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.

If you need help, we're here for you. Please contact our COVID-19 hotline at 248-530-1805 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


RESIDENTS 

MAYOR'S MESSAGES

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

 
BUSINESS INFORMATION

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION 

STATE OF MICHIGAN INFORMATION

OAKLAND COUNTY INFORMATION

CDC INFORMATION


Residents

City Measures

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

1. All City board and committee meetings will be canceled through April 5 and this action will be reassessed at that time.

2. City offices will continue to service the public, however, access to the Municipal Building, the Department of Public Services and the Fire Stations will be restricted to scheduled meetings only. The public is 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.

3. 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.

4. The Birmingham Museum will be closed to the public through April 5 and all programs are being canceled. City staff will be available via phone or email to assist you.

5. The Birmingham Ice Arena will be closed to the public through April 5 and all scheduled programs and classes will be canceled. City staff will be available via phone or email to assist you.

6. The Baldwin Library is closed to the public until further notice. All Library programs have been cancelled through May 15. Please visit their website for further details at www.baldwinlib.org.

Non-Emergency COVID-19 Hotline (248) 530-1805
Have a non-emergency question about current conditions pertaining to the Coronavirus? The City's COVID-19 hotline can help. Residents may use the hotline for information about City and County COVID-19 resources. Elderly and immunocompromised individuals are encouraged to use the hotline to request assistance with essential functions. Call 248-530-1805, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Restaurants Open for Take-out or Delivery
Many of your favorite Birmingham restaurants offer take-out or delivery. Per Gov. Whitmer's most recent executive order 2020-21, restaurant carry-out is still allowed. View a complete list of restaurants offering take-out at www.AllinBirmingham.com/takeout.

Stay Home Stay Safe Flier - Follow these guidelines from the CDC and remember to stay home and stay safe.

Local Stats on COVID-19
Oakland County Map of Cases by Zip Code

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

Combating Price Gouging - (877) 765-8388: Effective Monday, March 16, until Monday, April 13, Michigan is cracking down on businesses and individuals that engage in price gouging on consumer food items, emergency supplies, and other goods and materials. Residents are urged to report any price gouging or other violations of the Consumer Protection Act online by clicking here or by calling (877) 765-8388.

Family Preparedness Workbook
The City of Birmingham's Family Preparedness Workbook helps prepare residents for a wide range of disasters or emergencies.


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. Callers may also email them at 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.

  • YMCA providing Free Grab and Go Meals for children and young adults
  • The Birmingham School District is offering meals to students. Learn more on their website.
  • Common Ground Resource & Crisis Helpline: 800-231-1127
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
  • Crisis Text Line: 741-741 
  • 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 


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
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 Tiffany Gunter at 248-309-2040.

 Faith Based Organizations Support Services
Places of Worship  Phone Calls (Encouragement)  Supplying Basic Needs (where possible)  Accepting Donations 
Contact                                                           
First Baptist Church of Birmingham  Yes  Yes  Yes Scott Runyon
810-229-0668
Birmingham First -United Methodist Congregation  Yes    

Pastors on Call 24/7

248-408-0038

Birmingham First -United Methodist Congregation    Yes  Yes 248-646-1200                             
office@fumcbirmingham.org       
 First Presbyterian Birmingham  Yes*    Yes Rev. Bethany Peerbolte
248-905-1087
Holy Name Church  Yes  Yes  Yes
(248) 646-2244 x 307
 St. James Birmingham  Yes*    Yes Christine Fentress-Gannon
810-417-1055
 St. Regis Catholic Church  Yes    Yes Rev. David Buersmeyer
248-646-2686


























*Children, youth and young adult support

Business information

Oakland County Small Business Stabilization Fund
Oakland County is offering a $3 million small business stabilization fund to provide immediate help for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more on their website.

A lot of information has been provided to businesses on how to navigate this ever-changing situation. We'd like to recommend a couple of websites that have done a good job synthesizing the most important resources:
 
1. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation's website has information from various organizations like the Small Business Administration (SBA) and also Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC link has several good webinars that we recommend you watch. Scroll through the entire MEDC website as there is a lot of information available to read.
 
 
2. Additionally, Oakland County has compiled a list of information and resources that can be found at:
 


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. 

STATE OF MICHIGAN



OAKLAND COUNTY


CDC



If you are Sick or Caring for Someone
CDC COVID-19 Webpage
About COVID
COVID-19 Symptoms
COVID Fact Sheet
Keeping the Workplace Safe
Stop the Spread of Germs