Covid-19 Update

May 27, 2020
The Michigan Golf Alliance and the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association together sent this letter today to Governor Whitmer addressing alcohol sales and consumption on golf courses under Executiver Order 2020-96.

May 22, 2020
Governor Whitmer extends Stay Safe Order through June 12, 2020 EO #2020-100.


May 21, 2020

Executive Orders 2020-96 and 2020-97

  • Effective Immediately social gatherings of no more than 10 people are allowed with 2020-96, Section 8(a) all social distancing aspects in place
  • Currently, Golf Shops can be open for curbside retail.  Starting May 26, Golf Shops can be open for retail by appointment as long as they monitor and limit capacity as stated in 2020-96, Section 11(q), which is no more than 10 people.  While the order does not define "by appointment", it also does not prohibit a "walk up" appointment.  All places of public accommodation under 2020-69 are still closed.
  • If opening up on May 26 for retail sales, please review 2020-97,Section 6
  • Additional change to 2020-97, Section 1 (l) from 2020-91 and procedures for employees to return back to work if they were sick with COVID-19.  
As you begin to ready for a full re-opening, please note: Workers necessary to prepare a workplace to follow the workplace standards described in Executive Order 2020-96, Section 11c and to otherwise ready the workplace for reopening are allowed.

For more insight from Brian Calley and Rob Fowler on Executive Orders 2020-96 and 2020-97, watch the SBAM "Daily Briefing" from May 21.

 
May 20, 2020
 

The Michigan Golf Alliance confirmed with the Office of the Governor that Executive Orders 2020-91 and 2020-92 apply to golf operations in Regions 6 and 8 as follows:

  • Restaurants/grill rooms are allowed to be open at golf courses up to a max.of 50% capacity as stated in 2020-91, Section 8.
  • Food and beverage, including alcohol, can also be sold for consumption on the golf course.
  • Golf Shops can be open for retail as long as they monitor and limit capacity as stated in 2020-91, Section 6.
  • Two riders are allowed in a golf cart. 

The partial reopening will take effect on Friday, May 22, at 12:01am. Cities, villages, and townships may choose to take a more cautious course if they wish: the order gives them the authority to limit the operation of restaurants or bars within their jurisdiction, including restricting such establishments to outdoor seating.

Please read through 2020-91 and 2020-92 for a full list of requirements and have a response and preparedness plan in place.

Region 6 Counties:  Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford.

Region 8: Entire Upper Peninsula

Information from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission on Regions 6 and 8 

New! Employer COVID-19 Response Plan & Preparedness Template

This week the Governor issued an Executive Order that laid out regulations for employers to provide a comprehensive written COVID-19 Response and Preparedness plan.   

All businesses or operations that are permitted to require their employees to leave their homes or residences for work under Executive Order 2020-92, and any order that follows it, must, at a minimum:

  • Develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, consistent with recommendations in Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, developed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
  • By June 1, 2020, or within two weeks of resuming in-person activities, whichever is later, a business’s or operation’s plan must be made readily available to employees, labor unions, and customers, whether via website, internal network, or by hard copy.

It is important to note the "Creation of COVID-19 Office of Worker Safety and Instructions to Departments and Agencies on Worker Safeguards" is a new directive this week from the Office of the Governor.  

Thank you to our strategic partner, Small Business Association of Michigan who created a template for you to personalize based on your type of business.  Guidelines and best management practices are available to you at www.michigangca.org  

Download the template here

Read Executive Order 2020-91 " Safeguards to Protect Michigan's workers from COVID-19"


Connect with MGCA Preferred Vendors and Corporate Partners here!


May 20, 2020

Executive Order 2020-91 " Safeguards to Protect Michigan's workers from COVID-19"

As written by Governor Whitmer May 18, 2020:

In particular, businesses must do their part to protect their employees, their patrons, and their communities. Many businesses have already done so by implementing robust safeguards to prevent viral transmission. But we can and must do more: no one should feel unsafe at work. With this order, I am creating an enforceable set of workplace standards that apply to all businesses across the state. These standards will have the force and effect of agency rules and will be vigorously enforced by the agencies that oversee compliance with other health-and-safety rules. Any failure to abide by the rules will also constitute a failure to provide a workplace that is free from recognized hazards within the meaning of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, MCL 408.101

Executive Order 2020-92"Temporary requirement to suspend certain activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life"" 

Highlights from Executive Order 2020-92 starting May 22, at 12:01am.

Allows for individuals in Regions 6 or 8, to go to a restaurant or a retail store or to attend a social gathering of up to 10 people.

  • Region 6 Counties:  Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford.
  • Region 8: Entire Upper Peninsula

For more insight from Brian Calley and Rob Fowler on these Executive Orders, watch the "Daily Briefings" from SBAM from May 18 and May 19.

   

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, developed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and available here.

Read Executive Orders:   #2020-69    #2020-70    #2020-71   #2020-77

All Governor's Executive Orders


In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe”  Executive Order 2020-59, effective March 24 through June 12, 2020 Michigan Golf Course Association has closed our office location and will be working remotely.  Rest assured, we are connected and continuing to work for you during this COVID-19 crisis.  Please feel free to reach out to our team at 800-860-8575 or 517-285-4195 or email us at jpaisley@michigangca.org.  Continue to read the MGCA e-blast communications and check the MGCA website daily for our latest COVID-19 updates important to you, our members.

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