COVID-19 Updates: National & Local
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic 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.
On the 3rd Thursday of the month our emergency food program (TEFAP) has been providing food to individuals in the community.
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. We are currently working with United Ways Statewide to host a food drive in June. Check back for more updates.
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 the Covid-19 pandemic. To apply, agencies need to contact the Plymouth Community United Way.
Covid-19 Testing sites:
When in need of a 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.
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.