We understand this is a challenging time for many Birmingham residents. Below we have compiled trusted resources you might find helpful from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Michigan, the Oakland County Health Division and more.
City of Birmingham officials are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and working with public health officials from Oakland County, the State of Michigan, and Federal agencies for best practices for protection against potential exposure. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to keep our community safe.
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COVID-19 Economic Relief Program - The Birmingham City Commission recently approved economic assistance measures and operational initiatives to assist the community in the anticipated reopening of the State in the coming weeks. The City worked to identify measures that will make a positive economic impact while helping the community to feel safe as people re-engage in activities such as visiting a park or heading downtown to shop or dine. Download the complete list of economic relief initiatives here.
The City of Birmingham has the following measures in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
- Upcoming regularly scheduled meetings for the City of Birmingham may be conducted virtually (online and/or by phone) until further notice, due to health concerns surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19 under the Governor of Michigan’s Executive Orders. You can also watch many City meetings on your local cable access channel and by web streaming as was done previously. Find information about upcoming virtual meetings at www.bhamgov.org/participate.
Parking Update: Enjoy free parking in the City’s parking structures through December 31, 2020. Hand sanitizer stations are being installed throughout the City’s parking structures. In addition, to help reduce financial burdens for employees, monthly permit holders may pay a one-time reduced fee of $100 by November 30, 2020 to retain their status as a monthly parker through December 31, 2020. The City has allocated funds to aggressively promote and develop marketing to increase awareness and adoption of the ParkMobile parking application, which enables contact-free parking. With the stay home order now lifted, fees for on-street parking resumed on June 8, 2020.
City offices continue to service the public, however the Municipal Building and Department of Public Services remain closed as we prepare to engage with the public. Forms and payments may be submitted 24/7 via the drop box located behind City Hall. As part of the City's operational relief efforts, most City forms, applications and payment submissions are also available at www.bhamgov.org/formsandpayments. Residents are encouraged to contact any department requiring assistance via phone or email. Visit www.bhamgov.org/contacts to view a list of departmental contact numbers for services needed.
- Any documents that need to be provided to the City can be dropped off at the Police Department entrance on the East side of the Municipal Building on Pierce Street.
- The Birmingham Museum is closed to the public and all programs are canceled. City staff will be available via phone or email to assist you.
- The Birmingham Ice Arena is closed to the public for the remainder of the season. All scheduled programs, classes and the Ice Show have been cancelled. City staff will be available via phone or email to assist you.
- The Baldwin Library is in the process of a phased reopening. Please visit their website for further details at www.baldwinlib.org.
Follow this link to view messages regarding COVID-19 from Birmingham Mayor Pierre Boutros .
Restaurants Open for Take-out or Delivery
If you're not comfortable dining in, please note many Birmingham restaurants offer take-out or delivery. View a complete list of restaurants offering take-out at www.AllinBirmingham.com/takeout.
With the easing of restrictions by the State and Oakland County, City playgrounds, basketball courts and skate park are open. Other recreational facilities that remain open in Birmingham include Lincoln Hills and Springdale Golf Courses, the Lincoln Hills Dog Park and tennis courts. Hand sanitizer stations are in place at all parks, and regular cleaning occurs at all playgrounds and site furnishings in City parks.
Local Stats on COVID-19
Oakland County Map of Cases by Zip Code
The Attorney General’s office is reminding anyone who receives a text, email or phone call from someone claiming to be from the government with a check for them — DO NOT FALL FOR IT. These fake phishing scams will likely ask for a person’s bank account information and insist $1,000 or more will be deposited directly into his or her bank account. Personal information should not be given to anyone unless the provider of that information is absolutely certain of the identity of the person requesting it. For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the federal stimulus payment and specific disbursement details, only visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
Family Preparedness Workbook
The City of Birmingham's Family Preparedness Workbook helps prepare residents for a wide range of disasters or emergencies.
Birmingham Events & Activities Update
Events may be altered or cancelled to keep everyone safe in a COVID environment.
Birmingham Farmers Market, Sundays May through October: The drive-through market is going strong in Public Parking Lot 6 with changes in place to keep farmers, shoppers and staff safe. Learn more at www.AllinBirmingham.com/FarmersMarket.
