Local COVID-19 Info & Resources (Ann Arbor)
Alert: STAY AT HOME order in effect for deadly virus
People are to stay at home except to sustain or protect life until April 14th to avoid a deadly virus, COVID-19, in a Michigan emergency order. 1 in 25 haven’t survived it in the state and the US.
Signs of the virus are a cough, fever, difficulty breathing and may be with loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion, or rash. If you have any, seek care, testing, and self-quarantine for 14 days.
What’s different about COVID-19?
There’s no vaccine, no cure to stop deaths. Some infected spread it with few or no signs of being sick. Several thousand are sick in Michigan, and over a half a million worldwide, leading to shortages in medical resources to fight the virus. The Detroit area is one of the hardest hit.
Who can go out under this order? Where can I go?
People may leave to get food, exercise, health care, or family care. If you must go out stay 6 feet away from others. A nose and mouth covering like a cloth mask is now advised, but they do NOT replace social distancing – please stay 6 feet apart. (Sneeze zone is 24 feet.) Please reserve medical masks for healthcare providers due to shortages.
Please bear with us as we continue to make updates
While people of all ages (0-99+) can get severely ill, all over 30 are at higher risk from the virus, with deaths highest over 60. All over 60 or ANY AGE with health issues are advised to stay isolated, like those with lung disease or damage (asthma, COPD, emphysemaand diabetes.
Free Screenings for Signs of COVID-19
What To Do If You Get Sick
Please follow this link for information resources on screening, self-quarantine, and more
Government COVID-19 sites
- City of Ann Arbor COVID-19 page
- Washtenaw County COVID-19 Info
- State of Michigan
- US National Health site: Center for Disease Control
Ann Arbor Public School District Closure
Public schools have closed for the rest year. Free meals for kids, see below. A list of learning resources from the district has been released. If your student doesn’t have internet, tablet, or laptop, or their needs change please complete the tech survey. Watch for COVID-19 school updates
Take Out ONLY for Restaurants, All Public Places Closed
All public places are closed by order of the governor. 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 and must stay 6 feet apart. Grocery stores remain open, but please stay 6 or more feet apart (social distancing.)
Free Meals for Children
Free multi-day TOGO meals are being given to ALL kids under 18 and kids with special needs under 26 at 11:00am – 12:30pm on 3/21, 3/24, 3/27, 3/31, and 4/2 at several spots including Green Baxter and Arrowwood Community Centers. Kids or parents can pick up. If you can’t get there, or for dietary needs, call 994-2265. Free meals for other school districts.
Free and $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. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Food and Essentials
Groceries and Essentials:
- CVS and Walgreens delivers prescriptions for free.
- Meijer, Plum Market are delivering groceries, Busch’s and Kroger’s take online orders for pick up. Target, Walmart have store pickup or delivery.
- Costco now has local delivery of groceries and essentials. Sam’s Club ships, but has reduced hours
- Harvest Kitchen sells prepared meals and essentials and has reduced delivery fees.
- Bread can be ordered at Zingerman’s Bakehouse 761-2095.
- Argus Farm Stop is selling local farm produce and will deliver.
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. https://soscs.org/food-pantry/
- Focus Hope – free food boxes for low income seniors and their households https://www.focushope.edu/food-for-seniors/
- 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.
Hand Sanitizer: Ann Arbor Distilling Company: free hand sanitizer on 3/17 while supplies last. 120 bottles now and they are making more. 220 Felch Street
- 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 Clinics. If you have signs, please do their free online screening before going to an Urgent Care clinic.
Sliding Scale or Free Health Care Clinics
- IHA: Free COVID-19 screening
- Packard Family Health Clinic provides free and sliding scale health services East Clinic: 734-926-1073 West: 734-926-4900 Ypsi: 734-985-7200
- University Health Services: https://uhs.umich.edu/ provides free and reduced cost health care to the U of M community 734-764-8320 24 hour Nurse Line and scheduling
- State COVID-19 hotline for public health questions: 1-888-535-6136. 8am-5pm daily
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.
- U of M Virtual Care E-Visits
- Status of Michigan Medicine Clinics
- Michigan Medicine Patient Portal
- Michigan Medicine Visitor Restrictions
- By provider referral only – Curbside COVID-19 testing at West Ann Arbor Health Clinic. You must contact your U of M health care provider first
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. Most health improvement workshops/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.
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
- All places of work are ordered by the state to have their employees work from home for business 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
- U of M: U of M: All students should go to their permanent homes immediately. All classes and exams will be held remotely. May commencement is cancelled. If you need help or financial support to go home, contact the Dean of Students Office, (734) 764-7420. Dining services are suspended. For those who must stay in the dorms, take out meals are being distributed at specific hours. Contact Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Washtenaw Community College: Campus operations have closed until at least April 15th. All classes will be held remotely.