We all need something we can lean on, and if you want it, you can lean on this pandemic resources roundup. We welcome suggested additions in a comment below or on our social media.
Meals for students
This state Department of Education map of places to get a grab-and-go meal for kids out of school is updated twice daily.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District lists 58 schools that are food pickup sites for any child, enrolled or not. Breakfasts are handed out weekdays from 8-10:30 a.m. and sack lunches are served from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lesson sheets also are available.
Detroit restaurant 'carryout zones'
Curb areas are marked outside nearly 30 restaurants, listed here, for pickup of orders placed online or by phone. The list is expected to grow.
Detroit homework hotline
(833) 466-3978 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. weekdats. Academic resources also are here.
Two-page fact sheet | Toolkit for claimants
Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency phone lines unavailable due to volume | Office lobbies open only by apponitment
Drive-up virus tests
Available daily at 8 Beaumont Health sites: 6 a.m.-2 a.m. in Dearborn, Royal Oak and Troy; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in Grosse Pointe, Farmington Hills, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne.
“This limited screening is only for patients who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Please try to call ahead to Beaumont’s COVID-19 hotline, (800) 592-4784, or your physician's office before attempting to get screened."
► Beaumont Health: (800) 592-4784
► State Health Department: (888) 535-6136 or email questions to COVID19@michigan.gov | Newsletter signup: Michigan.gov/Coronavirus
► Oakland County: (248) 858-1000
► Macomb County: (586) 463-3750
► Wayne County: (734) 287-7870
► Henry Ford Health System: (313) 874-1055
► Detroit Medical Center: (888) DMC-3370
► Ascension St. John Hospital: (833) 978-0649
► Centers for Disease Control: (800) 232-4636 | Protect yourself | Symptoms | What To Do If You're Sick
Give blood (Red Cross)
(800) 733-2767 | Make appointment | Via Amazon Alexa, say "Blood Scheduling Skill"
Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a concentration of 60% to 95% ethanol or isopropanol.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Limit time outside the home even if you're not sick, as you may have the virus and not show symptoms.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve — not your hands. Trash the tissue.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; the virus can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 3 days on stainless steel and plastic.
Clean and disinfect goods entering the home. Produce can be washed with soap and water or misted with a diluted bleach solution (one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water).