On May 28, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), issued industry-specific Return to Work toolkits and training requirements.
On June 1, 2020, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order moving the entire state of Michigan to Stage 4 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan and setting the stage for most businesses to resume operations.
Last week, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser moved DC to Phase One of its plan for reopening following COVID-19 closures. Likewise, as of June 1, 2020, all jurisdictions in Maryland have entered the first stage of the state’s reopening plan.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on May 27, 2020 that the Northern Virginia Region, the City of Richmond, and Accomack County will move into Phase One of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan on May 29, 2020.
Minnesota is moving forward with its phased approach to reopen businesses, but employers should be aware of both state and local requirements as they prepare to bring employees back to work and open their doors to customers and clients.