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Important information regarding worker layoffs and unemployment
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Important information regarding worker layoffs and unemployment

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act offers protection to workers and their families in advance of mass layoffs and business closings.

5 best practices for economic development organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
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5 best practices for economic development organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

As the world grapples with the new realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many economic development organizations are playing a key leadership role in guiding their communities through these uncertain times. In the Greater Grand Rapids Region, The Right Place, Inc. is actively implementing an integrated strategy to address our community’s fast-changing needs related to the virus.

A letter from The Right Place, Inc. President & CEO, Birgit Klohs: Preparing your business for further COVID-19 business restrictions
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A letter from The Right Place, Inc. President & CEO, Birgit Klohs: Preparing your business for further COVID-19 business restrictions

As your business navigates the new realities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at The Right Place, Inc. will continue to be your trusted resource during these uncertain times. Our neighboring states in Ohio and Illinois have issued executive orders declaring residents “shelter in place”, and this morning Governor Whitmer issued a similar “Stay at Home, Stay Safe” order.

Immigration and travel updates amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Immigration and travel updates amid COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020 immigration and travel updates from the U.S. department of state amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Whitmer issues Stay Home, Stay Safe; executive order, suspending in-person operations not necessary to sustain or protect life
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Governor Whitmer issues Stay Home, Stay Safe; executive order, suspending in-person operations not necessary to sustain or protect life

Today (March 23, 2020), Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.

Governor Whitmer Signs executive order temporarily closing hair, nail and tanning salons, other non-essential personal care services
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Governor Whitmer Signs executive order temporarily closing hair, nail and tanning salons, other non-essential personal care services

On March 21, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-20, which makes clear that all facilities that provide non-essential personal care services must temporarily close. These services include hair, nail, tanning, massage, spa, tattoo, body art and piercing services, and similar services that require individuals to be within 6 feet of each other.

Urgent need for Michigan manufacturers to produce Personal Protection Equipment
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Urgent need for Michigan manufacturers to produce Personal Protection Equipment

Last night we received a list of needed personal protection equipment products from the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan State Police. The products are intended for use for health care workers and first responders.

Governor Whitmer signs executive order temporarily suspending evictions
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Governor Whitmer signs executive order temporarily suspending evictions

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into effect Executive Order 2020-19, which allows tenants and mobile home owners to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic even if they are unable to stay current on their rent.

Governor Whitmer signs executive order expanding child care access during COVID-19
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Governor Whitmer signs executive order expanding child care access during COVID-19

On March 18, 2020 Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-16 to expand the capacity for child care services for health care workers, first responders, and other members of the essential workforce providing critical infrastructure to Michiganders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Banking guidance during COVID-19 crisis
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Banking guidance during COVID-19 crisis

During a time of unknowns, both banks and businesses are having to adjust their strategies and approaches to financial matters to accommodate for the drastic and unexpected disruptions to daily operations.

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