State of Michigan

COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-535-6136, 7 days a week, 8am-5pm *MDHHS Updates, all Executive Orders, and factsheets available here

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

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.

TCF Center:

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:


Rite Aid



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.


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

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

City of Detroit
List of coronavirus resources for residents of Detroit
Community Alert System: then click on Community Messaging System

United Way of Southeast Michigan/Emergency Response Fund
Call 2-1-1 or or
Legal support, utility resources, child resources, small business resources, emergency funding, and more

Covid-19 District Resources


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: 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:
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


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
For more information contact the Michigan Department of Education at 517-241-5374 or

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.

Gleaners Community Food Bank Emergency Assistance Map of free food distribution locations.

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

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:

Grocery Deliveries for Seniors and Vulnerable residents
Unity in the Community Time Bank
Call 313-451-0135

Gleaner’s Community Food Bank – My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery
Contact: Julie Ptasznik at or 1-866-453-2637 ext. 245

MEBCA’s Meal Delivery Program, request a delivery, meal or friendly reassurance.

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,4641,7-141-5555_101119—,00.html.

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, and more.

Fannie Mae
Homeowners who are adversely impacted by this national emergency may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer. Homeowners impacted by this national emergency are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months.


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.

Contact your local service provider to see if you’re eligible.
For a list of


Senior Alliance (for western Wayne County)
For senior services, information and resources
Call 800-815-1112

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

Contact your local pharmacy do ask about delivery options

Call 1-800-748-3243



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


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

To obtain information or report hate crimes: 313-456-0200


To report discrimination call 1-800-482-3604, or email



Internal Revenue Service
The federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15th
For more info visit:

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

Please visit the Wayne County Treasurer website to seek assistance.

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:


Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application:

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:


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,5885,7-339-71550_2941_4868—,00.html


Michigan Legal Help Website – Answers to Common Questions



Michigan State Senate District 1
Lansing Office: 517-373-7346
District Office: 313-922-6949

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