City of Detroit Extends Emergency Order Aimed at Reducing Transmission of COVID-19
City launches new program specifically to vaccinate Detroit’s homebound residents and their families
Mayor Joins Nationwide Challenge to Boost Vaccination Efforts
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. According to the CDC, it may take 2 to 14 days following exposure to COVID-19 for symptoms to develop.
There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions such as:
There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.
Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
Avoid contact with others.
Not travel on public transportation while sick.
Yes. Most individuals with the virus will recover at home. As of March 14, 72,000 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
Health experts are still learning the details regarding how COVID-19 spreads. Transmission most likely occurs through:
The air by coughing and sneezing
Close personal contact
Touching an object/surface with the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth
The CDC reports that COVID-19 may survive on various surfaces for hours to days, which is why cleaning all high-touch surfaces is recommended daily.
Older adults, nursing home residents, healthcare professionals, immunocompromised individuals, and people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, lung disease or a heart condition.
If you are feeling sick please stay at home and call your primary care doctor or local hospital hotline.
If you have a fever and a cough AND are experiencing any of the following go immediately to the emergency department or call 911 for EMS:
If you have a cough and no fever or are concerned that you may have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19:
If you have a cough WITHOUT difficulty breathing AND no chronic medical conditions*
For more specific guidance (available in multiple languages) please click here.
Ascension Southeast Michigan Hospitals
Ascension Michigan ministries have established COVID-19 triage areas near all emergency departments. This includes: Ascension Macomb-Oakland, Warren Campus, Ascension Macomb-Oakland in Madison Heights, Ascension St. John Hospital, Ascension River District, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Ascension Providence Novi Hospital and Ascension Providence Southfield Hospital.
Curbside Screening Sites:
Detroit Medical Center
Seven days a week, 5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Henry Ford Hospital
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Screening Site: Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Location is on the surface lot of One Jackson Square, 100 E. Michigan Avenue in Jackson. One person, one vehicle being tested. People are required to call 313–874–7500 to schedule an appointment at the screening site. This is only for people who have symptoms of fever, dry cough and shortness of breath.
McLaren Macomb Hospital
St. Joseph Mercy
COVID-19 Recommendations (Spanish)
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Executive Order No. 2020-2, Hazard Pay Rescinded
Executive Order No. 2020-1, Hazard Pay
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Call and Walk-In Appointments. Schedule 313 230-0505 M-F 9am-6pm
List of measures city departments are taking to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Community resources for residents, businesses, educational institutions and MDHHS
To ensure that all residents have access to COVID-19 testing, the Coronavirus Community Care Network is operating a COVID-19 testing site at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center (formerly at the State Fairgrounds).
The City of Detroit is serving Detroiters during this crisis by ensuring that our community has access to testing, regardless of whether they have health insurance, a primary care physician or access to transportation, and the critical resources many need as we fight to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in our community. Here’s a look at how we’re working for you.
Find links to all available COVID dashboards, maps, and datasets
Read our latest press releases for the most up-to-date information on what the City is doing to help residents through the COVID-19 outbreak
Michigan Restrictions Lifted Effective June 22
Helpful information about coronavirus and what to do in the case of exposure.
Need a doctor? Find one through the Coronavirus Community Care Network.