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The health and safety of our community is a priority for the Empire Chamber of Commerce. As our country works to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding the impacts on us all.

On May 7, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued a Safe-Start plan to re-engage Michigan’s economy. You can view the full plan here. On July 10, 2020, an Executive Order was signed requiring that individuals wear face coverings when indoor in public spaces. Visit for the latest information on Michigan’s plan to combat the spread of COVID-19.

We are committed to sharing resources that will help keep your family safe when you work and play in the Empire area. Whether you live in our community or are planning to safely vacation here this summer, we all need to work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The following is an update from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with resource links and information.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Update

Resources & Guidelines for Business

The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to ensure we are all adequately prepared to protect Americans at home and abroad.

All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from the Coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Download these guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees

Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus

Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist

Resources from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

What You Should Know, Situation Updates

Travel Health Notices

Guidance for Businesses

For additional information and resources, visit

Additional Resources:

Traveling to Empire during COVID-19

You can read more about the measures Empire area businesses have put in place to ensure the safety of our community here. If you plan to travel to Empire during this time, please take precautions to help us all stay safe. Read about the policies set in place by the State of Michigan, bring a mask, and plan activities that allow for necessary social distancing.