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Michigan Extends Workplace Virus Rules, Office Restrictions


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has extended workplace coronavirus restrictions for an additional six months.


That includes a requirement that Michigan employers prohibit office work to the extent that employees’ jobs can feasibly be done remotely.


The emergency rules could be modified or withdrawn before they expire in mid-October.


An advisory group assessing a phased return to offices may make recommendations to the governor as soon as next week.


Sean Egan, the state’s director of COVID-19 workplace safety, said yesterday that “some tweaks” possibly could have been made to the regulations by now if not for Michigan’s spike in infections. 

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