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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Detroiters

During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many families are facing challenges with work, childcare, access to food, and more. The resources listed below can help you address these needs.

 

COVID-19 Essential Information

What are the main symptoms of COVID-19? 

Mild Symptoms: Cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Emergency Symptoms: Trouble breathing, chest pain that won’t go away, sudden confusion, and loss of color in lips. If you are having any emergency symptoms, seek medical care.

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you think you have COVID-19, stay home and separate yourself from other people in your home. Call your doctor’s office or local health department before going in person to get checked. A doctor can tell you what your next steps should be.

Understand the Basics: Find information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including fact sheetshow to prevent the spread of the virus, and guidance for faith-based institutions, and more from www.coronavirus.gov.

Respond to Myths: Refer to these CDC guides in English and Spanish to learn more about who can get COVID-19 and how to prevent it – and guard against stigma that being Asian, or from certain ethnicities or communities will increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Read the Latest Presidential Update: start here to find out recent guidance for all residents of the United States as states begin to re-open.

Read the Lasted Update from Governor Whitmer: find the official guide to reopening Michigan’s economy and find out exactly what that means for Detroiters here.

Discuss COVID-19 with CHWs and Experts: Use this Facebook link to share lessons learned, ask questions and access resources

 

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

There is much we do not know about how COVID-19 may impact pregnancy and infants. The most updated information about COVID-19 and Pregnancy is available here on our guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LeN1QdXZuomZix7JWLOMPAWceFdki0X5/view?usp=sharing

March of Dimes: What you need to know about COVID-19 and pregnancy

March of Dimes: Make a COVID-19 Birth Plan

ExpectingHealth has free online educational activities for pregnant women to learn more about pregnancy, birth, and more. Sign up free: https://expectinghealth.myabsorb.com/#/signup-form

 

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

You can likely get COVID-19 testing at your local hospital or healthcare provider. Additional community testing sites include:

Coronavirus Community Care Network Drive-Thru Testing in Detroit:

Drive-Thru testing available at the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse at the State Fairgrounds site. The entrance to the testing site is at East State Fair across from Bauman Avenue. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020, testing hours for the drive-thru will be Monday- Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who can go to the CCCN drive thru testing site?

  • Individuals who have received a testing order from their doctor and have a scheduled appointment with the CCCN Call Center can get tested.
  • COVID-19 testing will be available to any resident of the tri-county region (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County)

Steps to Get Tested

  • Contact your doctor if you believe you have COVID-19, are showing symptoms or have come in contact with an infected person
  • Your doctor will schedule an appointment for you and call in a prescription for a test if they believe you have COVID-19
    OR
    Your doctor will give you a written prescription to receive a test and instruct you to make an appointment through the CCCN Call Center

How to make an appointment

  • Call the CCCN at 313-230-0505, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Sunday
  • Bring with you a valid ID and any written testing order or prescription from your doctor.

Resources

Join the Metro Detroit Detroit Parent and Student COVID-19 Resource Sharing Facebook Group

 

Hotlines for Questions about COVID-19

Henry Ford Health System COVID-19 Hotline: (313) 874-1055

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-2pm
  • For Henry Ford patients to receive up to date information and to ask questions

State of Michigan COVID-19 Hotline:  1-888-535-6136.

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

State of Michigan COVID-19 Email: COVID19@Michigan.Gov

  • Answers questions every day, 8am-5pm

City of Detroit COVID-19 Hotline: (313) 876-4000

  • 24 hours per day
  • For individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 or healthcare providers with a COVID-19 positive patient

 

Detroit/Wayne County Community Resources

Detroit/Wayne County COVID-19 Resources: https://www.greatstartwayne.org/findhelp (734) 225-6616

Institute for Population Health: 9053 Woodard Ave. Detroit, 48202 (313) 309-9350

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: (517)-241-3740 or Michigan.gov/mdhhs

Michigan Rehabilitative Services (MRS): (313) 554-2800

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): CDC.gov/Coronavirus/ or 1-800-232-4636

United Way of Southeastern Michigan: Dial 211

American Red Cross/Detroit: (313) 833-4440

SURGE Center Navigators: Virgil Taylor @ (313) 806-2329 or Dedra Naylor @ (313) 402-9028

State Emergency Relief Program (SER)/ EBT/ WIC/Medicaid Supports: Call DHHS Staffer-Cheryl Livingston @ (313) 510-5688

Henry Ford Health System Virtual Doctor’s Appointments: https://www.henryford.com/services/virtual-care/video-visits-on-demand

Wayne Metro Connect (Find Resources in Detroit): Monday – Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. You can reach us at (313) 388-9799.

