Get Your Questions Answered
A State of Michigan hotline 1-888-535-6136 is available to answer general questions. This state hotline will be staffed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public health and other experts will answer health-related questions about COVID-19. The team can also direct residents, providers and more to the right resources in their local communities and in other state government departments.
General Resources for Employers
- Guidance For Employers – How to plan and respond to the Coronavirus
- Workplace Tips – Tips and resources for employers to combat the virus
- Corporate Aid Tracker – How businesses are helping nationwide
- Survey on Business Impact – Results from the American Chamber of Commerce in China
- Resilience in a Box – A toolbox to help businesses put a plan in place (created by the US Chamber Foundation in partnership with the UPS Foundation)
- More Resources – Including consolidated, business-specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- State of Michigan Guidance/Resources for Employers and Workers
- U.S. Chamber/CDC Webinar
- An Employer Q&A, Barnes & Thornberg, LLP
- FAQ’s for Potential HR Issues Arising from the Coronavirus (American Society of Employers)
Unemployment Benefits and Financial Relief
- Temporary Expansions in Unemployment Eligibility and Cost Sharing
- Unemployment Benefits FAQs
- COVID-19: Financial Relief Frequently Asked Questions
- Unemployment Insurance Agency webinar presentation (March 17, 2020)
- Supporting Your Small Business During COVID-19 (SBDC Tips)
- Small Business Administration: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
- MEDC, state’s small business support organizations join forces to develop resources for Michigan’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19
Health Related Resources
Visit the following links for the most current information from DHHS:
- Testing for COVID-19
- Symptoms & Testing
- Protect your home
- If You Are Sick
- Cases & Latest Updates
- Protect Your Family
- How to Prepare
- For Health Care Providers: Health Alert Network: Interim guidance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Low-Interest Federal Disaster Loans for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Michigan small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 17, 2020.
The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of Michigan; and the contiguous counties of Elkhart, La Porte, Lagrange, St Joseph and Steuben in Indiana; Fulton, Lucas and Williams in Ohio; and Florence, Forest, Iron, Marinette and Vilas in Wisconsin.
Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 21, 2020.
For more information about available SBA resources and services, please visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus
Need a Temporary Job?
Family Fare is offering temporary positions to help people get through this difficult time.
Visit www.spartannash.com or call your local store.
For any individual whose job may be temporarily impacted by COVID-19, Dollar General is hiring for full and part time positions across their store, distribution center & private fleet networks!
Learn more & apply at https://bit.ly/2QFzayy
Governor Whitmer says there are tens of thousands of open jobs in Michigan. The positions are to support critical work during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the state, there are more than 2,000 companies hiring.
These positions are listed on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website.
For more information click here.