Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.
To clarify how the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” affects Cloverland Electric Cooperative, we are expected to maintain “basic minimal operations” while adopting safety protocols from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. As an electric utility, Cloverland is considered critical infrastructure, so our work is essential to our members. For this reason, we have been preparing for the severity of this pandemic. As of today, we activated our plans for even more protective measures for all employees, effective today. We moved more of our staff to work remotely from home and continue social distancing protocol for employees reporting to our office locations and the hydroelectric plant.
These are uncertain times and these precautions are in place to safeguard all of us. Rest assured, Cloverland Electric is committed to providing safe and reliable service to its members. Stay home, stay healthy, and stay safe.