The city of Auburn Hills wants to remind you how important it is that we keep our neighbors, our community, and ourselves as safe as possible. The City of Auburn Hills Recreation Department has created virtual recreation for their community. Here is a list of upcoming virtual recreational activities they are sponsoring for the first week of April. More updates to come.
Dr. Charlene Irvin Babcock had a great idea 15 years ago. Now it might be used to save lives during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read the article from the Detroit Free Press for the full story.
The Oakland Press is reporting on how school districts across Oakland County are planning to cope with yesterday’s order closing down school through the end of the year. Read the article to see how the Governor’s order affects your family.
The United States Small Business Administration provides low interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. If you are interested in this information, or wish to apply, then please go to the SBA website today.
This is the United States Chamber of Commerce official Coronavirus page. It’s full of important information to help small businesses, a communication toolkit, and plenty of additional resources. Please visit it today if your business is suffering from the impact of COVID-19
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has put together a fantastic toolkit to help Michigan citizens who are seeking information about unemployment benefits, financial relief for businesses, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, human resources information, communication planning, general resources for employers, proper disinfection and cleaning tips, as well as a help line. It also contains a link to Governor Whitmer’s Executive order. This site is great for all Michiganders so please visit it today!
For those Michigan citizens who have questions about Governor Whitmer’s executive order, we implore you to visit this FAQ page on the Michigan.gov website. It covers such questions about what is and what isn’t considered an “essential business,” critical infrastructure employees, and more from Michigan’s Executive Order No. 2020-21.
Oakland County wants its citizens to get through this together. Please visit this Oakland County Website to get information about the stabilization fund, tax exempt bond program, workforce relief and resources, as well as taking the COVID-19 Response Economic Impact Survey. Oakland County is asking that people complete this survey by April 17th to help them [the County] get a better understanding in how to support your business.
Visit Oakland County’s Workforce Development page and get online resources for workers impacted by COVID-19, as well as information about expanded benefits for workers impacted by the pandemic. Also included are various news releases pertaining to the county during this difficult time.
Scottie Andrew from CNN health has a CDC approved tip sheet that you can print and post up on your fridge or entrance to your house, or even download as a PDF and carry it on your mobile device wherever you go. This list will help anybody concerned about keeping their home clean while keeping COVID-19 out!
Everybody needs to visit the grocery store from time-to-time, and knowing how to protect yourself and your groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic is incredibly important. This article from Click On Detroit discusses various tips and answers pertinent questions that will help keep you ahead of the game.
Rumors are abound right now, and many people are afraid of the possibility that COVID-19 is spreading through the mail. Detroit’s national USPS distribution center, located in Allen Park, wants to dispel social media rumors that multiple employees have tested positive for the virus. Click here to read the full article.
The Bloomfield Township Public Library would like to remind families and children that the Tumble Book Library is available to access online any time of day during the statewide shutdown. And while you can’t walk into the library right now, you can always access the library’s website.
Straight from Bloomfield Township’s COVID-19 awareness page, this is a live COVID-19 Monitor Dashboard. It is updated in real time. According to EarlyAlert; “Data is aggregated from a number of different sources to include but not limited to WHO, CDC, Official State Agencies/Authorities, Intergovernmental Organizations. Each case has an associated source URL in the pop up. The data situation is highly dynamic and delays in reporting numbers may exist. The official figures from Country authorities on infections are sometimes different depending on the source used and time of release.” You can click on the link above, or right here to view the Michigan Covid-19 Monitor Dashboard.
General Motors, Ford and dozens of other companies in Southeast Michigan have joined what Bill Ford coined the “arsenal of health,” putting idle manufacturing plants to work producing essential health care supplies like ventilators, shields and, in this case, facemasks. The Detroit Free Press tells the story of how GM brought a shuttered Warren factory back to life during the Coronavirus pandemic to aid the common good.
Only a few days after the cancellation of the North American International Auto Show in order to convert TCF Center into a field hospital, the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi has also been identified as a potential COVID-19 treatment center. So many beds are needed in part due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Michigan, but also the long durations that victims of the virus have to spend in the hospital while recovering. This article from The Oakland Press offers more details.
The highest concentrations of cases have been in Oak Park, Southfield, Lathrup Village, and West Bloomfield Township. The map will be updated daily and available on the Oakland County COVID-19 website. At this point, there is no explanation why some communities have higher numbers than others. It could be access to COVID-19 testing, population density, healthcare providers or something else. COVID-19 is everywhere in this county, not just in these communities with higher numbers.
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