The governor says MIOSHA will require companies to offer more work-at-home options

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The inclination of working from home is here to stay! Now more and more companies and organizations in different countries are letting their employees work from home. Keeping the current situation in mind, Recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says no employee should work in person if their job can be done remotely.

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According to the press conference, the government announced that next week the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) will issue an order forcing companies to create remote work plans. Dr. Johnny Khaldoun, chief medical officer for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, says hospitalizations have nearly quadrupled since August. There are 590 outbreaks of COVID-19 across the state, the largest number since the state began tracking the outbreak. The trend is worrisome.

In response to the demand he said that “We have models that emerge if we don’t do anything else and if we don’t change our behavior, we could see up to 100 deaths a day by the end of December,” Khaldoun said. “Michigan should not have to worry about contracting this virus at work,” said the Governor of Whitmer.

While, the governor says MIOSHA will tell companies across Michigan that if employees can do their jobs remotely, they must or the company could face fines.  “Employers should put in place a policy prohibiting personal work for employees to the extent that their work activities can be completed remotely.

Furthermore, to make it easier for the employees, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says this letter to the state legislature – calling on it to pass a law echoing the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services mandate. She says it’s important to send the message – wearing a mask is no longer a political issue.

While, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirky spokesman Amber McCann responded, “DHHS orders do indeed require masks and limit the size of congregations. The majority leader has repeatedly expressed a desire to help educate, inform, and inspire the public about the need to wear masks, hand washing, and social distancing.”  Now it will better if we do the necessary things to stay safe during the second wave of coronavirus! Let us know your thoughts on it! Comment below!

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