Oakland County, Michigan recently issued [Emergency Order 2020-10] (“Emergency Order”) to address how open operations and businesses operating within Oakland County should screen employees and address interactions with the public. The Emergency Order is effective as of Friday, May 8, 2020, and was issued to further align with the recent executive order issued by Governor Whitmer pursuant to [Executive Order 2020-77] (“Executive Order”). The Executive Order is currently set to expire May 28, 2020 and the Emergency Order will stay in place until rescinded by the Oakland County Health Division.
Businesses and operations in Oakland County that are allowed to remain open under the Executive Order must now take a number of precautions, described below. The details of the additional requirements imposed upon businesses under the Executive Order can be found here.
Oakland County’s Emergency Order does not change or alter any social distancing requirements imposed by any other Emergency Order, including the Executive Order. Businesses and operations should adhere to the directives set forth in both the Executive Order and Emergency Order. Businesses should assess their current operations and safety protocols to align them with the requirements set forth in both the Emergency Order and Executive Order.
Health care organizations with an infection control program in place are exempt from this Emergency Order.
The daily screening criteria must include the following questions:
Any person providing a “yes” to Part 1 of the above screening questions must be excluded for the following time periods:
Any person providing a “yes” to Part 2 of the above screening questions must be excluded for the following time periods:
Any person providing a “yes” to Part 3 of the above screening questions must be excluded for the following time periods:
The essential services providing goods and services where employees have (a) face-to-face-interaction with the public or (b) close contact with goods that the public purchases include, but are not limited to, grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible. All such essential services must wear facial coverings. Operations and businesses identified in this section are encouraged to implement immediately, and shall comply immediately.
The Emergency Order refers to the CDC’s guidance on facial coverings, and provides the following:
Open businesses and operations must recommend that the general public follow the CDC’s guidance for facial covers in public settings.
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