State to send “ambassadors” to help businesses comply with COVID rules

State officials want to send workers into high-risk workplaces to help them adhere to the state's COVID-19 regulations.

The state of Michigan will soon begin sending employees into high-risk businesses to see if they are following the governor’s rules for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

But they won’t be issuing fines or citations. Instead, they’ll offer advice and recommendations.

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The Ambassador Program will be run by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

According to MLive, the number of workplace safety complaints has skyrocketed since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. MIOSHA has responded by fining workplaces that violate safety measures.

High-risk business that ambassadors could visit include places like bars and restaurants, gas stations, and gyms. Governor Gretchen Whitmer just allowed gyms to reopen beginning this week.

You can read more at MLive.

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