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Visit the City of Novi COVID-19 Page

Stay up to date by following credible, official sources like theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),World Health Organization (WHO) State of Michigan, and theOakland County Health Divisionso you can respond quickly to changes that could affect you or your customers.

March 30 - A message from Consumers Energy

To All Economic Development Partners:
Consumers Energy is here to help share information with your businesses and clients during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   We want to provide meaningful and timely support with utility bills and other challenges created by the pandemic.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on how we can help and additional resources that may be available at the state and federal levels. One resource you’ll find is the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.  Don’t hesitate to contact me personally with questions or requests for support. Your business success is a top priority for us.
Lauren Royston
Community Affairs Manager
Oakland County
4600 Coolidge Highway
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Office: 248.433.5805
Cell: 248.308.8753

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*NOTE: There is a listed deadline to apply for this program of Tuesday, March 31, however there is NOT a deadline for Oakland County at this time.

Healthcare Donations:

Ascension Providence (Loading Docks):
Email Christa Williams

Southfield: 16001 W Nine Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48075

Novi: 47601 Grand River Ave. Novi, MI 48374

OSSBC Coronavirus Resources

Here you can find information on:

  1. SBA Disaster Assistance Relief
  2. Guidance to Employers Contemplating Potential Layoffs
  3. Virtual Procurement Assistance
  4. Claiming Unemployment
  5. Loan Programs
  6. Quick Tips to Keep Your Small Business Going
Click here for OSSBC Coronavirus Resources

Additional Resources

Business Leaders for Michigan - Covid-19 Business Response Center
MEDC -Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Click here for Gov. Whitmer's COVID-19 Executive Order
45175 Ten Mile Road
Department Phone: 248-735-5628
Fax: 248-735-5684

Pete Auger
Pete Auger
City Manager

Wenona GrahamWenona Graham
Economic Dev Coord/Retail Spec

Health Division Extends Orders To Protect Essential Employees And Businesses

The Oakland County Health Division today issued an emergency order requiring essential businesses to screen all employees for illness, exposure to COVID-19 and establish a social distancing protocol for customers and employees to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus.

The order, which takes effect Wednesday (March 25th) at noon requires, businesses to develop and implement a daily screening program for all staff which includes questions about possible symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. It also asks whether the employee has traveled domestically or internationally in the past 14 days. The employee could be required to stay home for three to 14 days, depending on the answer.

Businesses must also develop and implement a plan to manage and control social/physical distancing (at least six foot spacing) for employees working alongside one another and customers waiting in lines within or outside the business using visual markings, limit building capacity and post the new protocol at the business entrance.

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COVID-19 Business ToolkitOakland County Michigan Health Division

Dear Oakland County Business Partners,

Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is working closely with healthcare providers, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor and prepare for the presence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. OCHD is providing a Preventing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Toolkit for Businesses to share information with you and your employees about how to stay healthy and prevent illness.

This toolkit is available at:
You will find a link to CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as prevention materials about:

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know
  • Stopping the spread of germs
  • Hand washing instructions
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Social media posts for your organization

This is an evolving situation and information is updated on our website as it becomes available.Our Nurse on Call is also available at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm or

Apply for a free temporary sign at your businessApply for a Free Temporary Sign

We are in unprecedented times and know our business community is feeling the weight of the impact from this COVID-19 outbreak. As a small gesture to help during this time, the City of Novi is offering ALL businesses the opportunity to place additional signage outside their business for free until June 1, 2020. The City is not providing signage for you.

Simply fill out the Temporary Promotional Sign Permit Registration 
and email it or mail it to:
Ordinance Division
Community Development
45175 Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375

Note: One sign per business is authorized. The sign must be a ground pole or portable sign. The sign shall not exceed 20 square feet (e.g., 48” X 60”) in area and shall not be in excess of six (6) feet in height. The sign shall not be placed on public property or in the public road right-of-way or any roadway easement

If you have any questions, feel free to call Community Development at 248.735.5628. For updates on Novi's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit

All Novi Chamber events are canceled through April 13, 2020.

All Novi Public Library events are canceled through April 13, 2020.

As the City of Novi, along with our our partners, continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments to events/date, we will make every effort to update the website accordingly and in a timely manner. As we navigate this unprecedented situation together, our goal is to keep you informed. It is vitally important to prioritize resources in an effort to maintain the well being of our business community.

City of Novi Job Fair - April 22, 2020 - POSTPONED

The City of Novi is your home whether you are looking to live, work or play. Just ask our 60,000 residents and more than 3,000 businesses why they chose Novi to call home. Whether you are an existing local business or one looking to invest in our community, give our Economic Development Team a call to assist you in your decision.

Upcoming Events

WalkIn StartUp flyer

WalkIn StartUp - Small Business Counseling starting in New Novi Location

CANCELED - April 2

Need help launching a business? Come visit us. Whether you opened a business or you're thinking about it, the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center has resources to help you.

Visit us the First Thursday of the Month at the Community Development Center Room in Novi City Hall, 45175 Ten Mile Road.

Questions? Contact Wenona Graham

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Useful Links

Business Grants for Women

How to Use Instagram to Generate Leads

SBDC's End-of-Year Checklist of Small Business

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

How to Boost Your Small Business Through Sponsorship

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Important Updates

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2020 SBDC Training Schedule

Business Avenue Videos

Business Avenue videos feature local Novi businesses. We explore how they started, why they chose Novi, and provides an intimate behind the scenes look at what makes them unique.

Business Avenue can be seen in Novi on:

Spectrum Cable Channel 212
AT&T Uverse Channel 99
Our Facebook Page
And our YouTube channel

Mayor Gatt State of Emergency Declaration

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