COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) RESOURCES – SENATE DISTRICT 1

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

State of Michigan

COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-535-6136, 7 days a week, 8am-5pm
www.Michigan.gov/coronavirus *MDHHS Updates, all Executive Orders, and factsheets available here
COVID19@michigan.gov

World Health Organization
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-232-4636
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

Wayne County Health Department
Department of Public Health: ‎734-727-7101 or COVID-19 Hotline: 734-287-7870
www.waynecounty.com/departments/hhvs/wellness/novel-coronavirus-information.aspx

City of Detroit
Detroit Health Department: 313-876-4000
www.detroitmi.gov/coronavirus


TESTING & TREATMENT

To be tested for COVID-19, patients must exhibit symptoms which include: fever, coughing and shortness of breath. If you suspect symptoms, DO NOT VISIT THE EMERGENCY ROOM or HOSPITAL unless absolutely necessary, but instead contact your health care provider immediately. If you don’t have a health care provider, contact:


Drive-Thru Testing

Coronavirus Community Care Network (CCCN)

Joe Dumars Fieldhouse (Woodward Avenue and E. State Fair Avenue in the City of Detroit)

7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday; Open from March 27 – May 8

Drive-thru eligibility includes individuals who have received a testing order from their doctor and have a scheduled appointment with the CCCN Call Center can get tested.

COVID-19 testing will be available to any resident of the tri-county region (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County).

For Appointments: Call CCCN at 313-230-0505, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Sunday; Bring with you a valid ID and any written testing order or prescription from your doctor

KEY RESOURCES

Great Start Detroit/Wayne County
www.greatstartwayne.org/findhelp
Comprehensive list of Detroit and Wayne County resources during coronavirus

City of Detroit
www.Covid313.org
List of coronavirus resources for residents of Detroit
Community Alert System: detroitmi.gov/dhsem then click on Community Messaging System

United Way of Southeast Michigan/Emergency Response Fund
Call 2-1-1 or www.unitedwaysem.org/2-1-1 or unitedwaysem.org/covid
emailcovidfund@unitedwaysem.org
Legal support, utility resources, child resources, small business resources, emergency funding, and more

Covid-19 District Resources


FINANCIAL RESOURCES

U.S Department of Labor Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and Paid Child Care Leave
https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20200320

Unemployment Insurance Agency – Filing Unemployment Claims
1-866-500-0017 (due to high call volumes, claimants are suggested to file online)
www.michigan.gov/uia

Under Governor Whitmer’s order, unemployment benefits will be extended to:

Medical, Food & Temporary Cash Assistance Benefits
For application, eligibility and information visit:
www.michigan.gov/mibridges or by contacting a consumer service representative toll-free at 888-678-8914.

IRS information on the federal stimulus or the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Federal Stimulus Calculator by the Washington Post or Google search: “Washington Post Federal Stimulus Calculator”

FAQS on COVID-19 Federal Stimulus & Unemployment – New York Times
www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html

Michigan Treasury Collections Service Center
Assistance may be available for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19 regarding past due state taxes or other state debts call 517-636-5265 or visit www.michigan.gov/taxes


FOOD RESOURCES

All public school districts in Senate District 1 except Grosse Ile are providing breakfast and lunches for pick up to students while all schools are closed. Contact your school district for pick up times.
Please see below for a list of emergency food services in your area:

Michigan Department of Education Food Map
ww.michigan.gov/meetupeatup
For more information contact the Michigan Department of Education at 517-241-5374 or mde-sfsp@michigan.gov.

Great Start Detroit/Wayne County
www.greatstartwayne.org/findhelp

Wayne County School Food Programs:
www.resa.net/community/feeding

Feeding America Foodbanks:
local food banks by zip code
www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

Water Distribution We the People of Detroit
Call water hotline at 1-844-42WATER (429-2837)

The City of Detroit is working with Gleaner’s and Forgotten Harvest to provide meals at  the Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Dr, Detroit, every other Saturday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Focus: HOPE, food distribution centers are offering pre-packaged food boxes via drive-up distribution for seniors 60 and older who meet income requirements and live in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb or Washtenaw counties from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday.
Call 313-494-4442; Delivery to seniors will continue.
Westside Food Center: 1300 Oakman Blvd., Detroit
Eastside Food Center: 9151 Chalmers, Detroit

ACCESS – Free GRAB n GO packaged dinners for children 18 years and under
Pickup available Monday through Friday 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Call 313-203-3406
Dearborn: 2651 Saulino Ct. or 13624 Michigan Ave
Detroit: 16427 W. Warren

Ford Resource and Engagement Center southwest, (2826 Bagley, Detroit)
will have drive-thru distributions at the 20th Street & Bagley food hub entrance.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays; 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Call 313-962-4888 to determine eligibility

Ford Resource and Engagement Center eastside,
Call313-733-1240 for eligibility and scheduling
15491 Maddelein St, Detroit, MI 48205

Brightmoor Connection Food Pantry
16621 Lahser Rd., Detroit, MI 48219
Call 313-740-7688

GROCERY DELIVERIES
Call your local grocer and ask about special senior service hours

Community grocery deliveries
Free grocery delivery through Michigan Muslims for high-risk individuals
Call 734-274-9207 or fill out online form at: bit.ly/micovideliveryorder

Grocery Deliveries for Seniors and Vulnerable residents
Unity in the Community Time Bank
Call 313-451-0135
UOC.timebank@gmail.com
www.southwestdetroittimebank.org

