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Governor Whitmer Issues Shelter-In-Place Order For State of Michigan

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March 23, 2020
Attention: Business Owners
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a Shelter-in-Place order for the State of Michigan. All Michiganders are required to stay home, with the exception of essential service workers.
If you are either an essential services employer or critical lifeline company, you are exempt from the shelter-in-place protocol.
Please review both of the federal websites linked above to see if your company/workforce function meets the designation. If you are exempt from the shelter-in-place order, you are encouraged by Homeland Security to continue to operate to maintain our country’s critical infrastructure. 
If you meet the definition of essential services employer or critical lifeline company, you should document that designation with an official letter on your company’s letterhead. We encourage you to give this letter to your employees. In addition, if you procure products or have customers in a shelter-in-place state, this documentation may be required.
We encourage you to visit these links to understand federal designations:
Essential Services Employer 
Critical Lifeline Company
If you have additional questions, you can contact Cathy Tilley, Cornerstone Alliance,
Additional information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how Cornerstone Alliance can assist your business can be found on the COVID-19 Relief page on our web site.
About Cornerstone Alliance
Cornerstone Alliance is a non-profit, investor-governed economic development organization primarily focused on increasing employment opportunities, private sector capital investments and the local tax base in Michigan's Great Southwest; with specialized business services offered in economically distressed areas.