Reopen Michigan SAFELY
THE PROBLEM: MICHIGAN’S COVID RESTRICTIONS PUT JOBS, EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH AND OUR DOWNTOWNS AT RISK
Michigan's job creators need options to resume in-person work so they can collaborate and innovate in the face of pandemic-created challenges.
But, Gov. Whitmer extended one of the nation’s strongest prohibitions against in-person work for up to six MORE months.
Job creators and employees must be trusted to implement safety protocols and reopen offices, and increase capacity in restaurants, stores and entertainment facilities.
Our voices need to be heard now, because under the current rules:
• Businesses are going bankrupt and jobs are disappearing forever.
• Downtowns and local governments are being crushed economically.
• Employees are suffering the negative mental health effects of extended isolation.
Gov. Whitmer should work with and trust job creators and employees to use safety protocols to get back to work across every industry.
Provide safety protocols
Trust job creators and employees
SURVIVAL OF OUR ECONOMY
With an office ban in place, Michigan's business leaders' hands are tied. Given data-based safety guidelines, they know best what they need to survive this crisis.
OUR DOWNTOWN COMMUNITIES
With people unable to work in their offices, and as small businesses go broke, downtowns are collapsing. We must use safety guidelines to
Reopen Michigan Safely
Working from home and the resulting isolation is negatively impacting employee mental health.
THE SOLUTION: SET GUIDELINES AND TRUST BUSINESSES TO REOPEN MICHIGAN SAFELY
The Reopen Michigan Safely coalition of 59 job creators is asking Gov. Whitmer to allow a full reopening of Michigan businesses before we lose more jobs.
By removing government closures and restrictions while providing health protocols based on science and data, businesses and employees can develop plans to safely reopen.
Let's #EndTheOfficeBan and #ReopenMichiganSafely!
Reopen Michigan Safely Announcement
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Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce
Alpena Area Chamber
Associated Builders & Contractors of MI
Associated General Contractors
Barry County Chamber
Battle Creek Area Chamber
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Belleville Area Chamber
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
Community Bankers of Michigan
Construction Association of Michigan
Disability Network - Wayne County
Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg Chamber
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Niles Chamber
Grosse Pointe Chamber
Houghton Lake Chamber
Howell Chamber of Commerce
Indian River Resort Region Chamber
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lapeer Area Chamber
Leelanau Peninsula Chamber
Livonia Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Bankers Association
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Chemistry Council
Michigan Festivals & Events Association
Michigan Independent Venue & Promoter Association
Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
Michigan Licensed Beverage Association
Michigan Manufacturers Association
Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Assoc.
Michigan Retailers Association
Michigan Trucking Association
Michigan West Coast Chamber
MI Institute of Laundering and Dry Cleaning
MI Manufactured Housing, RV & Campground Association
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber
Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce
River Country Chamber of Newaygo Co.
Rochester Regional Chamber
Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Association of Michigan
Southern Wayne County Chamber
Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber
Sturgis Area Chamber
Three Rivers Area Chamber
Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber