As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact ever-increasing aspects of our personal and community health, the following resources may be useful to find credible information and assistance.
COVID-19 screening tools
- COVID-19 Hotline: 888-535-6136, 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Apple Coronavirus Online Screening Click for App
- Beaumont Hospital Online Screening
- Beaumont Coronavirus Hotline: 800-592-4784 Beaumont’s hotline is staffed by Beaumont nurses and staff. The line is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Nurses will answer questions about the virus and direct patients to the appropriate level of care.
- Henry Ford COVID-19 Patient Hotline: 313-874-1055. Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
COVID-19 Health information
Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
What to do if you are sick – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization (WHO)
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center – Interactive global map
Oakland County Coronavirus by zip code
New England Journal of Medicine
Resources for Assistance
Alcohol, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health hotlines and online resources
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text: TalkWithUs to 66746. A 24/7 crisis counseling service provided by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Free and confidential.
Community Mental Health Services Programs, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide; NAMI Helpline: 800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline– 1-800-273-TALK or text TALK to 741741
Trevor Project, LGBTQ Crisis and suicide hotline – 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE or text LOVEIS to 22522. Provides 24/7 support in more than 200 languages
Employment and Health & Safety Issues
AFL-CIO – Federal and state resources for workers impacted by COVID-19
COVID and the American Workplace – Facts Sheets and Q&A from the Wages and Hours Division of the U.S. Department of Labor
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – from U.S. OSHA
General assistance and volunteer opportunities
MIBridges– apply for benefits: healthcare, food assistance, cash assistance, child development, and emergency relief. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan 2-1-1 Call 211 or 844-875-9211. Text your zip code to 898211. Get connected to help of all kinds, such as food banks, housing support, help for addiction or depression, and more
United Way of Southeastern Michigan– resources to get help of all kinds or volunteer to provide help.
Volunteer Michigan– health field volunteers are especially needed, but opportunities for everyone are listed. Includes a link to request assistance for older adults.
Housing, Mortgage Assistance
Evictions have been temporarily suspended in Michigan until April 17.
Offering mortgage relief options due to a decline in income, including forbearance for up to 12 months, waiving penalties and fees, halting foreclosure sales/evictions of borrowers in Freddie Mac-owned homes until May 17.
Homeowners who are adversely impacted by this national emergency may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer. Foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers are suspended for 60 days. Homeowners impacted by this national emergency are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months.
COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits in Michigan
Unemployment Benefits Finder – U.S. Department of Labor, Career OneStop