Coronavirus Resources and Information
- On March 4, the House passed a bipartisan emergency supplemental package that includes approximately $8 billion in funds designed to aid states and the federal government in the fight against the Coronavirus. It was signed into law on March 6.
- On March 14, he voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, bipartisan legislation that provides free Coronavirus testing and targeted paid sick leave for affected workers and caregivers. It was signed into law on March 19.
- On March 27, the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that will provide direct payments to Americans, assistance for small businesses, and support for hospitals and health care professionals. It was signed into law on March 27. Learn more about the specific provisions in the CARES Act at walberg.house.gov/cares-act.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.
A: Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.
Michigan COVID-19 Donations
The State of Michigan is collecting and managing financial, material and in-kind donations to be used to meet the most pressing needs of Michigan residents during the COVID-19 Health Emergency. All donations will be tracked by the Michigan Community Service Commission, the state’s lead agency on volunteerism. The Commission is the lead for volunteerism and donations management during times of disaster.
Donations can be directed to the Michigan Community Service Commission at COVID19donations@michigan.gov or 517-335-4295.
The Michigan COVID-19 donations will support the delivery of critical community-based services and interventions that address and mitigate the impacts created by COVID-19. Below are the material donations most needed by the State of Michigan Emergency Operations Center at this time. This list will be updated as efforts continue to progress.
- Hospital Gowns
- Sanitizer (Hand / Wipe)
- Surgical Masks
- Masks N95-N100
- No-Touch Thermometer
Michigan COVID-19 Volunteers
The State of Michigan has launched a new volunteer website, www.michigan.gov/fightcovid19, where trained medical professionals can register to serve their fellow Michiganders by assisting hospitals in fighting COVID-19. Other state residents also can use the site to find out how they can help in their local communities, give blood, donate money or needed medical supplies, or assist public health officials in tracking infections.
County Health Departments
- Branch-Hillsdale Community Health Agency
- Eaton Health Department
- Jackson Health Department
- Lenawee Health Department
- Monroe Health Department
- Washtenaw Health Department
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- World Health Organization
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracker
- CDC E-newsletter
- CDC: What You Need to Know
- CDC: What to Do If You Are Sick
- State Department Travel Advisories
- Guidance for Students Participating in Study Abroad Programs
- Guidance for Higher Risk Populations
- Resources for State and Local Health Departments
- Resources for Healthcare Facilities
- Resources for Farmers
- Guidance for Small Businesses