Testing will begin on 04/03 at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse at Michigan State Fairgrounds.
Site will have capacity to conduct 400 tests per day, 14,400 over six-week period.
Doctor's prescription required to be tested.
Four hundred people per day will be able to start getting tested on 04/03 for COVID-19 at a new drive up testing center thanks to a unique coalition of Southeastern Michigan governments and health care systems: The 7-member Coronavirus Community Care Network is made up of the following: Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, Trinity Health Systems, City of Detroit, Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County.
Testing will be done Monday-Saturday, 7 AM – 6 PM at the State Fairgrounds in Detroit, starting 04/03. The samples will be taken by staff of the three health care systems from residents who will remain their cars at the Drive Through site. The tests of the samples will be run by Bio-Reference Laboratories of New Jersey under a contract with the City of Detroit to process up to 500 samples a day for the next 6 weeks. Doctors Order and Appointment Needed for Tests - Quicken Loans Running Call Center.
In order to be tested, patients need to first get a doctor’s order and then either the doctor or the patient can call 313-230-0505 to schedule the Drive Through appointment. Dan Gilbert has donated the call center operations of Quicken Loans and Rock Connections to handle the appointments, which can be made from 9AM until 7 PM, seven days a week. Fifty cars an hour will be scheduled so there will be no back up and long lines.
To find out more about how to get tested and the CCCN Call Center, check out the program page: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-health-department/programs-and-services/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-community-care-network-drive-thru-testing
Michigan offers several medical assistance programs. Each program covers different groups of people and each program has different eligibility requirements. When you apply for a program, your age, income, financial resources, and other information will be used to determine if you are eligible. You must also meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions for that program. Click below for more info: https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/s/isd-landing-page?language=en_US
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Free Meals for Children (up to 18 years old)
The Parks and Recreation Division of the General Services Department is providing meals for children at participating recreation centers. Parents and children may pick up multiple meals to suit their needs. Meals are offered, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at these locations:
Adams Butzel Family Center, 10500 Lyndon Street
Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 Outer Dr E
Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St.
Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere (starting March 30)
These additional recreation centers will offer meal pick up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser
Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon
DPSCD is now serving meals for children Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., at 17 schools across the City of Detroit. For a complete list, click here: https://www.detroitk12.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=7278&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=32335&PageID=1
Food Resources Information - Gleaners
Participating Charter Schools: Mon-Friday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., although dates and times may vary by location.
- Cornerstone Health and Technology High School, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri for students 18 and under
- Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri for students 18 and under
- Cornerstone Lincoln-King Academy (Adams Young Campus), 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri for students 18 and under
- Cornerstone Washington-Parks, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri for students 18 and under
- Cornerstone Madison-Carver Academy, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri for students 18 and under
- Covenant House Academy Detroit (SW Site)
- Covenant House Academy Detroit (Central Site)
- Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences
- Detroit Achievement Academy
- Detroit Edison Public School Academy, 11 a.m. – 2p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 18 and under and adults with special needs up to age 26
- Detroit Enterprise Academy, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily for students 18 and under
- Detroit Leadership Academy (High School)
- Detroit Leadership Academy (Prek-8 Site)
- Detroit Merit Charter Academy, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily for students 18 and under
- Detroit Premier Academy, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily for students 18 and under
- Detroit Prep
- Escuela Avancemos, 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesdays for Escuela students
- Hope Academy, 9 a.m. – 2p.m. Tue/Wed/Thu for students 1 to 18
- New Paradigm College Prep, 11 a.m. – 2p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 18 and under and adults with special needs up to age 26
- New Paradigm Glazer Academy, 11 a.m. – 2p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 18 and under and adults with special needs up to age 26
- New Paradigm Loving Academy, 11 a.m. – 2p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for students 18 and under and adults with special needs up to age 26
- Plymouth Education Center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays
- University Prep Academy High School, 12 – 4 p.m. on Monday and Thursday
Meals for Seniors
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is providing frozen meals for seniors ages 60 and up. Seniors can pick up five days’ worth of meals every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the following recreation centers:
- Adams Butzel Family Center, 10500 Lyndon St., Detroit, MI
- Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 Outer Dr E, Detroit, MI
- Patton Community Center, 2301 Woodmere St., Detroit, MI
- Joseph Walker Williams Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit, MI
Groceries for Families
While Detroit area grocery stores are restocking their shelves regularly, The City of Detroit is also working with Gleaners to provide alternative sites where families can get groceries. Starting this week, Gleaners added two additional sites with more to come online soon. Gleaners will provide two weeks of groceries to families with children at four Recreation Centers:
- Roberto Clemente Recreation Center, 2631 Bagley, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Every other Wednesday started March 25
- Heilmann Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Every other Thursday starting March 26
- Coleman A. Young Recreation Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Drive, 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Every other Saturday starting March 28
- Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval, 9:00 am – 12:00 PM, Every other Monday starting March 3
- Detroiters who need their water turned on can sign up for DWSD’s Water Restart Plan. If you sign up before April 9, you don’t have to put any money down. The State of Michigan will cover it for you! Just come in, sign up and turn your water on. Since the $25 Water Restart Plan was announced on March 9, more than 1,300 customers have taken advantage of it.
- If you’re a Detroit resident living without water in your home or have received a notice of service interruption, call Wayne Metro at 313-386-9727 to make an appointment and sign up.
- Customers also must make a monthly minimum payment of $25 during the time there is a risk of outbreak in Detroit to avoid service interruption. The amount of each customer’s previous bills will be deferred until after the COVID-19 situation is under control. At that time, residents will be transitioned to the WRAP or a 10-30-50 Payment Plan, both of which will keep their water service on as long as they remain current.
- Click here for more information: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/customer-care/water-and-sewerage-department/coronavirus-covid-19-water-restart-plan
Moratorium on all evictions in the City of Detroit
- Effective immediately, the 36th District Court has issued a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus. Visit the 36th District Court for more information about the court’s coronavirus contingency plan: https://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/about-us/announcements/2020/03/13/36th-district-court-announces-covid-19-contingency-plan
Homeowner’s Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) Extension
- HPTAP provides an opportunity for homeowners to be exempt from their current year property taxes based on household income or circumstances. If approved, you will still be responsible for any fees such as the solid waste fee. Homeowner Property tax exemptions are granted at three levels; full (100%), partial (50%), or 25%. The City has extended the deadline for HPTAP applications and will approve them on an on-going basis instead of four times a year. If residents submit their HPTAP by May 1st, it will be reflected on their summer tax bill. Information about how to apply for HPTAP can be found here: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/office-chief-financial-officer/pay-you-stay
If you have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you may qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. These benefits are intended to provide temporary income as you seek new employment. To be eligible for unemployment benefits, you must be unemployed and able to, available for, and actively seeking suitable full-time work. Sign up online below or call 1-866-500-0017. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/uia/160_-_Claiming_UI_Benefit_In_Michigan_-_Jan2014_444213_7.pdf
Click below for list of local Detroit resources: https://unitedwaysem.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Local-Resofurces.pdf
FREE LEGAL RESOURCES:
- Free legal help for low income individual and seniors: https://unitedwaysem.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LLA-CALL-flyer-8.15.19.pdf