There are two big items that came down on March 18 in response to the COVID 19 situation. The first was guidance from the State of Michigan on how to furlough employees. To furlough means to put someone on temporary leave. You can read all about it here: email from State. Governor Whitmer just passed an executive order stating that employees who go on temporary leave are still eligible for unemployment and the groups won't have to pay an increase in unemployment charges.