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.
OAKLAND COUNTY INFORMATION - Oakland County Health Division COVID-19 Vaccine Information Text OAKGOV COVID to 468311 for updates on COVID-19 vaccine appointment information from the County.
COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE CITY
Ascension Michigan is now offering walk-in vaccine appointments for Michigan residents ages 16 and older at the Southfield Municipal Complex Pavilion. Download the event flyer for more information.
Infographics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
COVID-19 Economic Relief Incentives
Last year, the City worked to identify measures that made a positive economic impact while helping the community to feel safe as they re-engaged in activities such as visiting a park or heading downtown to shop or dine. City leaders revisited some of these initiatives during their March 8, 2021 meeting and determined the following measures will remain in place:
- Temporary signage relating to hours of operation, pick-up and delivery services and specials offered during the pandemic may continue through July 1, 2021 for businesses that adhere to specified requirements.
- Temporary COVID-19 Off-Season Outdoor Dining Standards that permit food and drink establishments to operate expanded off-season outdoor dining areas in accordance with established temporary COVID-19 standards through June 30, 2021 (businesses with existing permits set to expire March 31, 2021 must reapply for a permit for the period between March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021).
- Waived parking fees for monthly permit parking holders and all other fees in parking structures until June 30, 2021.
Other measures established last year that remain in place include: waived e-check fees for online payments through June 30, 2021; online forms and payments; access to BS&A public records; hand sanitizer stations in all parking structures and high pedestrian traffic areas; and dedicated curbside pick-up locations for restaurants and retailers.
The City of Birmingham has the following measures in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:
- On Monday, March 22, the City Commission approved a resolution to declare a local state of emergency so that virtual meetings may continue. All City meetings will be held virtually until further notice. This will be reevaluated as the pandemic continues. Learn how to participate in upcoming virtual meetings at www.bhamgov.org/participate. You may also watch many City meetings on your local cable access channel and by web streaming on the City's Vimeo channel.
- Parking Update: Enjoy free parking in the City’s parking structures, plus waived parking fees for monthly permit parking holders through June 30, 2021. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the City’s parking structures.
- City offices continue to service the public, however the Municipal Building and Department of Public Services remain closed. 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 Baldwin Library has returned to Curbside Service and is now open for grab & go visits . Please visit their website for further details at www.baldwinlib.org.
Restaurants Open with Safe Dining Options
Many Birmingham restaurants offer curbside pickup, carry-out, outdoor dining and delivery. View a complete list of restaurants at www.AllinBirmingham.com/dine
City recreational facilities are open. 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
Learn more at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams.
Family Preparedness Workbook
The City of Birmingham's Family Preparedness Workbook helps prepare residents for a wide range of disasters or emergencies.
Free Parking in Structures
Enjoy free parking in all of our structures through June 30, 2021. Take advantage of hand sanitizer stations throughout the City’s parking structures (also throughout the downtown area and in city parks). Enjoy contact-free parking with the ParkMobile parking application. Simply pay for parking with your cell phone! To use the ParkMobile system, register for free at www.parkmobile.com.
- 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 is open and offering a variety of programs. Please look at the Next website for the most up to date information. www.BirminghamNext.org
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|
|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.
» Travel from home: 13 virtual museums and galleries to tour by Million Mile Secrets
»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
» Let’s Move: Staying Active for Kids by LadyBoss
» More resources can be found at www.fatherly.com/love-money/best-online-education-classes-children-coronavirus/
- 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
- Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order - Dec. 18, 2020
- Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order
- MI COVID Alert App
- MDHHS Extends Emergency Orders in Continued Effort to Contain Spread of COVID-19
- 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 Health Division COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- CARES Act Checks Totaling $530,000 to Veteran Service Organizations Hurt by COVID-19
- Grocery Delivery for Older Adults
- Oakland Together Restaurant Relief Program Give $10 Million Additional Boost to Local Businesses
- Oakland County Providing Free Home Delivery Grocery Service For Local Seniors To Limit Potential Exposure To COVID-19
- 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) 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.
CDC Guidance for Building Owners & Managers
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and many who continue to work from home, office buildings may sit vacant for quite some time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published important information for building owners to ensure the water is safe when buildings reopen.
According to the CDC, “Stagnant or standing water in a plumbing system can increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria. When water is stagnant, hot water temperatures can decrease to the Legionella growth range (77–108°F, 25–42°C).”
The CDC published tips to minimize Legionella risk before a business or building reopens. Tools from the CDC include: a Water Management Program Toolkit, training on Legionella Water Management Programs, water heater maintenance tips, guidance about flushing the water system, maintaining a water system, and more.
Visit http://bit.ly/cdcwatersystems to access this and more information from the CDC.
Information from the CDC:
Considerations for Restaurants and Bars
Community Organizations and Gatherings
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