In the Park Summer Concerts: The 2020 In the Park Summer Concert series has been canceled.
Birmingham Movie Nights: The 2020 Birmingham Movie Night events have been canceled.
Birmingham Village Fair: The Birmingham Village Fair has been canceled.
Art Birmingham: The Art Birmingham art fair has been canceled.
Birmingham Hometown Parade: The Celebrate Birmingham Hometown parade has been canceled.
Birmingham Cruise Event: The 2020 Birmingham Cruise Event has been canceled. While we understand cruisers will continue to drive throughout the Woodward corridor, there will be no official event, tents or live entertainment. We encourage you to avoid congregating along Woodward and be mindful of social distancing guidelines. Let's all do our part to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Common Ground’s Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair: The Birmingham Street Art Fair has been canceled.
- Information from the Birmingham Public Schools regarding COVID-19.
- Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services COVID-19 Hotline - 888-535-6136, 7 days per week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Email: COVID19@michigan.gov. Emails will be answered 7 days per week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Next Senior Center Services (you do not have to be a member to receive these services):
Support Services - Medical equipment loans will be available, phones answered and voicemails returned.
Outreach - Well-check phone calls to simply touch base.
SMART bus transportation is running for appointments to high priority destinations. Please call 2-3 days in advance to schedule a ride.
Meals on Wheels will continue to provide meals to current clients. If you would like to sign up to receive meals in the future, call 248-203-5270.
Ensure – Next has a large supply of Ensure for those who need additional nutritional support.
Contact Next at (248) 203-5270.
- The Birmingham School District is offering meals to students. Learn more on their website.
- MDHHS Mental Health Hotline: The MDHHS has launched a statewide hotline for Michiganders whose mental health has been impacted by COVID-19. The hotline operates seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Residents can reach the hotline at 888-733-7753.
- https://www.headspace.com/mi - Guided meditations, at home mindful workouts, sleep assistance and content to help kids with anxiety.
- Balancing Work and Family During COVID-19 - Article provided by http://raisethemwell.org/
- Common Ground Resource & Crisis Helpline: 800-231-1127
- HAVEN: For victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming. 24-HR CRISIS & SUPPORT: 248-334-1274. TOLL-FREE CRISIS LINE: 877-922-1274
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: 741-741
- United Way Helpline: Talk to a community care advocate by dialing 2-1-1 to find referrals for food, shelter, medical assistance and more.
- Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline: 510-839-8900
- Narcotics Anonymous Hotline - Michigan: 800-230-4085
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-989-5990
- Oakland County Sheriff Rides for Recovery Program, people 18 or older with addiction issues call 248-858-4911 to obtain a ride to Oakland County Community Health Crisis Center.
- Oakland County Nurse on Call Hotline – (800) 848-5533: Oakland County residents who believe that they should be tested for COVID-19 exposure should contact their healthcare provider. However, those without a healthcare provider or who do not know whether their symptoms warrant contacting a doctor’s office can call the Nurse on Call hotline or e-mail the nurses on call at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Oakland County COVID-19 Hotline - (248) 858-1000
- Oakland County Drive-Thru Testing
Pharmacies Providing Free Prescription Delivery Service
The following Pharmacies offer FREE prescription delivery. Please note, exceptions may include certain types of medication or insurance policy limitations.
|Pharmacy||Address||Phone Number||Free Prescription Delivery|
|Kroger Pharmacy||685 E. Maple Road||(248) 723-1156||Yes|
|CVS Pharmacy||444 S. Old Woodward||(248) 647-0790||Yes|
|CVS Pharmacy||33877 Woodward Avenue||(248) 644-3214||Yes|
|Walgreens Pharmacy||34300 Woodward Ave||(248) 593-8450||Yes|
|Rite Aid Pharmacy||597 S Adams Road||(248) 647-4470||Yes|
|Mills Pharmacy||1744 W Maple Road||(248) 644-5060||Yes|
Monday & Thursday from 8am - 9am.
Grocery Pickup or Delivery
Kroger - Learn about delivery options (dependent upon staff availability) by calling (248) 723-1151. Hours for seniors and individuals at high risk: Mon, Wed, Fri from 7am-8am.
