LANSING, Mich. – Most stores were forced to close through the entirety of April due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the results of the Michigan Retail Index reflect the expected drastic decline in numbers.
Gov. Whitmer is requiring that businesses create a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan by June 1 or within two weeks of reopening.
We’ve provided helpful instructions and an easy and effective template that you can use.
Here are suggested signs for your store. If you like them, download them for free, courtesy of Michigan Retailers Association.
In addition, there are other sources for signage:
As the state allows retailers to reopen their doors, we’ve compiled relevant information in a guide to try to make it easier for you to comply with the many new health and safety requirements.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allowing stores across mid- and southern Michigan to open their doors to 10 people at a time starting Tuesday, May 26.
The Governor used the term “by appointment only.”
By LISA J. REIBSOME
Which COVID-19 pandemic behaviors will have a lasting impact? Michigan Food News asked three industry experts to weigh in. Retail Food Industry Consultant Michael Sansolo,
Here’s a helpful memo from the National Retail Federation about the just-released PPP loan forgiveness application from the Small Business Administration:
The SBA released a standardized PPP loan forgiveness application with instructions.
Michigan Retailers Association has been lobbying the Governor’s office for many weeks to allow Michigan stores to conduct business in a safe and responsible manner. We’re deeply concerned about permanent closures of stores that simply cannot make it without two months’ worth of revenue.
If you’re interested in knowing how you can leverage the state Workshare program, you may want to check out these hour-long webinars by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) and the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).