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Business groups push for April office re-opening


A coalition of business groups is calling on the governor and the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration to allow more people to return to offices to do their jobs.

The MIOSHA rule expires April 14th, but it can be renewed for six months. It says people can’t go to the office if they can work from home.

   Veronica Horn with the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce.

“Zoom is nice, but it simply doesn’t replace the need for in-person work in complex situations. I think we’ve all learned it’s hard to innovate and collaborate from our kitchen tables.”

   Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week a task force will come up with plans to let offices re-open, but did not set a timeline.