COVID-19 Information, Updates, & PCUW COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Information: General

The following information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information can be found by clicking here. For Michigan specific COVID-19 information, we recommend the website.

How COVID-19 Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
    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.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


How to Help Prevent COVID-19

Clean Your Hands Often

  • 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


Other Recommendations


Stay Home if You’re Sick


Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


COVID-19 Updates: National & Local

DTE Suspends Shutoffs / Extends Senior Program in Response to COVID-19

March 14, 2020 – “As a result, we are suspending shutoffs for non-payment for those customers who are low income eligible, effective immediately through April 5, 2020.”

Consumers Energy to Suspend Shutoffs for Seniors, Low Income Customers in Wake of COVID-19‚Äč

March 16, 2020 – “We are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020.”

Michigan.Gov Coronavirus Website

To stay up to date on all Michigan COVID-19 announcements, regulations, news, and updates the above website is the best resource for reliable information. Press releases from Governor Whitmer can also be found here.

Wayne County Health Department

The Wayne County Health Department website has provided information for the public in regard to COVID-19. Please click here to view their latest news articles.