Members-Only Slack Channel to talk with other HR professionals

We have set up a Slack Channel for our HR members-only to participate in.   Below is an invitation link when asked to sign-up you create your own login/password.  We hope these will run efficiently and not obtrusively. We expect the same respect for one another as in regular Roundtables and the understanding that the nature of these conversations are in general confidential.  Please feel free to post questions and share sample PDFs.  If you prefer you may email me a question to post in the group(s). Please bear with me, I started this job in in the early 90s and it was NOT required to be technology savvy J. I have posted a question or so to get us started.

Click here to join #EAHR Slack Channel

Scroll to bottom of page to see recaps of weekly Roundtable Zoom meetings

Tips for Supporting Employees during COVID-19 Pandemic


Business Guidance and Resources (most recent at top)


Shared Resources from Members:

Recap from 7/16 Roundtable

Click here to see the chat from 7/16

Recap from 6/25 Roundtable

Click below to play the recording of the conversation – approx 60 min.

Click here to see the chat from 6/25

Recap from 6/11 Roundtable

Click below to play the recording of the conversation on 6/11 – approx 45 min.

Click here to see the chat from 6/11

Recap from 6/4 Roundtable

Click below to play the recording of the conversation on  6/4 – approx 1 hour.

Click here to see the chat from 6/4

Recap from 5/28 Roundtable

Click below to play the recording of the conversation on 5/28 – approx 1 hour.

Click here to see the chat from 5/28

Recap from 5/21 Roundtable

Click below to play the recording of the conversation on 5/21 – approx 1 hour.

Click here to see the chat from 5/21

Recap from 5/14 Roundtable

Click below to play the recording of the conversation on 5/14 – approx 1 hour.

Click here to see the chat from 5/14 including Who’s Hiring at the beginning