Gleaner’s Community Food Bank – My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery
Contact: Julie Ptasznik at jptasznik@gcfb.org or 1-866-453-2637 ext. 245
https://www.gcfb.org/give-time/volunteer-opportunities/adult-opportunities/my-neighborhood-mobile-grocery/


UTILITIES RESOURCES

Contact your local utility provider companies to confirm if they’re offering support services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 Water Restart Plan
For Detroit residents who recently experienced a water shutoff or received a shutoff notice, call
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency to get your service restored: 313-386-9727.
Restoration is a $25 fee and then $25 per month during time of Coronavirus emergency.
https://detroitmi.gov/departments/customer-care/water-and-sewerage-department/coronavirus-covid-19-water-restart-plan

DTE Energy has suspended all shutoffs and extended the senior winter protection until April 5.
To reach DTE, call 1-800-477-4747.

Comcast
Comcast is offering limited support services for those affected by COVID-19
https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

AT&T
AT&T is offering limited support services for those affected by COVID-19
https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
call 855-220-5211

During the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, 390 communications companies have adopted the Keep American Connected Pledge, which states:

  1. No termination of service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
  2. The waiving of any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
  3. Opening their Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

Contact your local service provider to see if you’re eligible.
For a list of companieswww.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected#pledges

CHILDCARE RESOURCES

Childcare resources have been expanded for essential workers:
www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essentialworker and www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential

The establishment of disaster relief child care centers will continue through 11:59 p.m. April 15.

SENIOR RESOURCES

Senior Alliance (for western Wayne County)
For senior services, information and resources
Call 800-815-1112
https://www.thesenioralliance.org/

Detroit Area Agency on Aging (for eastern Wayne County)
For senior services, information and resources
Call 313-446-4444
www.detroitseniorsolution.org

PHARMACEUTICAL DELIVERY
Contact your local pharmacy do ask about delivery options

Rite-Aid
www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services
Call 1-800-748-3243

CVS
www.cvs.com/content/coronavirus
www.cvs.com/content/delivery

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS/CHILDREN

How to talk to kids about Coronavirus, via Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television Education Resources for In-Home Learning – updated daily with lessons and videos for K-12 learning

DPSCD Activity Packs – at-home learning for K-8 students

DPSCD Homework Hotline – for help with homework and lessons


ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

PRICE GOUGING HOTLINE
To report price gouging during the pandemic: 877-765-8388

HATE CRIME HOTLINE
To obtain information or report hate crimes: 313-456-0180

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS

DISCRIMINATION HOTLINE
To report discrimination call 1-800-482-3604, or email MDCR-INFO@michigan.gov


SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE


TAX INFORMATION

Internal Revenue Service
The federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15th
For more info visit: www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Michigan Treasury Collections Service Center
Assistance may be available for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19 regarding past due state taxes or other state debts call 517-636-5265
www.michigan.gov/taxes

Wayne County Treasurer
Has halted all home property tax foreclosures for the year of 2020 (homeowners are still expected to make tax payments). For more info visit: www.waynecounty.com/elected/treasurer/

FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF
All borrowers with federally-held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% and payments suspended until September 30 under the CARES Act signed into law on March 27.

For more information visit: www.studentaid.gov/coronavirus

TRANSPORTATION

SMART Transit
Due to COVID-19, SMART is instituting a service reduction plan beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. Learn more at www.smartbus.org/about/news/effective-monday-323.
For more information visit:www.smartbus.org/About/News/covid-19-updates

Detroit Department of Transportation
The Detroit Department of Transportation is offering free bus services through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information visit call DDOT customer service at 313-933-1300 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the DDOT website.


SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application:
disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
sbdcmichigan.org/disaster-loan-help/

Michigan Economic Development Corp resources for small business owners, including relief fund ($10M in grants, $10M in loans)
michiganbusiness.org/covid19/

TechTown resources for Detroit small business owners and new stabilization fund (up to $5K)
techtowndet.org/resourceC19

Michigan Small Business Development resources:
sbdcmichigan.org/small-business-covid19/


HOUSING & MORTGAGE RELIEF
Contact your mortgage provider to see if they’re offering payment relief options

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has temporarily suspended evictions in Michigan until April 17th

Freddie Mac
Offering mortgage relief options for those who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to a decline in income, including forbearance for up to 12 months, waiving penalties and fees, halting foreclosure sales/evictions of borrowers in Freddie Mac-owned homes until May 17, and more. myhome.freddiemac.com/own/getting-help-disaster.html

Fannie Mae
Homeowners who are adversely impacted by this national emergency may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer. Foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers are suspended for 60 days. Homeowners impacted by this national emergency are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months.
https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2020/covid-homeowner-assistance-options-7000.html


MENTAL HEALTH

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
tips for protecting your mental health in crisis

CDC Mental Health
coping with stress and anxiety related to COVID-19

National Alliance on Mental Illness
mental health FAQ for COVID-19

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
online support groups

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you’re feeling alone and struggling, you can also reach out to
The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2941_4868—,00.html


LEGAL QUESTIONS

Michigan Legal Help Website – Answers to Common Questions
https://michiganlegalhelp.org/coronavirus

RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES


CONTACT US

Michigan State Senate District 1
Senschang@senate.michigan.gov
Lansing Office: 517-373-7346
District Office: 313-922-6949
www.senatorstephaniechang.com

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