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Survey: Identifying suppliers and providers of Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Supplies
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has appealed to all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Medical Supply companies to complete a brief 5-10 minute survey.
COVID-19 contraction risk matrix from the Office of Attending Physician
The Office of Attending Physician in the U.S. senate has developed a decision matrix on an individual's varying degrees of risk for contracting COVID-19 based on recent interactions. In the absence of specific guidance from local public health professionals, this CDC-based tool may be used.
7 best practices small to mid-sized manufacturers are implementing to mitigate the effects of COVID-19
As our region’s economy begins to grapple with the effects and uncertainty presented by COVID-19, many small to mid-sized manufacturers are sharing the best practices they have begun to implement to deal with this unprecedented situation. The following is a list of options and steps your business can consider as we work collaboratively to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19.
Businesses looking to hire for high-demand jobs during COVID-19 pandemic
Several businesses with West Michigan locations are looking to hire people to fill high-demand jobs amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Governor Whitmer signs executive order temporarily lifting weight restrictions on roads
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed Executive Order 2020-12, temporarily lifting weight and other delivery-related restrictions for vehicles carrying essential supplies to mitigate the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The executive order is effective immediately and extends until Monday, April 13 at 11:59pm.
Update on Gerald R. Ford International Airport operations and functions (3.16.20)
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is still open and operating as best as it can with enhanced cleaning measures in place and adhering to health regulations.
Small Business Association of Michigan launches daily COVID-19 briefings on Facebook
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 3:00 P.M., the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) will hosting daily COVID-19 briefings on Facebook with Rob Fowler and Brian Calley.
West Michigan Works! cancelling all workshops and hiring events until further notice
The health and safety of our customers, staff and communities is important to us. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020: In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, West Michigan Works! is cancelling all workshops, hiring events and other group activities until further notice.
Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans and is easily spread from person to person. There is currently no approved vaccine or antiviral treatment for this disease.
LatinxGR offers translation services to businesses looking to communicate important updates surrounding COVID-19
In times like this, it is extremely important that systems, institutions, and municipalities be prepared to communicate to all communities they serve and to whom they are accountable. We hope and expect that they allocate necessary resources to ensure that all communities have access to the latest information about COVID-19, community precautions and resources available to them.