COVID-19 News Updates

COVID-19 Updates: National & Local

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. Below are some of the most recent press releases from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A full list can be found here.

02/10/2021

Covid-19 Updates

Covid-19 is an unprecedented event in our lives.  In Plymouth, Canton and Western Wayne County the effects have been serious. The Plymouth Community United Way has been working with community partners to meet needs related to the virus.

In May-June 2020 we did a food drive to support local food pantries, and the Bottle/Can return drive supported local programs as well.

On the 3rd Thursday of the month our emergency food program (TEFAP), has been providing food to individuals in the community.

The Covid-19 Recovery Fund supports individuals in the community in partnership with the Salvation Army Plymouth Corps and the Plymouth Rotary Foundation. IF you are an individual impacted financially by the Covid-19 pandemic, please call the Salvation Army at (734) 453-5464 and ask for Major Colette Bailey or Darla Chute to apply.

The PCUW has a separate fund set up for agencies needing supplies or additional support to run programs during Covid-19.  To apply agencies need to contact the Plymouth Community United Way.

Covid-19 Testing sites:

When needing test, many do not know where to go.  Locally we have a number of options.  Health organizations, such as Michigan Medicine and St. Joseph Mercy Health System, have testing set up by appointment, many of them offering drive thru.

CVS also has testing sites, all by appointment.

Some of the local CVS test sites are:

CVS, 40900 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170 (734) 455-7981

CVS, 1791 Haggerty Rd, Canton, MI 48188 (734)394-2460

For other locations go to the CVS website.

Some Urgent Care facilities also do tested for the Covid-19 virus.  Please call ahead and ask before going over to them.

VACCINES

For information on the Covid-19 vaccine and where you can get it the state has a website: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_103214—,00.html.

You can also check with your county Health Department website for information on how to register for a vaccine through them.

In addition, Meijer is offering the covid-19 vaccine.  You can register by going to clinic.meijer.com (I copied and pasted the link), call your local Meijer Pharmacy, or text “Covid” to 75049.  You can also stop at the Pharmacy at Meijer and ask to register in person.  Once registered they will contact you with the date and time of your appointment.  You will be given the chance to accept, defer or be removed from the list.

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Information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Michigan Small Business Relief Grant

Wayne County, the Detroit Economic Development Corporation (DEGC), the City of Detroit, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), present this grant opportunity. Small businesses in Wayne County can apply for this program by heading to the DEGC website.

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Reopens Manufacturing as Part of her MI Safe Start Plan

“Michigan’s Big 3 Auto Manufacturers Can Return to Work on May 11th

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77 to extend Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order to May 28. The governor’s order will allow manufacturing workers, including those at Michigan’s Big 3 auto companies, to resume work on Monday, May 11 as part of her MI Safe Start Plan.” LEARN MORE HERE.


Statewide Emergency Alert Issued for Stay Home, Stay Safe Order
March 23, 2020 –  “To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.” LEARN MORE HERE.


Consumers Energy to Suspend Shutoffs for Seniors, Low Income Customers in Wake of COVID-19​
March 16, 2020 –  “Consumers Energy is committed to the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities. The COVID-19 virus has created unprecedented circumstances around the world, and we have a responsibility to help slow the spread of this illness.

Recognizing that many of our customers are in a position where they are unable to work, we are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020.  These timeframes could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus.”


DTE Suspends Shutoffs / Extends Senior Program in Response to COVID-19
March 14, 2020 – “DTE Energy’s number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. We make every effort, every day, to ensure we deliver energy to our more than 3 million customers. We have well established processes that provide financial assistance to hundreds of thousands of customers who, at times, need help to ensure their energy delivery is uninterrupted.

In the face of this global coronavirus pandemic, we are on high alert to help those customers whose lives are being disrupted. As a result, we are suspending shutoffs for non-payment for those customers who are low income eligible, effective immediately through April 5, 2020. This timing could be extended depending on the impact that the virus has on our communities. Those customers enrolled in our Senior Winter Protection Program have had their end dates automatically extended through May 3, 2020 without additional actions required on their part.”


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.