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Public Health Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health & Safety


If you would like to speak to someone by phone regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, please consult one of the following phone numbers:

Note: These are informational helplines only. In case of a medical emergency please call 9-1-1

  • Michigan Coronavirus Helpline: To speak to someone for informational assistance, dial (toll-free) 211 or visit mi211.org
  • State of Michigan (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) 1-888-535-6136
  • Detroit Medical Center (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. EST) 1-888-362-3370
  • Beaumont Coronavirus/COVID-19 Hotline (Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday) 248-551-7000


The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/transmission.html

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important to protect people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Take a break! Eat well, try to keep a regular routine, take deep breaths and try to unwind.

Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
And https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Symptoms range from mild to severe illness for confirmed coronavirus cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

If you or a loved one think you may be sick with COVID-19, consider the following options:



  • American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations. Find out where to give here.
  • Feeding America: Donate to your local food bank or food pantry
  • Call, FaceTime or Skype with a friend, older relative or neighbor.



The Michigan Economic Development Corporation offers resources and information for businesses affected by COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Get the daily COVID-19 briefing for Michigan small business owners, provided by the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM).

Coronavirus Resources for Farm Employees

Farm employee resources to comply with Michigan’s COVID Executive Order and latest news for how COVID-19 is impacting farmers, provided by Michigan Farm Bureau.

Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency

The Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) is the UIA’s system for filing your unemployment insurance claim and managing your UIA account online


  1. Online at michigan.gov/uia using the MiWAM portal.

Website is 24/7

  • Last Names A-L File Claims Monday, Wednesday Friday
  • Last Names M-Z File Claims Sunday, Tuesday Thursday
    • *Saturday if you missed your days
  1. By phone 1-866-500-0017, Option 1 “to inquire about and to file a claim”

8AM-5PM Mon.-Fri., 7AM-2PM Sat.

  • Last Names A-L Call On Monday and Wednesday
  • Last Names M-Z Call On Tuesday and Thursday
    • *Friday and Saturday if you missed your days
  1. Social Security number
  2. Employment information for the past 18 months: employer name and address, first/last day worked/gross earnings
  3. Your address, phone number, date of birth
  4. Non-Citizens Alien registration and the expiration date of your work authorization card
  5. Driver’s License or State ID
  • In order to get paid, EVERY TWO WEEKS you must report (certify) that you are still employed by answering some questions.
  • Report either online 24/7 through your MiWAM account or by phone (1-866-500-0017).
  • Payment posts within 2-3 business days from the date you report. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are not considered a business day.
  • There are two options for payment, direct deposit through your bank or credit union (you will need your routing number and account number) or UIA Bank of America debit card.

• CARES Act expands eligibility for unemployment so now part-time workers, new employees, and low wage workers are approved.

• CARES Act grants benefits to the self-employed, gig workers, and 1099-independent contractors who can no longer work because of the pandemic.

• CARES Act gives everyone on unemployment an extra $600/week for four months on top of what the sate will pay. Benefits are available for up to 39 weeks.

• More information on the CARES Act can be found HERE

“My top priority is, first and foremost, protecting the health and safety of Michiganders.” – John James