Papa Joe’s - Learn about curbside pickup and home delivery options by calling (248) 723-9400. Dedicated senior shopping:
Medical Office Open for COVID-19 Testing and Care Unrelated to COVID-19
Meadowbrook Urgent Care P.C.
Address: 33722 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday. Weekends 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: (248) 919-4900
Those with COVID-related symptoms can now get tested without a prescription. In-patient care is also available for non-COVID medical appointments.
|Places of Worship||Phone Calls (Encouragement)||Supplying Basic Needs (where possible)||Accepting Donations||
|First Baptist Church of Birmingham||Yes||Yes||Yes||Scott Runyon
|Birmingham First -United Methodist Congregation||Yes||
Pastors on Call 24/7
|Birmingham First -United Methodist Congregation||Yes||Yes||248-646-1200
|First Presbyterian Birmingham||Yes*||Yes||Rev. Bethany Peerbolte
|Holy Name Church||Yes||Yes||Yes||
(248) 646-2244 x 307
|St. James Birmingham||Yes*||Yes||Christine Fentress-Gannon
|St. Regis Catholic Church||Yes||Yes||Rev. David Buersmeyer
*Children, youth and young adult support
Resources for Parents
There are many great online learning tools available at a discounted rate or free during this time:
» Michiganvirtual.org/michigancares - FREE digital lessons designed to help students in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being.
»Ideas to Keep Your Child Healthy in a Natural Way - Article provided by StopNDD.org
» Khan Academy
» Epic (Ages 4-12)
» Story Time From Space (Ages 6-13)
» KidLit (Ages 5-18)
» Cosmic Kids Yoga (3+)
» Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (All Ages)
» Baldwin Public Library Virtual Story Times for Children - www.baldwinlib.org/storytime
» More resources can be found at www.fatherly.com/love-money/best-online-education-classes-children-coronavirus/
COVID-19 Economic Relief Program - On Monday, May 11, the Birmingham City Commission approved economic assistance measures and operational initiatives to assist the community in the anticipated reopening of the State in the coming weeks. The City worked to identify measures that will make a positive economic impact while helping the community to feel safe as people re-engage in activities such as visiting a park or heading downtown to shop or dine. Download the complete list of economic relief initiatives here.
Statewide platform to connect Michigan employers with PPE producers, suppliers as non-essential businesses begin to re-open
MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) Grants Available for Small Employers
A lot of information has been provided to businesses on how to navigate this ever-changing situation. We'd like to recommend a few websites that have done a good job synthesizing the most important resources:
3. Small Business Association of Michigan also has compiled useful information and resources: https://www.sbam.org
4. ICSC (International Conference of Shopping Centers): https://www.icsc.com/coronavirus/small-business-resources
- Claiming Unemployment Benefits In Michigan COVID-19 Guide: If you become unemployed, you may qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. View this document for more information and a helpful guide in filing a claim.
- Unemployment Insurance - (866) 500-0017: Due to COVID-19, Michigan has expanded eligibility for unemployment insurance. If you or someone you know has lost their job due to this pandemic, they can apply here of call 866-500-0017. There are resources available to ensure you get the help you need during this uncertain time.
STATE OF MICHIGAN
- Michigan Launches Dozens of Free COVID-19 Test Sites Statewide
- MDHHS Emergency Order Updating Gathering Definitions, Capacity Restrictions, Mask Requirements, and Worker Protections
- Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-186
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-183
- School-Related Outbreak Reporting
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-177
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-176 (Executive Order No. 2020-176 FAQ)
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-165
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-160
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-154
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-151
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-147
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-143
- MI Safe Schools: Michigan's 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-129
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-127
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-129
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-115
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-110
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-100
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-96
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-77
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-70
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-59 Executive Order 2020-59 FAQ
- MDHHS COVID-19 test site finder
- Governor Whitmer Executive Order No. 2020-42 Executive Order 2020-42 FAQs
- Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year
- Gov. Whitmer Executive Order 2020-21 (Suspend Non-Essential Activities)
- Additional Information on Executive Order 2020-21 FAQ's
- AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations
- Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Michigan - COVID-19 Guide
- Governor Whitmer Announces SBA Loans Now Available for Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
- Michigan Department of Education Launches Online Map to Find Meals for Children During School Closures
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies
- Gov. Whitmer bans all gathering over 250 people until April 5
- Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Webpage
- Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - Frequently Asked Questions
- Oakland County "Safe for School" Hotline
- Oakland County Community & Home Improvement COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage & Utility Relief Program
- Oakland Together Small Business Recovery Grant
- Oakland County Rental Assistance Program - eligible citizens could receive up to three months of past-due rent, mortgage and utilities due to COVID-19 hardships.
