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BFAAM Resumes Normal Office Hours

BFAAM is pleased to report that the BFAAM headquarters will resume normal office hours effective June 15, 2020. BFAAM has returned to normal hours of operation from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. While the hours are returning to normal, the BFAAM staff will stagger days in the office in an effort to adequately allow space between staff while they are in the office. The best way to reach staff remains through emails. However, as always, BFAAM remains committed to returning all phone calls by the end of the next business day.

 

Non-Essential Michigan Workers Ordered to Stay at Home

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has just issued an order that all non-essential Michigan workers should remain in their homes beginning tomorrow, March 24th, through April 13th. To review the Michigan Stay at Home Order, please click here. Please note the closure of schools has been extended to April 13th as well.

Within the Executive Order (E.O.), the Governor referenced a list of critical infrastructure employees described by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) which can be viewed here.

BFAAM continues to recommend that ALL members take the precautions to maintain social distancing, practicing the highest standards of hygiene, and frequently wash hands and surfaces at your workplaces. BFAAM also recommends members make adjustments to limit contact with your customers during service calls and at your retail operations. BFAAM recommends any members with showrooms discontinue those operations. BFAAM recommends members utilize drop box payments and credit card payments to limit customer interaction. BFAAM also encourages all members to encourage your employees that are sick, to remain at home. Above all, be smart with how you conduct yourselves, your employees and your operations during this crisis.

We will continue to post updates and resources here on this page, check back for the most recent COVID-19 news effecting the Michigan alarm industry.

 

Construction Clarification

The following is the information that the Bureau of Construction Codes has been provided from the Governor's Office regarding construction.

Q: Is construction allowed under the executive order?

A: Some limited forms of construction are permissible, including construction to maintain and improve essential public works like roads, bridges, the telecommunications infrastructure, and public health infrastructure. Construction workers may also undertake such projects as necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences. In addition, businesses may designate construction firms to provide necessary support to the work of the businesses' critical infrastructure workers. All construction work that is carried out while the order is in effect must be done in accordance with the mitigation measures required under section 5(c) of the order.

Please review Executive Order 2020-21 for further information.