Updates from Feb. 17 Newsletter

State Issues Updated Mask Guidance

Yesterday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated their masking guidance to align better with the current state of COVID-19. The state of Michigan now enters what is being phrased a “post-surge recovery phase.” Going forward, the state will divide their responses by three key descriptions:













It is still recommended that individuals still mask up in high-risk, congregate living settings, and while they are isolated or quarantined.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is also considering altering guidelines, in response to falling case rates across the nation.

MBA’s Legislative Priorities Get a Refresh

At their February 14th meeting, the MBA Board of Directors approved updates to our Legislative Priorities document. You can view the updated document here.

Our advocacy efforts are guided by input from the members of our Business Advocacy Council, our long-standing Legislative Policies document (includes broad language supporting business-friendly public policy in areas like labor, taxes, education, and more), and our Legislative Priorities document. The latter is updated on a yearly basis to keep it fresh and responsive to current conditions. We formally present the document to our elected officials on an annual basis.

“Our Legislative Priorities document provides a clear roadmap of what public policy areas are currently most important to our business community. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we continue to focus on the devastating effects of COVID-19, dam failure flooding in our community, enhanced infrastructure, and sound governmental practices,” said Tony Stamas, President & CEO for the MBA.

You may contact Diane Middleton, Vice President of Advocacy, at dmiddleton@mbami.org, with concerns that could help to inform our work in the public policy space.

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