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.

** Sign Up Now for Vaccine Updates **
Follow these steps to receive updates regarding the vaccine rollout: 

1) Sign up for Birmingham's Citywide Email list at www.bhamgov.org/citywideemail
2) Register for the City's Nixle emergency alert system at www.nixle.com or simply send a text message with the zip code 48009 to 888777.

3) Visit www.OaklandCountyVaccine.com and complete the 'Save Your Spot' form. Register for updates from the Oakland County Health Department by texting OAKGOV COVID to 468311.

The City will send updates as information becomes available.





STATE OF MICHIGAN INFORMATION  - Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 – Gatherings and Face Mask Order

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.



Infographics from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 


Indoor Dining Guidelines as of March 5, 2021

Mask Up, Mask Right
The state of Michigan has announced they will distribute 3.5 million KN95 face coverings at no cost to residents as part of the state’s masking campaign. Free KN95 masks provided by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) will be distributed by community organizations, including local MDHSS offices, health departments and Area Agency on Aging offices. Residents who need masks may pick one up from partner sites across the state. Find a distribution site at Michigan.gov/MaskUpMichigan or call the State's COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136. Download the State's FAQ about face coverings here.
Mask Up

Understanding the Vaccine Phases

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for prioritization of distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines for adults. CDC recommendations are based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This federal advisory committee is made up of medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of vaccines in the United States.
The CDC and ACIP have defined populations for different vaccination phases:
Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well as residents of long-term care facilities.
Phase 1B includes frontline essential workers and individuals 75 years of age and older.
Phase 1C includes other essential workers, persons 65 to 74 years of age, and individuals 16 to 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions.
Phase 2 is a mass vaccination campaign for all persons age 16 years or older.

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Getting Ready for Flu Season

Beaumont's Guide: Is it COVID-19 or Something Else?



COVID-19 Economic Relief Program - Earlier this year, the Birmingham City Commission approved economic assistance measures and operational initiatives to assist the community. The City worked to identify measures that will make a positive economic impact while helping the community to feel safe. Download the complete list of economic relief initiatives here.

City Measures

The City of Birmingham has the following measures in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus: 

  1. 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. 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.
  2. Parking Update: Enjoy free parking in the City’s parking structures through March 31, 2021. Hand sanitizer stations are available 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 March 31, 2021.  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.  
  3. 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.  
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Baldwin Library  has returned to Curbside Service and is closed for in-person visits . Please visit their website for further details at www.baldwinlib.org.
Access the City's COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan - December 7, 2020 here.

Mayor's Messages
Follow this link
 to view messages regarding COVID-19 from Birmingham Mayor Pierre Boutros .

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

Recreational Facilities
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

Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Learn more at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams.

Federal Stimulus Payments - Scam Warning

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.

20 Things to do at Home
Though stay home orders are lifted, it's still fun to explore new ideas for family activities at home. Check out these ideas for something new to do with your family. Learn about the City's public art with home activities here.


Community resources

Birmingham Events & Activities Update
Events may be altered or cancelled to keep everyone safe in a COVID environment.

Free Parking in Structures Plus Free 2-Hour Valet
Enjoy free parking in all of our structures through March 31, 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.

Community Resources
  • 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 noc@oakgov.com.
  • 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

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: 

Monday & Thursday from 8am - 9am.
Birmingham Farmers Market - The Birmingham Farmers Market is located in Public Parking Lot 6 at 660 North Old Woodward and is open Sundays from 9 a.m. - noon with a  drive-through format.  Cars drive through Public Parking Lot 6 with exact change to pick up baskets of fresh produce that will be placed into their vehicles. Visit www.AllinBirmingham.com/FarmersMarket for details.


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
Please see below for places of worship that offer counseling or other assistance to the Birmingham community. If you are a faith-based organization providing services to the Birmingham area and would like to be added to this list, please call Marianne Gambo at (248) 530-1812.

 Faith Based Organizations Support Services
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/michigancaresFREE 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  
»  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/ 

Business information

Please visit the Birmingham Shopping District's COVID-19 page for small business information. 

Employment Information

  • 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. 




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. 

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-19 Symptoms
COVID Fact Sheet
Keeping the Workplace Safe
Stop the Spread of Germs  

Mayor's Messages 

Previous Mayor's Message Video Transcripts

COVID-19 Updates from the City

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