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This tool kit is a resource for members and partners to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team continues to monitor the information from state and local officials and federal agencies to provide ongoing updates as this public health situation and the response efforts evolve. Thank you for your support as we navigate this unprecedented public health crisis.
Safety and Sanitation Planning Tools
Click here for information
A Message from Munson Healthcare
Please protect our Happy Place. Read more.
Local Health Department Orders & Information for Businesses
GT County Health Department
Benzie & Leelanau County Health Department
Health Department of NW MI
District Health Department #10
Additional Local Resources
State-Level Business Resources
MICHIGAN CHAMBER CORONAVIRUS TOOL KIT
This is a robust Michigan-specific site for businesses and covers the “Stay-at-Home” and other statewide Executive Orders, Employer Info including Unemployment and Paid Leave options, Financial Relief for Businesses, Disinfection and Cleaning, and a Help Line.
SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN COVID-19 RESOURCES
Features daily briefings with industry and legislative leaders and business-related news and links.
NORTHERN INITIATIVES COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
CDFI offering numerous small business resources and new round of disaster recovery loans available throughout most of Michigan. Do not have to be a current client to qualify. Apply for a loan.
National Business Resources
US CHAMBER COMMUNICATIONS TOOL KIT
Shareable graphics based on the CDC’s latest guidance for businesses and employees and a small business guide.
Click here for the State of Michigan Covid site.
How can I keep myself, my colleagues and my customers safe?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Consider adding signage on proper hand-washing and additional hand-sanitizing stations to your facility.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue (then throwing the tissue away and washing your hands). Consider making tissues readily available and ensure ample waste baskets for proper disposal.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick. Reinforce that sick employees should stay home when sick. Check out the CDC’s interim guidance for businesses and consider putting together or reviewing a Continuity of Operations Plan to keep business moving forward in the wake of potential employee absences.
What is Traverse City Tourism Doing to Address the Covid-19 Outbreak?
Safety, health and well-being are our top priority at this time. We are committed to supporting and inspiring our members, our community and future visitors throughout this time, while maintaining safe social distance and respect for those who are in crisis right now. TCT remains committed to fostering the future success of our region’s travel economy.
We are also working hard to help focus a spotlight on what's happening within our hospitality community during this time. We have been focusing on telling the world about the "Bright Spots" in our community and ways to "Enjoy Traverse City from Home" and we've curated a list of establishments offering food and beverages to go.
What is Traverse City Tourism's Reopening Plan?
In Traverse City and the surrounding regions, the well-being of residents and guests is top priority. That’s why our region is following local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure safety, health and peace of mind. We are all in this together—and residents and visitors alike need to be vigilant to ensure our community is able to remain open.
Beginning May 22, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. PDF File issued a phased reopening plan for the state. The Traverse City region—which includes counties like Grand Traverse, Benzie, Antrim, and Leelanau—will begin opening restaurants, retail shops, and other businesses, following strict safety guidelines. Here is a page that outlines the reopening plan.