Coronavirus Updates from Forward Corp.
Stay up-to-date on Forward Corp. actions and policies regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic.
MDHHS Announces New Restrictions
Forward Corp President Abby Moniz provides an update on how new restrictions from the MDHHS will impact Forward, its operations, and its employees.
Statewide mask mandate goes into effect Monday
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that a state-wide mask mandate will go into effect Monday, July 13. All customers will now be required to wear masks when entering Forward properties.
More Subways, LumberJack, hotel open as most Forward units now back online
Forward Corp President Abby Moniz announced the re-opening of additional Subways, the LumberJack Restaurant, and the Super 8 in West Branch meaning most Forward units are now back online.
Forward Announces Location Openings Following Lifting of Executive Order
The LumberJack Restaurant in West Branch will open June 10, while five more Subways now have scheduled open dates.
Update on Appreciation Pay, COVID Symptom Checker; Super 8 Houghton Lake Opens
The Super 8 Houghton Lake opened last Friday and Forward Corp President Abby Moniz provides updates on appreciation pay and the COVID symptom checker in her latest update.
Super 8 Houghton Lake to open next week; Dine-in open at some Subways
The Super 8 in Houghton Lake will open next Wednesday, Forward President Abby Moniz announced today. In addition, Subway locations in Gaylord, Grayling, and Roscommon will be open for dine-in service beginning today thanks to the lifting of restrictions by the Governor in those areas of the state.
Appreciation Pay Extended to June 2; Additional Subways to Re-Open Next Week
Forward President Abby Moniz announced today that appreciation pay for frontline employees has been extended to June 2 and that three additional Subways will re-open next week
T.R. McTaggart, Quality Inn, three more Subways to re-open
With manufacturing re-opening and travel picking up, Forward Corp President Abby Moniz announced Friday that T.R. McTaggart will open Monday, May 11 and that the Quality Inn and three previously-closed Subways would open Wednesday, May 13.
Reminder of recommended CDC practices during pandemic
Reminders on best CDC-recommended practices, including proper hand washing, social distancing; plus information about testing locations
Dine-in at restaurants to remain prohibited until May 28; COVID-19 symptom checks mandatory
The LumberJack restaurant will remain closed and dine-in at Subways will remain prohibited as the governor extended an executive order yesterday that keeps places of public accommodation closed through May 28. In addition, Forward employees will be required to take COVID-19 symptom assessments and continue to wear masks.
Stay Home order extended to May 15; mandates C-Store and Subway employees wear masks
Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order has been extended to May 15 and now mandates that C-Store and Subway employees wear masks. Today’s update also includes information about insurance and appreciation pay as well as the status of closed locations.
A ‘Thank You’ from Forward Corp President Abby Moniz
Forward Corp President Abby Moniz offers her thanks for all the efforts employees have been putting in
Executive order extends through April 30; updates on occupancy limit and masks
President Abby Moniz addresses the extension of Michigan’s executive order and provides updates on occupancy limits by location as well as masks
Masks to be provided to frontline employees
Forward will be providing masks to frontline convenience store and Subway employees to align with a new CDC recommendation. Wearing the masks is not required and they should be available this week.
Updates on safety procedures, unemployment benefits, the stimulus package and appreciation pay
Forward announces new safety measures, provides updates on unemployment benefits and the federal stimulus, and adds temporary pay increases for front line C-Store and Subway associates
Travel letters, additional Subway closures and C-Store hours updates
An additional 10 Subways closed today, while C-Stores will likely see reduced hours in the coming days. In addition, travel letters are now available for employees who need verification of why they are traveling during the executive order.
Moniz addresses recent layoffs as a result of pandemic
Forward Corp President Abby Moniz addresses the recent layoffs as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic in today’s update.
Forward announces changes as a result of “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order
In response to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe”order, Forward announced a number of updates to its business operations.
Governor issues “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order effective for Midnight tonight
Forward announced this morning that it is examining the governor’s executive order and will communicate with employees this afternoon on its impact to the business.
Additional layoffs for Subways and hotels, unemployment benefit FAQs, Federal stimulus package
Additional layoffs took place over the last 48 hours and unemployment benefit FAQs going out are two of the topics discussed in today’s communication update.
Coronavirus questions regarding employee absences
HR Director Tina Hutchinson sent a message to all employees today addressing a number of common questions employees may have regarding COVID-19 and employee absences.
Action plans if employees test positive and a bit of good news
Today’s update touches on how the Forward leadership team is finalizing action plans for what to do should an employee test positive and long-term financial security. There is also a bit of good news regarding C-Store sales.
Updates on Subway, T.R. McTaggart, and unemployment filing assistance
A number of T.R. McTaggart employees have been laid off and H.R. is providing assistance on how to file for unemployment for all Forward employees who are impacted.
Most Subway locations move to 10-7 daily
Forward announces that most of its 56 Subway locations will move hours to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily as a result of Coronavirus pandemic.
Update from Forward Energy
Forward Energy is taking additional precautions to keep its employees and customers safe.
Subways to remain open for take-out, LumberJack closes
Forward’s Subway locations will remain open and serve customers via take-out and delivery, while the LumberJack restaurant will close through Monday, March 30.