COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

When can I get my staff vaccinated?

If you are interested in hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for your workplace, please contact Milea Burgstahler at or 517-541-2644.

Questions for BEDHD regarding the vaccine can be emailed to

Provide your After-Hours Contact Info

It's important that the health department can reach someone urgently about any potential COVID-19 exposures at your worksite. We often learn about new cases later in the day or on the weekends. Please click here to provide us with the best After-Hours contact information for your business or organization.

Stay Up-to-Date on COVID-19 Locally

Sign up here for Situational Update E-mails on COVID-19 in Barry and Eaton counties, usually about 1 email per month.

Worksite Response Plans for COVID-19

For the newest requirements and recommendations for a variety of workplaces, please visit the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's page here.

Contact Tracing Overview

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Your Local Contact

Jodi Pessell, REHS, is now our Business Liaison for COVID-19. She is available to assist businesses with preparedness, workplace controls, COVID-19 response, questions, and concerns. The health department's goal is to improve the health and safety of employees, advise on isolation and quarantine practices, return-to work decisions, and sanitation consultation. Please be aware that the health department cannot provide legal advice, nor consult on hiring, firing, unemployment, or other human resource matters.

Jodi can be reached at or 517-541-2617 or 269-798-4149

CDC Guidance

CDC maintains and updates the current guidance for businesses and healthcare settings to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in these workplaces. Up-to-date guidance can be found here:

Business Settings

Healthcare Settings (including dentistry, dialysis, long-term care facilities, and more)

State and Federal Resources

PPE Resources

Restaurants and Food Establishments

Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility/Nursing Home Resources