Covid19 AKA Coronavirus Information - Tuscola County


Please check the Health Department website for information, and for latest press releases.
https://tchd .us/

Information about the COVID-19 is rapidly changing. For General questions about COVID-19, call the state hotline at 1-888-535-6136.
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Small Businesses

What the Extended “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order Means for Businesses, Workers
Today, Governor Whitmer announced the state is extending the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through April 30 via Executive Order 2020-42. Employers who have closed and/or laid off or placed workers on leave are required to announce these actions in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. State and local resources for workers who have been laid off or placed on temporary leave from employment due to COVID-19 are also available below.

Read WARN Act Instructions for Employers
Find State, Local Resources for Employees

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program Opens for Independent Contractors, Self-Employed Workers Friday, April 10th
Beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 10, independent contractors and sole proprietors can apply for $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The application period for small businesses already opened on April 3 to help them keep their workers on the payroll. The program is awarding loans on a first come, first serve basis with funding caps in place. Michigan businesses are encouraged to apply early and to visit for updates on the application process.

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Virtual Matchmaking Platform Expands to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program has expanded its free, online procurement platform to now include donations from suppliers capable of filling health and human service needs across a broad range of product and service categories.

The platform is also offering a place for companies with manufacturing capabilities for personal protection equipment to indicate which items (i.e. masks, gowns, ventilators) they are able to produce, along with quantity and timing detail.

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Company Spotlight: National Filters
This month, the Michigan Strategic Fund supported National Filters, a cartridge manufacturer in Harbor Beach, by helping it purchase equipment necessary to increase surgical mask production from 250 per day to 7,200 masks per hour through collateral support from the MEDC’s Capital Access program. The company will be able to begin producing 2,000 N95 respirators per hour in addition to rehiring 16 employees that were previously laid off due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Additional Resources Available

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Visit to find valuable resources for employers, workers, residents and communities and stay informed on Michigan’s latest efforts to mitigate the impact of the virus on our state’s residents and economy.

The MEDC partnered with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to host a webinar on best practices for proactively managing your business during COVID-19. Watch a video of the webinar here.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and


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County Press Releases

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2020-03-16 Tuscola County BOC Press Release.pdf

Courts Press Releases

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2020-04-10 Courts Covid Closure.pdf
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