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:

DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING:

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

Website: https://ascenturgent.care/

Lee Internal Medicine

Phone: (810) 227-1020

Website: https://leeinternalmedicine.com/ 

Healthy Urgent Care of Brighton

Website: http://healthyurgentcare.com/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

(800) 985-5990

Text: TalkWithUs to 66746

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

(800) 273-TALK

Text: TALK to 741741

Alzheimer's Association of MI

(312) 757-3121, access code is (294) 847-693

Dial-in supports are 10-11 am on April 15th and 6-7 on on April 22nd

Medical Volunteers

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)

N95 Masks

Fabric Homemade Masks

Faceshields

Gowns

Hot Glue Sticks

Hand Sanitizer

Lysol or Clorox Wipes

PAPRs

Surgical/Protective Caps

Eyeglass Shields and Goggles

Nasal Testing Strips

M4 Viral Media

Transparency Sheets

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.

The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations! To find a donation location in Livingston County and sign-up online visit www.redcross.org/give-blood.

Blood Donations

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 dsnowden@cgliv.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

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 15thWednesday, April 29thWednesday, May 13th, and Wednesday, May 27th.

Please consider calling 2-1-1 for the most up to date information. For more information on the Livingston County Hunger Council, see www.livingstonhunger.com.

For Additional Food Assistance Help:

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:

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Important Dates & Helpful Resource Links:

The deadline for both Federal Taxes and State Taxes has been extended to July 15th.

Federal & State Income Tax Filing Date

The redemption deadline for real property foreclosures has been extended to May 29th. 

Property Tax Foreclosures

The amount of time to file a claim has been extended from 14 days from layoff to 28 days.

Unemployment Claims

Shutoffs for non-payment will be suspended for low-income customers until April 30th.

DTE Shutoffs for Non-Payment

If you have a loan by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac you may be eligible for a three-month suspension.

Federal Home Loans Suspension

If your landlord has a federally backed mortgage, they cannot evict you for 120 beginning March 27th.

Protections for Renters

The CARES Act suspends principal and interest payments on federally backed student loans until September 30th.

Student Loan Relief

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:

Elected Officials:

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