Coronavirus General Information and Resources
Centers for Disease Control
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Statewide hotline open 8am – 5pm
For information on confirmed cases, symptoms, older adult care, travel, business, and more please visit: Michigan.gov/coronavirus
This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the expansion of testing criteria for COVID-19 to include individuals with mild symptoms. They have also published a test site finder to help Michiganders locate a testing site near them. Anyone with symptoms should self isolate and talk to a healthcare professional first.
Click HERE to locate a testing site near you.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched Robin, a new automated online assistant that can help Michiganders easily access the latest and most trusted information about the COVID-19 pandemic. You will see Robin pop up on your screen when you visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus. Robin searches for the information it needs to respond to questions based on the rich database it is built upon. It can also help identify gaps in service and information to more efficiently address needed resources.
Developed through a collaboration between MDHHS, the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, and the University of Michigan, the MI Start Map is a new online dashboard that visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and trends in Michigan to provide residents with important information about the pandemic status where they live and work.
The Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) have collaborated with the University of Michigan School of Public Health and College of Engineering to create the MI Symptoms Web Application. Designed primarily for employers and employees, the online tool is also available to all Michigan residents. Users 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. Local and state public health will also use the collective data to help identify the potential for new outbreaks of the disease.
On May 7, Governor Whitmer introduced MI SAFE START as a plan to re-engage Michigan’s economy. It outlines how we will begin to re-engage while continuing to keep our communities safe.
Oakland County Health Department
Oakland County has developed coronavirus informational toolkits for different sectors of the community, including faith-based organizations, businesses, food-service workers, senior centers, first responders, school/childcare, and the general public.
For more information please visit: Oakland County Health Department COVID-19
If you do not have a health provider and would like to talk to a nurse, please call Oakland County’s Nurse -On-Call at 1-800-848-5533
Help Hotline: Residents with non-health calls should call 248-858-1000. The Help Hotline assists residents in finding community resources, food and housing assistance.
Wayne County Public Health Division
Wayne County has developed resources and guides for residents to protect against COVID-19. For more information, please visit their website: Wayne County Public Health Division
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a nationwide emergency, increasing federal support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its role as the lead federal agency for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response. Under this declaration, FEMA, in coordination with HHS, will assist state, local, tribal, territorial governments and other eligible entities with the health and safety actions they take on behalf of the American public. Please visit their website to learn more: https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus
Beaumont Health launched a coronavirus hotline and implemented hospital visitor restrictions Thursday. This is so health care providers can lessen the chances of other people being exposed.
The line is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you need medical attention when the line is not available, contact the doctor or emergency room before going there.
Patients who have coronavirus symptoms, including cough, fever and difficulty breathing, are asked to call the hotline at 800-592-4784 before they visit a doctor.
VA Hospitals Accepting Any COVID-19 Patients
The Ann Arbor and John Dingell VA Hospitals are now accepting non-veteran patients to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Workplace Safety and Health
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) issued workplace guidelines for employers and employees and created a new hotline, 855-SAFEC19 (855-723-3219), to answer guideline questions and further protect Michigan’s workforce from the spread of COVID-19.
Additionally, MIOSHA provides further clarification the construction and manufacturing sectors must take to protect workers that have returned to work. The State of Michigan’s Workplace Safety Guidelines can be found on LEO’s homepage at Michigan.gov/LEO.
To report health and safety concerns in the workplace, go to www.michigan.gov/MIOSHAcomplaint