Michigan to Extend Office Restrictions Up to Six Months
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is planning to extend restrictions on offices for up to another six months. Honestly, I didn't even know office restrictions were still in place.
Apparently, the restrictions were supposed to be lifted this Wednesday, April 14 but will now be extended for another six months. I'm sure the official announcement will come in the next day or two.
With our high positivity numbers, it’s really important that we extend for another six months so that we have the ability to work through what these protocols look like and get people back into the workplace when it’s safe to do so with the right protocols.
Does this mean that you have to work from home? The answer is no. The rules force office workers and those who are able to conduct their work remotely to stay out of their office, except when remote work isn’t feasible.
I didn't realize how much offices have contributed to the number of COVID cases across that state. Apparently, offices are even worse than restaurants and retail.
We've been pretty lucky here at the station with only a couple of people getting the virus since the start, however, that doesn't include members of the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show who just announced that two members of the show tested positive over the weekend.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited 201 businesses of all types for not following COVID-19 protocols.