Livingston County COVID-19 Resources
LIVINGSTON COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCES
A NOTE FROM MEGHAN RECKLING:
We must come together as a nation, and as a state to fight and ultimately beat the spread of COVID-19. During this pandemic, my thoughts and prayers are with all Livingston County residents being affected. I have put together a reputable resource guide that I have found to be accurate and helpful for my fellow neighbors. As always in a situation like this, please check on your neighbors, seniors, the vulnerable, and family. Together with each other, we will get through this.
Livingston County Health Department's COVID Case Tracker by Zip Code
The Livingston County Health Department recently released a map and dashboard tracking Livingston County COVID positive cases by zip code. To view the map, click the button below.
Livingston County COVID Cases By Zip Code
Public Health Resources
How to Get Tested
The first step to pursue testing for the novel coronavirus is to call your doctor, as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals with concerns or symptoms should call their health care provider first with questions. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Remember that these symptoms may also be caused by other viruses, such as flu. Additionally, an individual without symptoms is very unlikely to test positive, even with possible exposure
If you don’t have a doctor, the state of Michigan has a hotline specifically for people who suspect they may have the coronavirus. That number is (888) 535-6136. Or, contact your county health department.
The CDC urges those who believe they may have the coronavirus to call ahead before visiting a doctor or emergency room. If they can see you, they do not want you mixing in waiting rooms with other patients, so it’s important to take direction from them on where to go, if anywhere.
Warning signs of COVID-19, indicating that you need immediate medical attention, are:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
The CDC says that this list is not all-inclusive; however, even mild cases of the virus normally start with a fever (almost 9 in 10 cases) and include some respiratory symptoms such as a dry cough (7 in 10).
Nearly all (97.5 percent) of those with COVID-19 showed symptoms within 12 days, according to one study of 181 confirmed cases.
Local Testing Locations
Please do NOT just show up, unless you have a testing order from your doctor! The following health facilities were testing for COVID-19:
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
No appointment required. Patients will be screened first to determine if testing is needed.
Online Screen Tool: https://ihaecare.zipnosis.com/
620 Byron Road, Howell - Use the West Entrance
Phone: (517) 545-6000
COVID-19 Hotline: 1 (833) 247-1258
OTHER TESTING LOCATIONS:
Ascent Urgent Care
Howell Location: (517) 545-7400
Fenton Location: (810) 936-0040
Lee Internal Medicine
Phone: (810) 227-1020
Healthy Urgent Care of Brighton
Phone: (810) 588-6610
View More Michigan Testing Options Here
(Testing locations in Livingston County were last updated April 30, 2020)
Mental Health, Support Groups, and Other Resources:
Mental Health: Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Text: TALK to 741741
Alzheimer's Association of MI
Dial-in supports are 10-11 am on April 15th and 6-7 on on April 22nd
Volunteers are needed with qualified medical training. For more information visit www.Michigan.gov/coronavirus.
Online Support Group for Those Who Lost a Loved One to Overdose
An online support group for those who have lost loved ones to overdose and/or who are feeling desperate concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them caused by substance use disorder. Zoom Link here! Call (248) 496-1812 for additional details.
Parkinson Virtual Support Groups
Tuesday, April 14th and Tuesday, April 28th the MI Parkinson Foundation and Spectrum Health will be doing online support groups via webinar or over the phone at 7:00 pm. For additional information and Zoom links, click here.
Small Business Resources
Funding options for small businesses established in the CARES Act:
Paycheck Protection Program
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
EIDL Loan Advance
This loan will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quicky.
SBA Debt Relief
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assistance may be available for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19 regarding past-due state taxes or other state debts. Call (517) 636-5265 or visit www.michigan.gov/taxes for more info.
Michigan Treasury Collection Service Center
Volunteer & Local Food Assitance Programs
PPE and Medical Supply Donations:
Like many hospitals across Michigan, our local hospital and other medical offices are currently in need of supplies and are accepting donations.
