COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our lives as our state, nation, and world all face an unprecedented public health and economic crisis. We know this has been a trying time for everyone. We’ve compiled a thorough list of links, information, and resources for you as you navigate this time.
If you do not find the information you’re looking for, or need assistance, please contact our office at SenMMcMorrow@senate.michigan.gov or 517-373-2523
For the most updated information regarding COVID-19 in Michigan, including a tool to find a testing site near you, Michigan’s Safe Start Reopening Plan, FAQs and more, please visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.
For workplace safety guidance, including preparedness response plans, reopening checklists, resources for employers and employees, free printable informational posters and more, visit:
To review the MI Safe Schools Reopening Roadmap, download the report here:
Since March, Michiganders have done incredible work to stay home, limit their trips and movements, and, as a result, have led the nation in “flattening the curve” to slow the spread of COVID-19, give our healthcare system time to respond, and give us all the tools we need to more safely get back to our lives, loved ones, businesses, and public places while controlling the spread.
We know this has been hard, but your actions during this unprecedented crisis have no doubt saved thousands of lives. That’s something we can all be proud of.
Regions 6 and 8 (Northern Michigan) are currently in PHASE 5 of the MI Safe Start Reopening plan, while all other regions, including our district and all of Metro Detroit, are in PHASE 4. See below for additional details on the MI Safe Start Reopening Plan:
1) UNCONTROLLED GROWTH: The increasing number of new cases every day, overwhelming our health systems.
2) PERSISTENT SPREAD: We continue to see high case levels with concern about health system capacity.
3) FLATTENING: The epidemic is no longer increasing and the health system’s capacity is sufficient for current needs.
4) IMPROVING: Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are clearly declining.
5) CONTAINING: Continued case and death rate improvements, with outbreaks quickly contained.
6) POST-PANDEMIC: Community spread not expected to return.
While we are able to finally enjoy many of the activities that have been limited over the past few months, it is essential that we continue to do our part to keep this virus under control:
COVID-19 is still out there. Michigan is still in a good place compared to some other states who are seeing devastating spikes in cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities. Following these CDC best practices will help ensure we keep the virus at bay so that we can continue to safely reopen.
MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT AGENCY: HOW MY OFFICE CAN HELP
If you or someone you know is experiencing issues with your unemployment account, our office can help by sending in a contact form to the Unemployment Insurance Agency as a way of advocating for someone from their department to reach out to you.
When contacting our office, please include the following information:
You can send us an email at SenMMcMorrow@senate.michigan.gov or give us a call at (517) 373-2523
*Please do not send us sensitive information like your SSN. This information is not needed.*
It is important that you answer our call. We will be calling from a 248 or 517 number. We have tried to follow-up on numerous cases and are unable to leave a message due to full mailboxes or mailboxes that are not set up. Additionally, if you are waiting on a call from the Unemployment Insurance Agency, please answer your phone. They will likely be calling from a 517 or 866 We have received a lot of follow-up from the UIA from cases that we have sent in where individuals are not answering their phones. With the large influx of cases the UIA has received, we want to make sure you are able to get the help you need.
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 / HEALTH CARE QUESTIONS
If you are feeling symptoms that match COVID-19 and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, please do the following:
Beaumont Health Coronavirus Portal has the latest information, hospital hotline, needed supply donation list, online risk assessment tool, and more, and is frequently updated.
FOR BUSINESSES/BUSINESS OWNERS
FOR LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES
If you are an employee concerned about compliance with Stay Home orders by your employer, please call the Oakland County Sheriff at (248) 858-4911 or Oakland County’s hotline (248) 858-1000, where they can provide information to the Sheriff.
FOR EDUCATORS/SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
Oakland County COVID-19 Portal offers comprehensive toolkits for various constituencies (health care workers, faith-based communities, general public, school and childcare, and more), along with the latest local information, FAQs, and best practices.
Thank you for all of your hard work and sacrifice. It hasn’t been easy. We know this is a trying time, but together, we’ll get through this.
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