 

Unemployment Resources

State of Michigan: Expanded benefits during COVID-19 https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-521770–,00.html

 

Transportation Resources

Currently all DDOT buses are FREE: Boarding and exiting will occur at back of the bus to protect drivers. https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-department-transportation

 

Food Resources

Great Start Food Pantries: Website or Phone: (734) 225-6616

Pantry Network: http://www.pantrynet.org/

Forgotten Harvest: 21800 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park 28237 https://www.forgottenharvest.org/ (248) 267-1500

God’s Helping Hands: https://www.ghhmichigan.org/ (248) 852-7400

All Saints Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry: 7824 W. Fort St. Detroit 48209 https://ccsem.org/allsaints/ (855) 882-2736 ext. 1

Gleaners Community Foodbank: 2131 Beaufait St. Detroit 48207 https://www.gcfb.org/ Phone: (866) 453-2637

Food Gatherers:  https://www.foodgatherers.org (734) 761-2796

Inner City Youth Group: 1-855-543-4294 Ex. 1 or (313) 924-5090

DPSCD Grab & Go Meal Locations: https://www.detroitk12.org/covid19?fbclid=IwAR1PVbpk-FCoJjq2Jm3sotXxHphjclb9SRcQf4K3QEu176SXXGXz9VzOlGQ#Grab-n-Go%20Breakfast%20&%20Lunch 

YMCA Free Grab & Go Meal Locations: https://ymcadetroit.org/ymca-providing-free-grab-and-go-meals-for-children-and-youth-18-years-and-younger/?fbclid=IwAR2xH32zQKl-yWAmi3jsFXD7xcr7idnvKQT8Qb86FZSTEhb6Gayi1OHhsA8

Uber Eats: Offering free delivery from local restaraunts

 

Urban Farms

D-Town Farms Urban Garden: 11000 West McNichols Rd. Detroit 48221 https://www.d-townfarm.com/ (313) 345-3663

Oakland Ave. Urban Farm: 9227 Goodwin St. Detroit 48211 http://www.oaklandurbanfarm.org/ (313) 649-7756

Earthworks Urban Farm: 1264 Meldrum St. Detroit 48207 https://www.cskdetroit.org/earthworks (313) 579-2100 Ext. 2204

 

Kids Resources

Detroit Public Schools Community District: Detroit Public Schools has a wealth of supports and information for students on their website: https://www.detroitk12.org/covid19 (it is noted that DPS is providing free bag meals ‘pick-up only’ and a host of on-line educational options for students that are free of charge).

KAHN Academy: free educational supports for K-12 students: https://khanacademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040167432-How-can-Khan-Academy-be-used-for-remote-learning-during-school-closures-

Newsela: News and events articles at a range of reading levels for students: https://newsela.com/

Detroit Public Television Education Resources for Kids: https://www.dptv.org/about/media/detroit-public-tv-to-provide-essential-educational-resources-to-caregivers-during-coronavirus-crisis/

Resources for Teaching and Learning Math: https://www.weareteachers.com/best-math-websites/?fbclid=IwAR05uNyjcVpgd3zmG_8jExC80Q4ZtMwzM9Knt9dIaRQL3WmM4j7UiQTwixA

Gifted and Talented Students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UbaobL2ymO4_MW4N0eVvdBEfMPLyGaH7KipH27Onmg0/preview

KQED Resources for Teaching and Learning: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55521/resources-for-teaching-and-learning-during-this-period-of-social-distancing?fbclid=IwAR04ZSalJ_2rmRtH6vSIZQX7wudCaqvVCcsGrcKhKtEJ3EEd8nCGw_iE8q0 

How to Talk to Kids About COVID-19: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR3bSNZdZuUInkgQyQngWkfXU8yXlV6RVB6ReCvrBfWcZ1XuM56WFxpKQdM

Great Start Collaborative Wayne Country Fun and Learning at Home for Kids: https://www.greatstartwayne.org/findfun

PBS Daily Newsletter for Activities to do with Kids: https://www.pbs.org/parents/

Videos/Activities for Creative Expression with Arts at Home: https://www.livingartsdetroit.org/living-arts-at-home 

7 ways to support kids and teens through the coronavirus pandemic:

 

Technical Resources – Internet & Computers

COMCAST: is offering free internet services for new low-income customers for sixty days. (cost is $9.95 per month after free period). To sign up applicants can visit: https://www.internetessentials.com/ Applicants can also call 1-855-846-8376 or for Spanish call 1-855-765-6995.

EveryoneOn: is a service that offers low cost internet and affordable computers. https://www.everyoneon.org/.

AT&T: Offering internet to qualifying low income households for $10 per month https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

 

Utility Assistance

DTE Energy: Customers who are impacted by COVID-19 — those with a sudden loss of income or medical condition — as well as our vulnerable senior citizens, are encouraged to contact DTE at 1.800.477.4747 or the website to determine eligibility for our payment assistance program. We want every one of our customers to have energy, and to be warm and safe. DTE has temporarily suspended ALL shut offs.

THAW: The Heat and Warmth Fund (313) 963-5888 or online

Detroit Water and Sewage Department: (313) 267-8000 or online

City of Detroit Water Restart Plan: The City is restoring water to those who have had theirs shut off during the pandemic. Visit their website for more information.

 

Domestic Violence

Lists of Metro Detroit domestic violence shelters: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/2019/10/13/12-places-domestic-violence-victims-can-get-help-in-metro-detroit/ and https://www.domesticshelters.org/help/mi/detroit

24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and online chat. Online chat is only available in Spanish between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Futures Without Violence Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Guide: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/get-updates-information-covid-19/

Safety Planning Tips: https://twitter.com/keepthepazx3/status/1239981874153426945

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