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City and Community COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Updated Information from the State of Michigan March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020: The State of Michigan has released updated guidance regarding the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order. An easy to read Summary of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order can be found here
New guidleines were also released for 
Businesses and the State also announced more resources for Small Businesses 
Questions have been raised about how the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order will be enforced. See the Michigan AG response here
Additional information can be found at the State of Michigan Coronavirus site

City of Grosse Pointe Park COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Updated March 24, 2020
In an effort to continue slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The City of Grosse Pointe Park is taking additional proactive measures to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.

With Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, the City of Grosse Pointe Park will be modifying or suspending certain non-emergency operations. The following operational changes are effective immediately and will continue through April 13th, 2020 when we will reassess any potential changes. 
Critical services such as Police, fire, emergency dispatch, water service, garbage and recycling collection will not be impacted. Some City functions, however, will be modified in the wake of rapidly changing developments with the spread of the coronavirus. These modifications include the following;

  • City Hall including the Municipal Court remains closed to the public. City business within City Hall including the Municipal Court can be conducted via U.S. Mail, the brown drop-box outside City Hall or online. 
  • All of the parks will continue to be available for foot traffic only from 10am-6pm.. All playscapes, the Lavins Center, and Tompkins Center continue to be closed to the public.  
  • All parking meters will be bagged in an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19. We are still encouraging residents to utilize carry out and pick up options for local businesses who are open and operating.  Click here for an updated list of Grosse Pointe area cafes/restaurants still open for business! (The list was updated March 26, 2020)
  • The Public Works Department would like to remind everyone that only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. Flushable wipes, paper towels, and tissues should never be flushed and can create blockages in both household pipes and the City’s system. For more information, view the Flushables Poster or watch the PSA video
  • After 6 in the Neighborhood community initiative can continue as long as residents continue to practice social distancing. 
  • Mayor Bob Denner releaed a statement to Residents on March 20. His statement can be read here. 

Further details can be found here.  The City will be monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates on the website and the Facebook page. We want to urge City residents to Stay Home and Stay Safe during this time. 

March 24, 2020 State of Michigan Call for Donations
With many hospitals throughout Michigan facing potential shortages of face masks and other essential medical supplies and personal protective equipment, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called upon Michiganders and businesses to donate items needed most by hospitals and medical providers.  The most critical needs at this time include: 

  • Hospital Gowns 
  • Ventilators
  • Sanitizer (Hand / Wipe)
  • Gloves  
  • Surgical Masks
  • Masks N95-N100
  • No-Touch Thermometers 

Donations can be directed to the Michigan Community Service Commission at COVID19donations@michigan.gov or 517-335-4295.  More details can be found here. 

March 23, 2020 Update

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Earlier today, Governor Whitmer signed  the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.  For more information on the State of Michigan's response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visit the State website here or reach out to Wayne County COVID-19 Info Line: 2-1-1 or (734) 287-7870 or Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Info line: (888) 535-6136. 

March 16th, 2020 Update

15 days
The White House and the Federal Government have advised new guidelines on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The President and the Coronavirus Task Force have laid out steps we can all take to help slow the spread over the next fifteen days. 

What you need to know about the virus, how it spreads, its symptoms, prevention of the virus, and its treatment is accessible on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS:                                          

Public Safety Non-Emergency

  (313) 822-7400

City Hall

  (313) 822-6200

Department of Public Works

  (313) -822-5100

Parks and Recreation

  (313) 822-2812

Municipal Court

  (313) 822-3535


BEAUMONT OF GROSSE POINTE & HARPER WOODS UPDATES:
March 21, 2020 Beaumont Hospital Update
Beaumont Hospital is asking for donations of personal protective equipment to keep doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff safe. 
Donation bins will be located outside the main entrance of the  Beaumont Service Center at 26901 Beaumont Blvd in Southfield through Saturday, March 28. Community members will be able to drive up and place needed supplies and materials in the bins 24/7.  This is the only location where Beaumont will accept COVID-19 donations. Click here for donation guidelines. 
For any donation related questions, please contact The Beaumont Health Foundation:  947-522-0100, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On March 18, 2020 Beaumont Hospital of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods provided new guidelines for Coronavirus self-screening and the curbside screening guidelines: 
Click here of updated self-screening guidelines
Click here for updated curbside screening guidelines
If you have any questions related to these new guidelines, contact the Beaumont Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-592-4784 or visit their website

THE HELM AT THE BOLL LIFE CENTER UPDATES:
The Helm's Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement Updated March 18th, 2020 
If you need any other information regarding The Helm, please call them 313-882-9600 or visit The Helm website, www.helmlife.org. 

MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL UPDATES: 
March 18, 2020: Michigan Attorney General Consumer Alert - Coronavirus Online Scam 
March 19, 2020: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an urgent reminder to be aware of scammers spoofing numbers from local public health departments. 

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