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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus Hotlines

Monroe County COVID-19 General Questions Hotline: (734) 240-7860
Available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

State of Michigan COVID-19 Hotline: (888) 535-6136
Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 testing is not available at the Monroe County Health Department 
Please contact your healthcare provider or 
call the Monroe County Coronavirus Hotline at (734) 240-7860

For the latest information on COVID-19
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State of Michigan Executive Order Guidance for Businesses
Monroe County businesses and entities that are open must follow the guidelines set forth in Executive Orders 2020-362020-110, 2020-114, 2020-115, and 2020-126 to ensure the safety of employees and customers. Additional effective Executive Orders that may be relevant to your business can be found at www.michigan.gov

Under EO 2020-114, businesses are required to report any positive COVID-19 workers to the local health department within 24 hours. To report a COVID-19 positive worker for a business located in Monroe County, please call 734-240-7832 and leave a message. 

For resources and information related to business reopening, please visit:

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June 2020 Monroe County Press Releases
June 5, 2020 - Monroe County Health Department Reports Change in COVID-19 Case Count
June 2, 2020
- Guidance for Reopening Buildings/Places of Business after Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation
June 2, 2020
- Coronavirus Update

May 2020 Monroe County Press Releases
May 26, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
May 19, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
May 12, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
May 6, 2020
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Secure Document Shred Day Cancelled
May 5, 2020
- Coronavirus Update

April 2020 Monroe County Press Releases

April 28, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
April 21, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 18, 2020
- New Hotline Number for COVID-19 Questions
April 14, 2020
- Monroe County COVID-19 Dashboard
April 14, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
April 13, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 11, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 10, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 9, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 8, 2020 - First Local COVID-19 Death
April 8, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 7, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 6, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 5, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 4, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 3, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 2, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
April 1, 2020
- Coronavirus Update

March 2020 Monroe County Press Releases

March 31, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 30, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 29, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 28, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 27, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 26, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 25, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 24, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 24, 2020 - "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order
March 23, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 22, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 21, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 20, 2020
- Coronavirus Update

March 20, 2020 - State Hotline Available Weekends
March 19, 2020
- Coronavirus Update

March 18, 2020
- Second Monroe County Case
March 18, 2020
- Coronavirus Update
March 18, 2020
- Limited Public Access to Monroe County Health Department 

March 17, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
March 16, 2020
- Monroe County Facilities Restricted Access

March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus Hotline Established
March 15, 2020 - First Monroe County Case
March 14, 2020 -  Coronavirus Update
March 13, 2020 - Coronavirus Update
March 11, 2020 - Coronavirus Update

February 2020 Monroe County Press Releases
February 27, 2020 - Coronavirus Update

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Visit Michigan.gov for full list of current and rescinded executive orders and executive directives 
2020-143 - Closing indoor service at bars
2020-142 - Provision of preK-12 education for the 2020-2021 school year
- Providing alternative notice of public hearings under Michigan's tax abatement statutes

2020-140 - Temporary suspension of youth work permit application requirements
2020-138 - Encouraging the use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 emergency
2020-137 - Protecting the food supply and migrant and seasonal agricultural workers from the effects of COVID-19
-Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities

2020-135 - Creation of Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Task Force
2020-134 - Eviction diversion program for COVID-19-related debtors
2020-133 - Restarting professional sports
2020-132 - Enhanced authorization of remote means for carrying out state administrative procedures
2020-131 - Encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation
-  Temporary authorization of remote participation in public meetings and hearings and temporary relief from monthly meeting requirements for school boards
- Clarifying WDCA eligibility for workplace exposure to COVID-19
- Declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Temporary safety measures for food-selling establishments and pharmacies and temporary relief from requirements applicable to the renewal of licenses for the food service industry

- Temporary enhancements to operational capacity, flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies
- Enhanced protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-122 - Ending the extension of case-initiation deadlines

2020-120 - Returning overnight camps to operation
2020-119 - Temporary COVID-19 protocols for entry into Michigan Department of Corrections facilities and transfers to and from Department custody; temporary recommended COVID-19 protocols and enhanced early-relief authorization for county jails, local lockups, and juvenile detention centers
2020-117 - Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-115 - Temporary restrictions on certain events, gatherings, and businesses
2020-114 - Safeguards to protect Michigan's workers from COVID-19
- Rescission of certain executive orders
- Protecting the food supply and migrant and seasonal agricultural workers from the effects of COVID-19
- Temporary restrictions on certain events, gatherings, and businesses (frequently asked questions)

- Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Michigan Workforce Development Board
- Temporary extension of deadline to redeem property for nonpayment of delinquent property taxes
- Increasing COVID-19 testing by expanding the scope of practice for certain professionals and encouraging the establishment of community testing locations
2020-102 - Temporary relief from standard vapor pressure restrictions on gasoline sales
2020-101 - Extending the expiration date for watercraft expiration
2020-100 - Amending certain previously issued executive orders to clarify their duration
2020-89 - Enhanced restrictions on price gouging
2020-88 - COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council
2020-87 - Temporary extension of deadlines for Boards of Review, County Equalization, and Tax Tribunal Jurisdiction
- Enhanced support for deliveries
2020-79 - Temporary suspension of youth work permit application requirements
- Temporary extension of the validity of certain driver's licenses, state identification cards, and vehicle registrations
2020-76 - Temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing
2020-73 - Temporary relief from certain credentialing requirements for motor carriers transporting essential supplies, equipment, and persons (frequently asked questions)
2020-66 - Termination of the states of emergency and disaster declared under the Emergency Management Act in Executive Order 2020-33
2020-65 - Provision of K-12 education during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year (frequently asked questions)
- Affirming anti-discrimination policies and requiring certain health care providers to develop equitable access to care protocols
- Temporarily suspending the expiration of personal protection orders
2020-61 - Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services
- Michigan Task Force on Racial Disparities
- Temporary extension of certain pesticide applicator certificates
2020-46 - Mitigating the economic harms of the COVID-19 pandemic through the creation of a spirits buyback program for restaurants and bars throughout the state
- Temporary extensions on certain FOIA deadlines to facilitate COVID-19 emergency response efforts
- Protecting workers who stay home, stay safe when they or their close contacts are sick
- Restoring water service to occupied residences during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Conducting elections on May 5, 2020 using absent voter ballots
- Extension of April 2020 Michigan income tax filing deadlines
- Extension of county canvass deadlines for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

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State, National, and Global Health Organization Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms at Home (PDF)
Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events
Deciding to Go Out
Healthcare Professionals
How to Protect Yourself and Others (PDF)
How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering (PDF)
Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith
Steps to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 If You are Sick (PDF)
What You Should Know About COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others (PDF)
When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Coronavirus Rumor Control

State of Michigan/Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Plan and Prepare for COVID-19 (PDF)
Resources for Health Professionals
When Is It Safe to Leave Home If You Have Symptoms of COVID-19 or Live With Someone Who Does? (PDF)
You Were Tested for COVID-19 - Now What? (PDF)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (PDF)
Virtual Recovery Resources (PDF)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Donate COVID-19 Plasma
FDA COVID-19 Information

Frequently Asked Questions

World Health Organization (WHO)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
COVID-19 Myth-Busters
Situation Dashboard

Additional Resources

Food Safety
FDA - Food Safety and COVID-19 Resources

National Restaurant Association - COVID-19 Resources
ServSafe - COVID-19 Trainings
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - COVID-19 Resources

Maternal and Infant Health Resources
CDC - If You are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Caring for Young Children

MDHHS - Breastfeeding During COVID-19 (PDF)
MDHHS - Caring for Your New Baby During COVID-19 (PDF)
MDHHS - Pregnancy & COVID-19 (PDF)
Michigan WIC - WIC & COVID-19

Mental Health Resources
Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741
National Domestic Violence Hotline - Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline - Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 1-800-273-8255

Resource Pages

State of Michigan - Stay Home. Stay Well. Resource Page
Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus

Resources for Talking to Youth

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Resources for Families
Child Mind Institute - Supporting Families During COVID-19
MDHHS - Communicating with Children During the COVID-19 Outbreak (PDF)
Michigan Medicine - Helping Young Kids Through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis (PDF)
SAMHSA - Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)

Resources in Other Languages
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - COVID-19 Communication Toolkit
State of Michigan Coronavirus - Multilingual Resources