COVID-19 & the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity’s Symptoms Web Application

By June 2, 2020COVID-19

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity’s Symptoms Web Application helps employers comply with Executive Order 2020-97 and implement a COVID-19 symptoms screening questionnaire for associates. Users should enter information daily to help identify symptoms that might be caused by the virus and to make decisions about when to seek appropriate medical care. Some employers may ask or require associates to use this tool to identify potential cases of COVID-19 before it can spread through the workplace. Employees will have an objective tool to inform their employer that they should not be coming to work without having to share symptom-specific information. If employers choose to participate, employers can create a profile and start to implement at their company. Once an employer creates a profile, a code will be generated that can be shared with associates to use on their profiles.

Local and state public health will also use the collective data to help identify the potential for new outbreaks of the disease. Additional benefits of MI Symptoms include:

  • Promotes individual health and safety by identifying potential symptoms of the virus and linking symptomatic individuals with resources for further action.
  • Helps residents return to work safely.


Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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