COVID-19 Industry Information
UPDATED: March 24th, 2021, 12:50 pm EST

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have been paying close attention to news about our industry’s safety measures, resources, grants, and the latest news. The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest news and resources. Any new resources will be shared on this page. For face mask sign for your business, click here.

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De-Escalation Webinars by Michigan Retailers Association

Rebuilding and Reengaging – What Restaurants and Hotels Need to Know Now by Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau

How to Manage a Confirmed COVID-19 Case by Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association

Michigan Hospitality Industry | COVID-19 Webinars by Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Slides by National Restaurant Association

Hotel and Lodging Resources

COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels by The American Hotel & Lodging Association – a new online course for staff including safety and cleanliness guidelines endorsed by all major U.S. hotel brands

Travel’s Path Forward: Hotels Webinar by Skift – Join Skift editors and research analysts, along with leaders from across the hospitality sector to discuss how hotels might prepare now for the long recovery ahead.

Safe Stay Initiative by American Hotel & Lodging Association – Industry-wide hotel cleaning standards, toolkit, guidelines, and resources. Download the entire guidelines here.

Q&A from the American Hotel & Lodging Association by Cozen O’Connor – Questions and answers for the hotel industry for planning and return to occupancy

Hospitality for Hope Initiative by American Hotel & Lodging Association – View the collaboration between the hotel industry and the local, state, and federal governments

Hotel Emergency Toolkit by The Growth Works – Use this hotel emergency toolkit to better navigate the crisis and look for ways to support your local community, develop team members, and ultimately prepare for recovery


Best Practices Retail Food Stores & Restaurants by U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Healthy best practices for restaurants and employees

Restaurant Industry Blueprint for Recovery by National Restaurant Association – Learn more about a target relief plan for your restaurant

Roadmap to Reopening by Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association –  guidance document designed to help Michigan restaurants prepare to reopen their dining rooms amid new federal and state regulations, and with new expectations of safety by the general public

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

James Beard Foundation Restaurant Industry Webinars

Free Serv-Safe Courses

Local Resources

Ann Arbor SPARK Resources for Small Businesses

Michigan Resources

MDHHS Epidemic Orders

MEDC Helpful Links

MIOSHA Ambassador Visit by Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) – Upon request, they will visit your business and provide educational information and one-on-one consultations to help you better understand COVID-19 risks and requirements in your area. There is no cost for these visits.

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Guidance for reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection and planning strategies for reopening public spaces

PMBC COVID-19 Procurement Platform by Michigan Economic Development Corporation – connecting businesses seeking access to face masks, face shields, gloves, goggles, and other protective materials with businesses that have supplier capacity to meet the demand

Pure Michigan Business Connect by Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Connects Michigan businesses with procurement needs with Michigan based personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety products suppliers

Personal Protection Equipment Orders by Michigan Chamber of Commerce – A list of companies that source, manufacture or distribute PPE equipment

Resources of Personal Protection Equipment by Small Business Association of Michigan – A list to help prepare Michigan’s small businesses to manage guidelines and regulations for safe work

Michigan Works! Southeast

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity – the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep workplaces safe as sectors of the state’s economy reopen

National Resources

Employee Rights – Paid Medical Leave

Disaster Loan Assistance

U.S. Travel Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit

Travel Confidently Toolkit by U.S. Travel

Mission to Save Hospitality by Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association –  a series of public policy solutions designed to help the most devastated industry of the COVID-19 pandemic survive the catastrophic economic fallout it has endured so that it may once again serve as a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity in our state.

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information from the CDC  by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Overall Coronavirus information brought to you by the CDC

How COVID-19 Spreads by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by the CDC

CDC Handwashing Posters by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Posters you can print out for your place of business to promote clean hygiene

Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – National rules and guidelines for safe social distancing.

Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Personal protective equipment guidelines to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus and Travel in the United States by Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Learn about essential travel and travel recommendations within the U.S.

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UPDATED: June 1, 2020, 3:48pm EST

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