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 sheets, how 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.
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
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.
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.
State of Michigan: Expanded benefits during COVID-19 https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-521770–,00.html
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
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
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
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
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
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:
- English: https://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/7-ways-to-support-kids-and-teens-through-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
- Spanish: https://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/7-maneras-de-apoyar-a-ninos-y-adolescentes-durante-la-pandemia-del-coronavirus/
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
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.
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