To Our Members and Business Partners:

As always, MMRMA remains committed to serving our members. Our team continues to monitor news and information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to assess and implement internal guidelines to ensure business continuity in this evolving situation. We will continue to provide updates on how the MMRMA team is addressing COVID-19 and business continuity in these dynamic and unpredictable times.

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, MMRMA employees are working remotely. Management and staff are coordinating temporary arrangements to ensure the continuation of member services and work functions in a timely, accurate, and professional manner. 

  • Members and business partners may find it easier to communicate with our staff via email. If you do not have a contact email address, please email communications@mmrma.org.
  • Our office line is 734-513-0300. It will be actively monitored during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm).
  • To reach us after hours in case of emergency, please call the business line and follow the prompts: press 1, then press 9 to leave a message and your phone number. A team member will call you back as soon as possible.
  • MMRMA has canceled or postponed several upcoming meetings and trainings scheduled in the coming weeks. We will continue to notify affected parties about potential future adjustments to our scheduled events and activities.
  • We will continue to update the COVID-19 related content and links provided below as we become aware of additional information that could benefit our members, their employees, and the citizens of Michigan. 

Please bookmark this page for easy access and contact us if you have questions or need assistance. Wishing you good health, now and always.

MMRMA Resources:

In order to facilitate social distancing practices in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state is now under a "Stay Home, Stay Safe order through at least April 13, 2020. Meanwhile, many public entities and businesses across the state had already begun to close their doors to the public or shut down entirely. 

MMRMA prepared a document with guidelines for members on managing remote work teams and practices. Please access here: 

With these rapidly changing conditions, it is more important than ever to consider potential negative impact to your properties. MMRMA prepared these bulletins with the assistance of Traveler's Insurance to help members manage closed properties during these unprecedented times. Access the bulletins here:

Please contact MMRMA’s Membership Services Department or your Risk Control Consultant if you have specific questions or need further assistance.

Law Enforcement and Corrections:

The Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute (LLRMI) has shared several coronavirus/COVID-19 related resources with MMRMA for dissemination to member law enforcement and corrections personnel. Please go here to access documents and videos that can benefit MMRMA members in managing law enforcement and corrections in the current landscape: 

LLRMI Coronavirus Documents
LLRMI Coronavirus Videos

MMRMA's April 2020 Risk Journal  has an article on how the pandemic is affecting jail operations. The CDC also created this page on CDC Guidance for Law Enforcement.

COVID-19 Related Cyber Risks:

Cyber criminals are capitalizing on the fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, using coronavirus-related headlines and verbiage to conduct e-mail phishing scams and other illegal activities. Please remain vigilant when reading e-mail and avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unsolicited emails or other unfamiliar sources.

For additional information, see MMRMA's April 2020 Risk Journal. You could also check this page from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), particularly the COVID-19 Cyber Alert section. You may also find this World Health Organization (WHO) link useful.

State Resources and Recent Updates:

Michigan Coronavirus Site
Michigan DHHS Frequently Asked Questions
Michigan Guidance for Businesses: Who Can Leave Home For Work?

Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. Effective at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and for at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store. Read the complete order and this summary for more information.

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Governor Whitmer temporarily suspended rules and procedures relating to physical presence at meetings and hearings of public bodies and other governmental entities in Michigan. Read more details. The governor also temporarily expanded unemployment benefits for Michigan workers. Read more here.

Partner Resources:

Plante & Moran has coronavirus-related resources and information on their website:

Plante & Moran COVID-19 Resource Center

Employer Information:

As employers, members may also want to review these links from the CDC and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

CDC Interim Guidelines for Businesses and Employers
EEOC Guidelines

General Guidelines:

  1. Wash hands with soap frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces often.
  3. Use hand sanitizer when necessary and when hand washing is not possible.
  4. Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, mouth, and nose.

Consult with your health care provider or local health department for additional guidance. 

Other Valuable Links and Information:

CDC has created a "What's New" page with its latest resources and developments. It also published information about water transmission and COVID-19.

CDC Coronavirus Site
CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet
CDC Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs
CDC Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs (Spanish)
Michigan DHSS Handwashing Poster

 

 

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