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New Guidance

March 17, 2020
e-Newsletter Archive

New Guidance

Yesterday, President Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force released new guidance to do your part and slow the spread of the virus.

New Guidance

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
  5. If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.
  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition—such as a significant heart or lung problem—stay home and away from other people

To read the guidelines in their entirety, please visit:

Michigan Hotline: 1-888-535-6136

This past weekend, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched a hotline to provide answers and direct Michiganders to resources in their community. The hotline is open 7 days a week, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Help prevent a blood shortage, please consider giving blood!

Donating is safe, easy, and all blood is screened for pathogens. Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. is in need of blood, and many blood drives have been cancelled resulting in substantial drop-off in available blood, posing a threat to so many. Please consider helping our community by donating blood.

Please make an appointment to donate blood now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Small Businesses

At the Coronavirus Task Force briefing today, Secretary Mnuchin announced that individuals can get an interest- and penalty-free tax deferral up to 90 days on $1 million, and $10 million for corporations. For IRS updates related to the Coronavirus, please visit:

For more resources on small business loans, please visit:


The Veterans Administration has a special page dedicated to Coronavirus response for veterans. Please visit,

County Health Departments
Branch-Hillsdale Community Health Agency
Eaton Health Department
Jackson Health Department
Lenawee Health Department
Monroe Health Department
Washtenaw Health Department

Additional Resources
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
Guidance for Small Businesses