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Local COVID Info & Resources (Ann Arbor)

Any age 5+ can be vaccinated. Children 12+ are eligible for boosters

Signs of the virus are a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion, rash, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. It can spread, even without signs, can quickly get severe, and can linger as an inflammatory illness, especially in kids.

If you get sick or travel, please get tested

Free Screenings for Signs of COVID-19

Free screenings for signs of COVID-19 online with eCare call backs. The County Health department is also providing testing.

COVID-19 Testing Sites nearby or search test sites across the state.

Please bear with us as we continue to make updates.

What To Do If You Get Sick

Paid Leave and Unemployment Information (Federal, State, U of M)

Government COVID sites

Absent Voter Ballot Application

Free Meals for ALL Children

Free multi-day TOGO meals are given out for ALL kids under 18 and kids with special needs under 26 at 11:00am – 12:30pm on the Tuesdays and Fridays at spots in the City like the Green Baxter and Arrowwood Community Centers. Kids or family can pick up. If you can’t get there, or for dietary needs, call 994-2265. Meals for other school districts.

Families in the reduced or free school program are being sent funds on Bridge EBT cards (grocery cash card.) Benefits Apply here for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Food and Essentials

If you can’t find help, call the United Way. Dial 211 or 734-971-8200 Email:

Groceries and Essentials: Many stores have started offering special hours for customers at high risk of severe disease with COVID-19

Free meals, Food banks: 

  • School lunches – see above. 
  • Food Gatherers has a list of groups providing free food and meals and a food map showing when and where it’s distributed. If you have food donations this is a good place to drop it off.
  • SOS Community Services – offers free food and baby care items. Drop in on Tuesdays 1-6:30pm, Wednesdays 9am-1pm, or schedule an appointment.
  • Focus Hopefree food boxes for low income seniors and their households
  • Meals on Wheels – continues to deliver free meals to those homebound by their health.
  • Hope Clinic – emergency groceries, hot evening meals to go on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. 
  • YMCA Food Distribution – free food boxes of fresh produce
  • Fed Up Ministries – delivers meals to people in crisis


  • Water: The City has restored water to prior shutoffs and will maintain service.
  • Electricity & Gas: Contact DTE to stop shutoffs for non-payment 1-800-477-4747
  • SOS Community Services can connect you with utilities assistance
  • City of Ann Arbor tax payments are deferred for low income households and businesses. Contact the City Assessors Office for more info.

$10 Comcast internet for Low Income customers

New low income customers can get free internet for 2 months. Current low income customers can get internet for $10 a month.

Comcast xfinitywifi wireless internet hotspots are still free to its internet customers, although it has ended free access to the public.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

AAPS COVID school updates.

Free meals for all kids, see below.Ann Arbor public school campuses are closed to the public except for designated pick up times. All instruction is currently online in three formats. For any tech issues, contact the AAPS ITD HelpDesk (for parents) at 734-997-1222 If your student needs internet, a tablet, or laptop, please complete the tech survey. Free or low cost internet for AAPS families

Fever and Respiratory Clinics To Treat Signs of COVID-19 

IHA provides separate hours. If you have signs, please do their free online screening before going to an Urgent Care clinic. People who have seen Michigan Medicine (U of M) doctors within the past 24 months can call their health care providers to be connected with the Michigan Medicine Patient COVID line. St. Joes is offering drive through testing.

Suspected illnesses at IHA pediatric clinics are being split by time of day.

Sliding Scale or Free Health Care Clinics

Hospitals and Urgent Care

U of M: The U of M and Mott’s Children Emergency Departments are open. Hospitals may allow one needed driver, caregiver, or parent of a child under 18, to accompany a patient. Masks and temperature checks are required on entry.

Check the Michigan Medicine link to see if your clinic has online, video, or phone care. Only one needed driver, caregiver, or parent of a child under 18, may come in with a patient. E-visits, the online portal, and call-ins are encouraged. 

St Joe’s: Emergency Room is open. Only one hospital visitor for special circumstances. No sick or at risk non-patient visitors or children visitors under 14. Public programs have been cancelled.

IHA: All urgent care patients undergo free screening for signs of COVID-19. Those with signs are referred to separate Fever and Respiratory Clinics. Pediatric patients with signs are treated later in the day. Some primary care and urgent care locations are still closed. 

Mental Health

Those with immediate mental health emergencies should call 911.

If you or someone you know is having difficulty coping with COVID-19 related stress, anxiety, sadness, or depression, call:

  • National Disaster Distress Hotline:  1-800-985-5990, TTY 1-800-846-8517, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Teens and young adults can call Ozone House: (734) 662-2222 any time
  • County Crisis Services: 734-544-3050, mental health crisis alternative to the ER 
  • Washtenaw Community College students can call: 866-227-3834
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools – contact your school principal for school counselors and peer counseling

Workplace Information

  • Federal COVID paid leave, COVID FMLA, UM COVID time, rules are still available through December 31.
  • U of M: Many U of M locations have transitioned yo having their employees work from home, or split their time at the office and home.
    Any sick employee should still self-quarantine and seek care. PTO/sick time, and short term sick leave, FMLA and long term disability is available depending on your appointment and time employed. Contact Benefits. More info
  • Michigan Medicine: Employees are expected to follow procedures for protective precautions. More info on the internal web site.
  • The U of M Emergency Call Center is open for non-medical COVID-19 questions related to the U-M. Weekdays 8am – 5pm at (877) 763-3040

College Students

  • U of M: Athletics. Students should quarantine for 2 weeks before returning to campus. All students MUST be tested for COVID before their arrival. Students who test positive will be housed separately until they are cleared. More info: U of M COVID Blueprint for Housing