Announcements, tools and best practices for employers regarding COVID-19 workplace impact, awareness and procedures

Return to Work Toolkit

Lakeshore Advantage Business Webinars

Legal, HR,and General EmployerToolkit


Financial Relief

Physical and Mental Health

​Volunteer, Donate, Receive Help

Unemployment Information


Lakeshore Advantage Business Webinars

Upcoming Webinars
Recorded Webinars
Utility Partners on Cost Savings Progams

Getting Back to Work and Operating Safely: Health Care/Business Update

Crisis Communication - Proactive Management and Reactive Response

Understanding and Leveraging your PPP Loan

Returning to Work Toolkit 

Returning to Work

Best Employer Practices for Adapting to Time of Crisis 

What you need to know to apply for SBA loans

Emergency managers share about essential services order 


Blogs / Webinars

Barnes and Thornburg

Specifics Of CARES Act And Implications For Businesses And Individuals from Barnes and Thornburg

COVID-19 Weekly Update For Employers from Barnes & Thornburg

Small Business Association of Michigan

CARES Act Package - Webinar

Prerecorded SBAM webinars

And More...

How will COVID-19 impact Venture-Backed Startups? - MVCA

Financial Hardship and the Coronavirus - Consumers Credit Union


Unemployment Information

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Employer Toolkit -- COVID-19


Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Michigan - COVID-19 Guide

UIA Employee Packet for COVID-19

Temporary expansion in unemployment eligibility and cost sharing

Layoff guidance from the state (workshare, temporary leave, etc.)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers


Physical and Mental Health

Michigan COVID-19 Dashboard

Working Remotely During COVID-19 APA

COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources and Information Hub - APA

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks -APA

COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety - CDC

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation - SAMHSA

COVID-19/Coronavirus: Mental Health Considerations -WHO

National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Resource Guide

Ottawa County mental health assistance

211 Allegan County

211 Ottawa County

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136 to answer your questions.


Legal, HR,and General EmployerToolkit

Tip from Tech Company BizStream to cultivate while working from home.

US Department of Labor COVID-19 resources for employers

AON’s COVID-19 Response Site for Employers

COVID-19 Related Cyber Fraud And Misinformation Campaigns Disrupt Critical Industries - AON

US Chamber of Commerce Employer Toolkit

FAQs for Potential HR Issues Regarding Coronavirus

Michigan Small Business Development Center resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response: 401(k) Questions​ from Varnum Law

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI Group Plan FAQs

IRS Coronavirus-Related Tax Credits

Essential workers connect to emergency child care

Employers able to set up provisional day care centers- no LARA license needed

Paid Leave under the FFCRA

FFRCA Regulations


​Volunteer, Donate or Receive Help

West MI Small Business advocacy letter to Senator Gary Peters regarding PPP loan forgiveness timeline extension and easing restrictions. 

Read letter HERE 

Sign letter HERE
Community Action Allegan County

Care Ottawa County

Pure Michigan Virtual Business Connect: Connecting buyers with suppliers for health and human services product needs

Donate to local hospital