COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
In response to the state's recommendations to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and out of concern for the health of our community members, visitors, commissioners, and staff, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has implemented the following:
Closure of Tri-County's office and suspension of all nonessential (not legally required) face-to-face meetings hosted at the Tri-County office, effective March 16th through July 31st. Exceptions may be made for limited appointments. Any required meetings or appointments will be set up allowing for social distancing. Public meeting cancellations, rescheduling, or teleconference options will be decided on a case-by-case basis and updated accordingly on our website at mitcrpc.org/meetings.
Suspension of all nonessential, work-related travel of staff.
Telework and working from home options for all staff, particularly for individuals at risk of severe illness and the medically vulnerable. Individuals are advised to use email as the primary contact method for staff and are recommended to confirm the status of meetings prior to traveling to the Tri-County office.
Staff exhibiting any reported symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) are expected to stay home or will be sent home.
Increased sanitation efforts, including required masks while indoors, availability of additional hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes throughout the office, and extra care taken in disinfecting doorknobs and push bars, light switches, phone receivers, and other surfaces.
Questions regarding day-to-day activities, program operations, or meeting statuses may be referred to the appropriate staff contact via email, found at mitcrpc.org/staff.
As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as necessary. For information regarding COVID-19 and additional prevention measures, please review the following resources:
Updated on April 9, 2020: In compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21, we have extended our office closure through May 1, 2020 and updated our announcement accordingly. The office was originally closed through April 10, 2020.
Updated on May 4, 2020: To ensure the continued health and safety of our members, visitors, commissioners, and staff, we have extended our office closure through the month of May and updated our announcement accordingly.
Updated on May 29, 2020: In compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-100, and to ensure the continued health and safety of our members, visitors, commissioners, and staff, we have extended our office closure through July 2nd and updated our announcement accordingly.
Updated on June 26, 2020: In compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-129 (previously Executive Order No. 2020-75, Executive Order No. 2020-48, and originally Executive Order No. 2020-15 issued on March 19, 2020), notices of any public meetings that will be held electronically by phone or video conferencing will continue to be available on our website and will contain necessary information for the public to fully participate. We will continue to postpone meetings where possible when nonessential business can be conducted at a later date. Meeting agendas and information can be viewed at mitcrpc.org/meetingmaterials and notices will continue to comply with the Open Meetings Act.
Updated on July 6, 2020: To ensure the continued health and safety of our members, visitors, commissioners, and staff, we have extended our physical office closure through July 31st in accordance with the phased requirements of the MI Safe Start plan and have updated our announcement accordingly. The office was previously closed through July 2, 2020.