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Local COVID-19 Info & Resources (Ann Arbor)

Alert: COVID-19 STAY AT HOME Order extended

The emergency order to stay at home is extended to May 28th for an infectious deadly virus, COVID-19. It can spread in all stages of infection, even with no signs. Of the over 50,000 infected in Michigan, 1 in 10 have died. Stay home except for food, health care, exercise, to care for another, or essential worker or aid exceptions. You MUST wear a mask if you go out, and MUST keep at least 6 feet apart.

Signs of the virus are a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, high fever, congestion, or rash. It’s unknown why it varies so much. No signs or a lingering cold can quickly change to unexpected deaths in healthy people. New data shows children can get a serious inflammatory illness. The Detroit area is one of the most infected.

Free Screenings for Signs of COVID-19

Free screenings for signs of COVID-19 online with eCare call backs. Follow up at Fever and Respiratory Clinics

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-19 sites

Ann Arbor Public Schools Closed

AAPS COVID-19 school updates. School sites are closed. Free meals for all kids, see below. All students should be connected to teachers online for the rest of the school year. 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. AAPS registration for summer programs.

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 cTuesdays 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 were sent $193.80 per K-12 student for March/April, and $182.40 for May/June on Bridge EBT cards (grocery cash card.) Apply here for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

All Public Places Closed, Take Out or Delivery ONLY for Restaurants

All public places are still closed by order of the governor. Grocery and essential stores remain open, but stores have a customer limit based on size and everyone must be at least 6 feet apart and wear a mask. All restaurants, bars, and places serving food or drink to the public are closed for dining. Food may be taken out for pick up, delivery, or drive up. Only 5 customers may be inside a restaurant or bar.

Free and $10 Comcast internet for Low Income customers

All comcast xfinitywifi wireless internet hotspots are free. New low income customers can get free internet for 2 months. Current low income customers can get internet for $10 a month.  https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Food and Essentials

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

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: 

Hand Sanitizer

Utilities:

  • 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

Fever and Respiratory Clinics To Treat Signs of COVID-19 

IHA has repurposed some urgent care clinics to treat patients with signs of COVID-19 at separate Fever and Respiratory ClinicsIf 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 should their health care providers to be connected with the Michigan Medicine Patient COVID line.

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 are allowing one visitor, no non-patient children. Check the Michigan Medicine link to see if your clinic has video or online care, curbside testing, or is rescheduling. Only one needed driver, caregiver, or parent of a child under 18, can come long 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 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. Some primary care and urgent care locations have 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

  • All businesses are to have their employees work from home except if it’s needed to sustain or protect life. Exceptions are for health care, vital public services, groceries, pharmacies, to produce food, relief aid, and payroll.
  • U of M: Any sick employee should self-quarantine and seek care. A one time bank of 80 hours of paid time off per employee is being granted for illness, self-quarantine, isolation, child care, or similar purposes. It is also for those employees who have been sent home but can not work from home. 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: U of M: All courses are online, students should go to their permanent homes. May commencement is cancelled. If you need help or financial support, contact the Dean of Students Office, (734) 764-7420. For those who had to remain in the dorms, take out dorm meals are being distributed. Contact Housing at housing@umich.edu
  • Washtenaw Community College: Campus operations have closed until at least April 15th. All classes will be held remotely.