- Oakland County tracks coronavirus cases by zip code in new map
- Drive-Thru Testing is Now Available to all Oakland County Residents by Appointment
- Oakland County Drive-Thru Testing
- Oakland County Map of Cases by Zip Code
- Emergency Order Closing All Indoor & Outdoor Playground Equipment
- Oakland County COVID-19 Homepage
- Oakland County Offers Text Updates For Residents on COVID-19
- Oakland County Health Department Webpage
- Oakland County Health Department - Cover Your Cough
- Oakland County Health Department - Disinfecting Fact Sheet
- Oakland County Health Department - Fact Sheet
- Oakland County Health Department - General Public Toolkit
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
If you are Sick or Caring for Someone
CDC COVID-19 Webpage
COVID Fact Sheet
Keeping the Workplace Safe
Stop the Spread of Germs
Previous Mayor's Message Video Transcripts
- COVID-19 Update 17 Script
- COVID-19 Update 16 Script
- COVID-19 Update 15 Script
- COVID-19 Update 14 Script
- COVID-19 Update 13 Script
- COVID -19 Update 12 Script
- COVID-19 Update 11 Script
- COVID-19 Update 10 Script
- COVID-19 Update 9 Script
- COVID-19 Update 8 Script
- COVID-19 Update 7 Script
- COVID-19 Update 6 Script
- COVID-19 Update 5 Script
- COVID-19 Update 4 Script
- COVID-19 Update 3 Script
- COVID-19 Update 2 Script
- COVID-19 Update 1 Script
Parking Incentives Continue in Birmingham - August 5, 2020
Understanding Michigan's New Mask Rules - July 14, 2020
Parking Incentives Continue in Birmingham - June 25, 2020
City Enhances Ability to Serve You with Online Forms & Payments - June 23, 2020
City's COVID-19 Resources - We're Still Here for You - June 16, 2020
Tips for Reengaging with Restaurants and Retailers - June 9, 2020
Mayor's Message - June 5, 2020
Parking Update from Birmingham - June 5, 2020
Outdoor Recreational Facilities Opening Soon - June 4, 2020
Understanding the New Executive Order - June 2, 2020
Mayor's Message - May 29, 2020
City's COVID-19 Resources plus Top Q&A - May 28, 2020
Mayor's Message- May 22, 2020
City Meetings and Events Update - May 21, 2020
Find Help with Community Resource Listing - May 19, 2020
Mayor's Message - May 15, 2020
City COVID-19 Resources and Q&A - May 14, 2020
Your City is Here for You with Economic Relief Program - May 12, 2020
Mayor's Message - May 8, 2020
Things to Do from Home - May 5, 2020
Mayor's Message - May 1, 2020
Understanding Executive Order 2020-59 - April 30, 2020
City Meetings & Events Update - April 28, 2020
Community Resources - April 24, 2020
City COVID Resources - April 23, 2020
City Services Message - April 22, 2020
Social Distancing Guidelines - April 21, 2020
Lawn Mowing FAQ - April 20,2020
Mayor's Message - April 17, 2020
Reminder: The City is Here with COVID-19 Hotline - April 15, 2020
Executive Order FAQ - April 13, 2020
Mayor's Message - April 9, 2020
COVID Website, Hotline, and Community Resources - April 8, 2020
Mayor's Message - April 7, 2020
Mayor's Message - April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Community Hotline - April 3, 2020
April Around Town e-Newletter - April 1, 2020
Mayor's Message - March 27, 2020
Next Services for Seniors - March 26, 2020
Hotline Promotion - March 24, 2020
Mayor's Message - March 23, 2020
Playgrounds Closed - March 21, 2020
Mayor's Message - March 20, 2020
Mayor's Message - March 19, 2020
City Coronavirus Measures - March 16, 2020