Resources for Navigating COVID-19

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Navigating COVID-19 for Businesses


U. S. Chamber Resources
Materials, resources, and important updates from the U.S. Chamber:

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity: What You Need to Know

Unemployment Benefits: How to File

  • By phone at 866-500-0017 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Online at is preferred and quickest
    way to file a claim.

Work Share Program 

An option for employers to reduce employee hours instead of cutting the workforce. It helps employers retain their skilled workforce and helps workers maintain their jobs during a downturn in business. Visit 

How Can Unemployment Insurance Help My Business?

Work Share is a program that permits employers to maintain operational productivity during declines in regular business activity instead of laying off workers.

How Do I Apply For Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

The Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) is the UIA’s system for filing your unemployment insurance claim and managing your UIA account online.

Alice COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center
Alice’s global network of small business resources and funding opportunities for entrepreneurs has launched a COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center as a gateway for updated financial, workplace and wellness support during the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 toolkit also includes information about the launch of the Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant that offers $10,000 in grants to small businesses impacted by coronavirus.

Business Leaders for Michigan Resources
Business Leaders for Michigan is working to help employers, associations and our state respond quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 global health emergency by gathering best practices from global companies and the most up-to-date information from state and national government sources.

Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy can provide meaningful and immediate help by working with you on your utility bill, connecting you to potential sources of state and federal relief, and providing new business opportunities through the Pure Michigan Business Connect Program.

Deloitte: Resilient Leadership Response to COVID-19
Deloitte has created a response plan for businesses to utilize to respond, recover, and thrive.

Detroit Regional Partnership Resources

Find resources from the DRP, the 11-county Detroit Region, public partners, and community organizations. The DRP will continue its efforts to connect, support, and build to promote shared growth during these uncertain times.

Dickinson Wright: Pandemic Workplace Response – Now What?
Learn about how COVID-19, legislation, and orders will affect your workplace along with teleworking concerns, employment laws, and business interruptions.

DTE Energy Assistance Policies and Programs during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
DTE Energy has temporarily revised its shutoff policies for low-income customers. DTE is providing additional assistance to low-income customers affected by the pandemic.


Dykema is closely monitoring the legal ramifications of COVID-19 and evaluating the potential impact to businesses in a wide variety of industries. Stay up to date with emerging legal challenges, practical guidance, and actions to be taken as the situation unfolds.

Recent updates:

ICAT Logistics DTW: Domestic and International Shipping for COVID-19 Essential Supplies
As we navigate through sudden changes to the world’s transportation and logistics systems, ICAT Logistics remains fully staffed and operational to support business needs throughout the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

JS Agency Resource Center
JS Agency has compiled a list of benefits and regulation compliance updates as well as HR Wellbeing Policies & Planning Guidelines. Additionally, the agency has listed national resources for businesses.

Lapeer Development Corporation
The Lapeer County Development Corporation created a document center, providing easy access to public documents.

Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development
The Planning & Economic Development department of Macomb County has listed a range of useful resources and initiatives from Federal to Local to support businesses, individuals and families.

McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company outlined information that can help businesses of all kinds with crisis management during COVID-19. COVID-19 Briefing – Important Information to Know Now.

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Toolkit
While information around this outbreak is changing rapidly, this toolkit will help statewide businesses help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus.

Michigan Economic Development Corp.
Provides a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Michigan Manufacturers Association Resources
Resources provided by public agencies and MMA Premium Associate Members.

Oakland County COVID-19 Response
This Oakland County Covid-19 Response site offers a Nurse hotline, interactive maps of cases, links to county press releases and critical public health toolkits to ensure access to the most up to date information regarding the Coronavirus Outbreak in Oakland County and beyond.

Plante Moran COVID-19 Resource Center
Leading your organization is already challenging enough — COVID-19 has made it even more difficult. Complete the Plante Moran seven-point checklist to restore your sense of control in uncertain times.

Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) Health & Human Services Buyer and Supplier Matchmaking Tool
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program is now offering a free, online procurement platform to assist suppliers of critical health and human services across a broad range of categories to access critical supplies and products as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

PwC: Confidently Navigate Through the Crisis
PwC provided information for companies to triage operation essentials, such as incident management and stakeholder communications.

Rehmann Resources

Rehmann is focused on providing practical guidance and insights to build and strengthen organizations and guide individuals as we navigate through the uncertainty and complexity of this pandemic, together. Whether it’s assistance with new ways of conducting business remotely, help navigating complex HR matters, or assistance with cash-flow management and projections, Rehmann professionals are prepared and ready to provide you with insight, expertise and the solutions you need.

SEMCA Michigan Works!: American Job Centers Open for Appointment Only
To protect the health and safety of participants and staff, Michigan Works! will no longer hold in-person registration for work, and encourages you to call to make an appointment.

UHY COVID-19 Information Center
UHY has provided a curated assortment of valuable insights and trends for various industries to support keeping businesses up to date with current and essential information.

Unemployment Insurance Agency: Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association
Navigate Work Share, employer field claims, and Executive Order No. 2020-10.

Verizon Covid-19 Response
Verizon has released an updated  which features its federal, national and customer based resources, including critical updates, extended donations and services for first responders, education and public health agencies. Visit the Verizon COVID-19 Response site here.

Warner Norcross + Judd COVID-19 Resource Center
Warner Norcross + Judd’s cross-disciplinary team of attorneys has created the COVID-19 Resource Center as an easy to use information center to help clients understand the news, get answers to frequently asked questions and prepare for the legal implications. There are a lot of unknowns connected to COVID-19 right now. Know that Warner attorneys and staff remain committed to answering your questions and to provide the solutions you need now – and for as long as it takes.

This information is provided by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP and is intended for general information purposes only. It does not provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Windstream Enterprises Offers 90-Day Trial of Office Suite Solutions

To support businesses implementing new remote work-from-home environments, Windstream Enterprise (WE), a managed communications services provider, recently launched a free 90-day trial of its award-winning OfficeSuite UC® and HD Meeting® services and video conferencing solutions.

New and existing customers are eligible for this free trial, providing enterprises with an easy and affordable option to rapidly deploy and enable remote workforces via a robust and highly secure cloud-based communications and collaboration platform.

Please contact Brad Ridenour at or call 586.243.2317 if you’re interested in discussing further and I’ll share more about how OfficeSuite HD Meeting, SD-WAN, and our other solutions can help keep your workforce optimized, secure and connected.

Wipro Digital

In this moment of need, we have assembled a collection of relevant capabilities and thought leadership that can help companies minimize business disruption while ensuring their employees’ well-being. Applicable across industries, these capabilities focus on critical aspects of business continuity to help enterprises react, recover and retain their organizational agility. We have organized them into four key areas: Managing the Employee and Workforce ExperienceLeveraging Digital TechnologiesOptimizing and Reimagining IT, and Increasing Organizational Resilience.

State of Michigan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)


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