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston
Regular Masks (new unopened)
Fabric Homemade Masks
Hot Glue Sticks
Lysol or Clorox Wipes
Eyeglass Shields and Goggles
Nasal Testing Strips
M4 Viral Media
Elastic Banding for Masks
Those wishes to donate can do so between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, at the Main Entrance, located at 620 Byron Road, Howell.
U of M Survival Flight
U of M Survival Flight is in need of aerosol disinfectant spray cans to disinfect the helicopter since they cannot use wipes.
To donate, please leave cans outside front main door of the Howell Airport located at 3399 County Airport Drive in Howell. The access is off Tooley Road. Please drop off Monday-Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm or Saturday and Sunday's from 8:00 am until noon.
Local Charitable and Non-Profit Donation Opportunities:
Feeding Our Frontline Heros
Crystal Gardens is teaming up with local Chamber's to deliver free meals to first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to make a donation, please email or call DeVonna Snowden at email@example.com or (810) 844-1166 or visit cgliv.com/catering.
Earl Farm Foundation
The Foundation's goal is to provide healthy beef protein to families in need during this time. 100% of the donations will go toward the purchase and processing of local beef, which is then is distributed to local food pantries. Visit www.earlfarm.com for additional information or to make a donation.
LACASA is in need of critical essentials and basic supplies - from food for infants, children, and adults, to cleaning and sanitizing products that mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, they have temporarily suspended used and in-person drop-offs. To make a donation online click here.
Food Banks and Food Assistance in Livingston County:
The Shared Harvest Pantry is still open by appointment. The pantry is a drive-up service with a box of food; and may include meat, fresh produce, toilet paper, and laundry soap (as supplies are available).
Phone: (517) 548-3710
Meals on Wheels continues their service while limiting contact with seniors to protect all involved. Seniors over 60 may sign up for free. There is a small charge for those under 60 years of age.
Phone: (810) 632-2155
The Salvation Army is serving people through their pantry. Prepackaged food boxes are available. ID is required. They are also providing a temporary Mobile Lunch Program for school families M-F until June 5th.
Phone: (517) 295-4348
Bountiful Harvest is helping people through the crisis by offering pantry hours, supplying breakfast & lunch for children, a grocery pick-up and curbside service, and a delivery service.
Phone: (810) 360-0271
Hartland School District: Meals for Families
Hartland Schools has teamed up with Gleaner's Food Bank to provide 2 weeks worth of breakfast and lunch for any Hartland student that is in need of meals. Pick-up is a drive-through located at Ore Creek Middle School, 3250 Hartland Rd, Hartland, MI 48353. Families will be able to pick up meals at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 15th, Wednesday, April 29th, Wednesday, May 13th, and Wednesday, May 27th.
Livingston County Sheriff's Department
The LCSO is making deliveries of prescription medications and groceries to higher-risk persons who request assistance.
For help, call the tipline at (517) 546-8477.
St. Joseph Food Pantry
Open Saturday's from 9:00 am until noon for drive-through style food boxes. Located at 440 E. Washington St. in Howell.
Additional List of Food Pantries Across Livingston County
Click here for an additional list of food pantries serving residents across Livingston County.
SonRise Food Pantry
Hours are Mondays from 6:30-8:10 pm and Tuesday's from 9:30-11:10 am. By appointment only: (517) 546-2669.
Provides temporary cash assistance to pregnant women and families with children to help them pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities, clothing, food, and personal care items.
MI Cash Assistance (TANF):
Provides food assistance to indivduals and families with low income. As of March 27th, Michigan increased all SNAP recipients to the maximum benefit amount for March and April, and waived federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive SNAP.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):
Other Important Important Information & Links
Livingston County buildings and non-essential departments/services will be closed through April 13th. Visit www.livgov.com for additional information on county services and departments.
Livingston County Buildings:
Livingston County Clerk's Office:
Important Dates & Helpful Resource Links:
The National Restaurant Association created the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardships in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. To learn more about eligibility and for the application, visit www.ref.us.
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: