Detroit COVID-19 Response – Updates for 3/27/2020 #motownmom

Confirmed Michigan cases – 3657
Confirmed Detroit cases – 1075
This information is updated daily at 2 p.m., with COVID-19 results included as of 10 a.m.
** Effective March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21) went into effect and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Click here for a summary of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.****
Per the Order
You Can
  • Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions
  • Engage in outdoor activities like, walking, hiking or biking
  • Go to the hospital or travel to receive necessary medical care for yourself or a loved one
  • Fill your car with gas
  • Return to Michigan to a home or residence from outside the state
  • Leave the state for a home or residence elsewhere
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian for necessary medical care
You May Not
  • Leave your house to work unless your employer has designated you a critical infrastructure worker
  • Participate in any public gatherings
  • Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home or residential care facilities (with limited exceptions)
  • Go to the mall or restaurants
City expands meal distribution at Recreation Centers
Many of Detroit’s children rely on their schools to provide daily meals. Since schools closed 2 weeks ago, the City of Detroit and its Dept. of Recreation has provided nearly 30,000 meals to Detroit children.
Starting Monday, we’re adding 3 additional recreation centers to our curbside food distribution program, and increasing the number of meals we’re serving to ensure we’re meeting the need in our community.
Meal pick-up will be provided at the following City Recreation Centers (MON-FRI 8:30-1:30PM):
  • Adams Butzel Recreation Center, 10500 Lyndon
  • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 E. Outer Drive
  • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort Street
  • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere starting March 30
Meals pick up will be provided at the following City recreation centers (TUES, WEDS, FRI 8:30-1:30PM):
  • Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser 
  • Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon
This move will allow the City of Detroit to serve nearly 40,000 meals to Detroit children every week.  You can find a complete listing of places where Detroit children, families, and seniors can pick up meals and groceries on the City’s website at
***Drive Up COVID-19 testing is now available, a doctor’s prescription is requited.***
Coalition of City, 3 Counties, 3 Health Systems Open Regional Drive Up COVID-19 testing site
  • Testing will begin Friday at Joe Dumars Field House at Michigan State Fairgrounds
  • Site will have capacity to conduct 400 tests per day, 14,400 over six-week period
  • Appointments to be taken starting today, testing begins Friday
  • Doctor’s prescription required to be tested
Four hundred people per day will be able to start getting tested on Friday for COVID-19 at a new drive up testing center thanks to a unique coalition of Southeastern Michigan governments and health care systems.
Testing will be done Monday-Saturday, 7 AM – 6 PM at the State Fairgrounds in Detroit, starting this Friday. 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 Bioreference Labs 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.
How the CCCN Drive-thru testing site will work
  • Between March 27 and May 8, the site will perform 14,400 tests, which will be conducted by appointment only, based on referrals from doctors.
  • During this six-week period, the site will operate from 7 AM until 6 PM Monday thru Saturday starting Friday, March 27. It will operate until May 8.
  • The entrance will be off of W. State Fair.
Who can go to the CCCN drive thru testing site?
  • Only individuals who have received a testing order from their physician and scheduled an appointment with the CCCN call center can get tested.
  • COVID-19 testing will be available to any resident of the tri-county region (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County)
  • Individuals who do not have an appointment and a physician order will not be tested.
There are two ways a person can be scheduled for an appointment:
    1. A physician schedules an appointment for a patient and calls in a prescription to the call center, or,
    2. An individual must receive a written prescription from a physician, schedule an appointment with the call center, and bring their prescription to the testing location.
How do I schedule an appointment with the CCCN call center?
  • Call the CCCN call center at 313-230-0505 to schedule your drive-thru testing appointment. Appointments are scheduled up to one week in advance.
  • The call center is open Monday through Sunday 9am – 7pm.
  • The appointment scheduling process for physicians includes:
  1. Patient arrives at their doctor’s office presenting COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Doctor evaluates patient for COVID-19 and determines whether the patient should receive testing.
  3. If the doctor determines that COVID-19 testing is needed, the doctor writes a prescription for the test.
  4. While the patient is still present, the doctor’s office calls the CCCN call center with the prescription information and schedules an appointment for the patient at the drive thru.
  5. The doctor’s office provides the patient with their drive-thru appointment date, time, and location and instructs them to bring their state issued or another form of valid ID.
  • The appointment scheduling process for an individual includes:
  1. Patient arrives at their doctor’s office presenting COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Doctor evaluates patient for COVID-19 and determines whether the patient should receive testing.
  3. If the doctor determines that COVID-19 testing is needed, the doctor writes a prescription for the test.
  4. The patient calls the CCCN call center with their written prescription information and schedules their appointment at the drive thru.
  5. The patient arrives at the drive-thru appointment with their state issued or another form of valid ID and their written prescription.
If you suspect you have COVID-19
If you are feeling sick please stay at home and call your primary care doctor or local hospital hotline (see list below)
  • 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:
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Confusion
    • Weakness
    • Chest pain
  • 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:
    • Contact your primary care physician by phone (don’t go unannounced) or
    • Seek a telemedicine evaluation or
    • Contact a regional hotline
  • If you have a cough WITHOUT difficulty breathing AND no chronic medical conditions*
    • Drink fluids
    • Take over the counter remedies for fever and mild discomfort (e.g., Tylenol)
    • Stay at home and try and stay at least six feet away from others without symptoms
*Chronic medical conditions include: diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer or heart disease.
Hospital Emergency Rooms are still open for emergency medical care. For all other ambulatory care or office appointments, please call the location to get up-to-date information on hours and scheduling an appointment.
There will be continued updates to the public with additional regional resources as they become available. You can find a list of available hospital services on the city of Detroit’s website.
Detroit Health Department Hotline
Call the Detroit Health Department at (313) 876-4000 for guidance on next steps if you are:
  • A healthcare provider with a possible COVID-19 positive patient
  • An individual who suspects they have COVID-19
The call center is operational 24 hours a day. For additional information, visit
Hospitals across the area have set up special hotlines for the coronavirus questions. Details on each are below:
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – 888-535-6136
  • Ascension – 833-978-0649
  • Beaumont Health – 800-592-478
  • Henry Ford Health System – 313-874-7500
MEDC/DEGC to provide covid-19 relief funds to detroit small businesses
· Fund open to small businesses with fewer than 50 employees
· Eligible businesses can receive up to $10,000
· Fund part of MEDC initiative to provide Michigan small businesses $20 million in grants and loan assistance
· Online applications for Detroit businesses to open next week; grants to be distributed by mid-April

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