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
Please bear with us as we continue to make updates.
Paid Leave and Unemployment Information (Federal, State, U of M)
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 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
Groceries and Essentials: Many stores have started offering special hours for customers at high risk of severe disease with COVID-19
- 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.
- 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.
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
- 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
- Relocated Michigan Medicine Clinics
- 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. 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.
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 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
- 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 email@example.com
- Washtenaw Community College: Campus operations have closed until at least April 15th. All classes will be held remotely.