World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Wayne County Health Department
Department of Public Health: 734-727-7101 or COVID-19 Hotline: 734-287-7870
City of Detroit
Detroit Health Department: 313-876-4000
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:
Changes to Eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Starting Monday, April 5, Michigan residents ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive a vaccine.
Local Vaccination Sites within Michigan Senate District 1:
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Ford Field in Detroit
The clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., seven days a week. It will operate for eight weeks, and it is set to open on Wednesday, March 24.
The vaccine at this clinic is offered at no cost, and insurance will not be requested at the site.
Appointments must be made in advance. Sign-up is available through these three options:
Online at meijer.com/register/CL2021
Text EndCOVID to 75049
Call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1)
For residents who don’t have internet access or need assistance with navigating the registration process, please use the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline to register. It is available from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is expected that the call center will have long wait times, so calling is recommended only if you cannot register online or by text.
Free parking will be available at the vaccination site. For those who indicate, during the registration process, they need assistance obtaining transportation to and from the vaccination site, the state is working to provide free of charge ride-share options.
Per Monday March 29 according to Mayor Duggan:
Detroit residents 16 or older or people who work somewhere in Detroit are eligible to receive vaccines at TCF Center.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling (313) 230-0505.
The City of Detroit can give people a ride to your appointment at the TCF Center for $2. To get a ride, mention it when you call to schedule your appointment.
Detroit Medical Center:
COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 50 years of age and older, healthcare workers, front-line essential workers in critical infrastructure, residents 50 years of age and older with health risks, pre-existing conditions or disabilities, caregiver family members age 16 and older and guardians who care for children with special health care needs.
Other Vaccination Sites within Michigan Senate District 1:
Pharmacies, specifically Meijer, Rite Aid, and Kroger offer appointments.
Registration links are:
Wayne County Public Health will organize community-based vaccination events as they are able, contingent upon vaccine supply. For more information about how community-based vaccination events are organized, check with the Wayne County Health Department. Mobile vaccine units have already begun being deployed at select locations in the county.
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
Great Start Detroit/Wayne County
Comprehensive list of Detroit and Wayne County resources during coronavirus
Wayne Metro Cares
The Cares program provides assistance with food, income support, water and energy assistance, property tax assistance, mortgage assistance or funeral services
To apply, call 313-388-9799 or apply at waynemetro.org/cares
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. For more information please visit https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
United Way of Southeast Michigan/Emergency Response Fund
Call 2-1-1 or www.unitedwaysem.org/2-1-1 or unitedwaysem.org/covid
Legal support, utility resources, child resources, small business resources, emergency funding, and more
U.S Department of Labor Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and Paid Child Care Leave
Unemployment Insurance Agency – Filing Unemployment Claims
1-866-500-0017 (due to high call volumes, claimants are suggested to file online)
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
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
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:
Great Start Detroit/Wayne County
Wayne County School Food Programs:
Feeding America Foodbanks:
local food banks by zip code
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 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
Gleaner’s Community Food Bank – My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery
Contact: Julie Ptasznik at email@example.com or 1-866-453-2637 ext. 245
MEBCA’s Meal Delivery Program, request a delivery, meal or friendly reassurance.
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.
During the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, 390 communications companies have adopted the Keep American Connected Pledge, which states:
Contact your local service provider to see if you’re eligible.
For a list of companieswww.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected#pledges
The establishment of disaster relief child care centers will continue through 11:59 p.m. April 15.
Senior Alliance (for western Wayne County)
For senior services, information and resources
Detroit Area Agency on Aging (for eastern Wayne County)
For senior services, information and resources
Contact your local pharmacy do ask about delivery options
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
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
To report discrimination call 1-800-482-3604, or email MDCR-INFO@michigan.gov
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
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
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.
Michigan Economic Development Corp resources for small business owners, including relief fund ($10M in grants, $10M in loans)
TechTown resources for Detroit small business owners and new stabilization fund (up to $5K)
Michigan Small Business Development resources:
HOUSING & MORTGAGE RELIEF
Contact your mortgage provider to see if they’re offering payment relief options
COVID Emergency Rental Assistance
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has released federal funds available to help tenants facing pandemic-related hardships avoid eviction through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program. To learn more about the program and apply please visit https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-5555_101119—,00.html.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has temporarily suspended evictions in Michigan until April 17th
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
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.
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
Michigan Legal Help Website – Answers to Common Questions
RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES
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