Sarah Allis works at Leland Mercantile in Leland. Essential businesses like grocery stores are now required to screen their employees for symptoms of COVID-19 and take proper social distancing measures.
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County health departments are asking businesses that remain open to step up their efforts to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
These local orders mainly involve screening employees and practicing social distancing in workplaces.
IPR reporter Taylor Wizner talks with Dan Wanschura about northern Michigan counties issuing screening directives for essential businesses and their employees.
Add Elk Rapids to the list of northern Michigan communities worried about the influx of travelers coming north amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Village President Jim Janisse wrote a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer this week, asking her to give people a “one-time choice” between staying at their first and second homes and banning future travel between the two. Janisse says there are currently some people coming to the area just for the weekends.
Elk Rapids Village President Jim Janisse talks to IPR's Dan Wanschura about the letter he wrote to Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week.