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COVID-19 Information

by Kellie Andrus
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoVSARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID 19")

ESSENTIAL WORKERS:

Are you part of Michigan's essential workforce? Do you need childcare so you can serve our community?

Essential workers in need of emergency childcare can fill out this survey to get connected with a local provider: http://www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential

Essential workers as defined by the Governor's executive order are: Health care workers, home health workers, direct care workers, emergency medical service providers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, sanitation workers, childcare workers, correctional workers, postal workers, public health employees, key government employees such as child protective services and foster care workers, court personnel, and others providing key infrastructure to Michiganders such as utilities, mass transit, manufacturing, and groceries.

Click here for more info regarding Essential Workers

Younger coronavirus patients make up 40% of Michigan cases, have potential to spread the illness visit MLIVE for the article.