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A task force consisting of prominent and trusted leaders from multiple industry sectors in Greater Lansing has developed a comprehensive resource guide that will serve as a blueprint for employers as they restart their businesses in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force created the resource guide to assist organizations as they reopen, while ensuring safety for employees and customers.

“There has been an overwhelming amount of information during COVID-19 that seems to change daily, sometimes even hourly,” said Tim Daman, president and CEO, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. “This resource guide was developed under the guidance of healthcare professionals, and contains the latest information and best practices so employers can have confidence the proper health protocols are in place to allow for a safe and successful restart of operations and to build economic resiliency.”

“Our goal was to closely align relaunch efforts in the region with the guidelines established by public health officials in the state of Michigan and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Matt Resch, Owner, Resch Strategies. “We have relied heavily on the guidance of healthcare professionals to determine the most effective path forward and return of a robust, thriving regional economy.”

The resource guide contains relevant information on best practices workplaces should follow, with different levels of importance depending on the industry. It also addresses essential workplace COVID-19 procedures.

“The proper implementation of these best practices will mitigate risk in the workplace and allow for a safe and sustained return to work,” said Mike Zamiara, President, Niowave. “If workplaces follow established guidelines, we are confident they will quickly build confidence and trust with employees, customers and the community as they reopen their business and our regional economy.

Organizations can view the resource guide on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce website:

Members of the RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force include:
Terrance Augustine, Eaton County Board of Commissioners
Farhan Bhatti, M.D., Care Free Medical
Bryan Crenshaw, Ingham County Board of Commissioners
Tim Daman, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Deason, Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce
Tico Duckett, Duckett Brothers Distributing
Brent Forsberg, T.A. Forsberg
Peter Graham, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Physicians Health Plan
Kevin Irwin, TechSmith
Janet Lillie, Michigan State University
Jason Mellema, Ingham Intermediate School District
Bob Mooney, Meijer
Julie Pingston, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
Matt Resch, Resch Strategies
Carrie Rosingana, Capital Area Michigan Works!
Andy Schor, Mayor, City of Lansing
Patricia Scott, Foster Swift
Bob Trezise, Lansing Economic Area Partnership
Linda Vail, Ingham County Health Department
Kam Washburn, Clinton County Board of Commissioners
Mike Zamiara, Niowave