Most, if not all, businesses have altered their business/services to try and meet the needs of the public while also mitigating Covid-19 risks. Best practice is to call ahead before making outings.
MARCH 28, 2020 — Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone who will go through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.
The Census Bureau continues to evaluate all 2020 Census field operations, and will communicate any further updates as soon as possible.
Community Action Agency
In alignment with the State of Emergency to contain COVID-10, Community Action Agency facilities in Jackson, Adrian and Hillsdale will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23rd. Staff will be working remotely to ensure that we are able to be responsive to the needs in our communities.
You can still reach our staff by calling our office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jackson – 517-784-4800
Lenawee – 517-263-7861
Hillsdale – 517-437-3346
Henry Ford Allegiance Healthcare
Housing Help of Lenawee
COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE
In response to Governor Whitmer’s “Stay home, Stay safe” order issued today, Housing Help of Lenawee will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 24th . At this time staff will still be in the office and will monitor the needs of the community to respond to needs as soon and safely as possible, however, the lobby will remain closed to the public. We are still providing all of our normal services but will be limiting contact to aid in following the Governor’s order. Please note that we will leave application packets on the shelf of our drop box to be picked up and completed for any new applicants as well as having our basic application and releases of information posted on our website. Applications and documentation can be returned via email, fax, or in the bottom of the drop box which is kept locked at all times.
Jackson County Health Department
COVID-19 Response UPDATE: In alignment with the State of Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” guidance in order to contain COVID-19, the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 24th. Staff will be working remotely to ensure they are able to be responsive to the needs and concerns of Jackson County residents. For further questions, please call:
JCHD main line – (517) 788-4420
WIC main line - (517) 788-4484
Follow on social media and website for further updates. www.mijackson.org/hd
Jackson Housing Commission
March 26, 2020 During this time of social distancing, the Jackson Housing Commission is conducting business and accepting phone calls. If you need to speak with Jackson Housing Commission staff, please call the numbers listed below during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm and someone will contact you, as soon as possible. Program participants and applicants may also submit documentation in the drop boxes located at each property during normal business hours.
YMCA is a collection and distribution site for personal hygiene, household and infant care items. What to lend a hand? Drop off new items 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. M-F at the loading dock of our downtown branch. Could you use a little help? Stop by their parking lot on Franklin St. between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. M-F. They have already received a number of donations, including infant formula and wipes, toothpaste and even toilet paper!
Lenawee Community Mental Health
In an effort to keep the people we serve, our staff and their family’s safe from the COVID-19 virus, we have reduced face to face contacts. If you are in need of services, please call our office at (517) 263-8905 or (800) 664-5005.
An Access Clinician will conduct a screening to determine if you have to be seen face to face. Most business, including assessments and some crises, can be handled over the phone or video. If you are unable to call or need to be seen face to face, we will conduct a health screening and will take necessary precautions prior to the appointment.
The COVID-19 pandemic is understandably creating an increase in anxiety and fear. This is a normal reaction to a worldwide crisis. We are here to help. Beginning Monday, March 23rd, we will be offering community groups to help you cope with the stress and anxiety. These groups are conducted via Zoom by a Master’s level clinician. They will be held every day at 10am and 2pm. You can join the group by going to our Facebook page or our website at www.lcmha.org (click on the Coronavirus link). You can join by computer or phone.
It is so important to reach out if you are experiencing a crisis. We are still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are all feeling more anxiety. There is no shame in seeking help! Please encourage each other to connect with help right now.
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)
Job Aids and Videos for Clients and Community Partners
Here is some helpful information from the Nonprofit Network regarding working remotely. https://bit.ly/2QoArd5
Michigan Works! Southeast
Offices will remain open by appointments only. All Michigan Works! Southeast workshops, Job Fairs, Employer of the Day, and in-person Adult Education classes have been postponed until further notice. To learn more about how we are handling COVID-19,
visit: mwse.org/covid-19. Will be using increased technology to service our customers at this time. The unemployment phone service is still running, but very busy.
MSU - Extension
MSU Extension Staff have shifted to remote operations to mitigate community spread of COVID-19. We are still working, so please feel free to reach out via Facebook message or email. You may also call our office phone and leave a message, voicemails will be forwarded to our email and we will get back with you as soon as we can.
Promedica Healthcare Policy
There are restrictions on visitors. All patients who come to ProMedica for care are asked questions about recent travel or if they have been around people who are sick. This information is entered into our electronic medical record system, which then directs staff on next steps. ProMedica is prepared to treat patients in accordance with CDC recommendations in specially designated areas if needed.
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
The Region 2 Area Agency on Aging has closed its offices to visitors, however, it is remaining open and available to assist the community in any way it can at this time. According to a recent new release from the agency on aging, Region 2 offers an array of services and programs designed to help older adults with disabilities to live as safely and as independently as possible. The agency encourages individuals to contact Region 2 by phone at 517-592-1974, online at www.r2aaa.net, or by checking out its Facebook page.
Secretary of State
All Michigan Secretary of State visits are now by appointment only. Appointments should be made far in advance at Michigan.gov/SOSAppointments, or 888-SOS-MICH. Many transactions can be completed without a branch visit by going online or to a self-service station. Late fees will be waived during this period.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Security field offices will be closed to the public for in-person services, except for certain dire emergencies. Please consider using their online services. More info: http://ow.ly/l6s750yNlHA
For the latest information on the Coronavirus, including symptoms, how to protect yourself, and travel advisories, visit the CDC's website.
Please continue to check their web page for updates. You may select Subscribe to receive alerts from Social Security when they add or change information related to Covid-19. You also may follow the Social Security Administration on Facebook and Twitter.
Training and Treatment Innovations (TTI)
Tuesday, March 24th 2020 – TTI is providing services to the street homeless during this time of crisis in Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Livingston Counties. Case management, SOAR, and other vital services will continue during the stay-at-home order. They need the community’s help with these important tasks:
As of March 13, 2020, and for the next 60 days, they will waive domestic wireless plan overage charges for data, voice or text for residential or small business wireless customers incurred because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Will offer shopping hours for senior citizens beginning Friday, March 20, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the most vulnerable and provide a less chaotic shopping experience.
Those hours will be from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and are reserved for those 60 years and older. This affects the Adrian, Brooklyn, Chelsea and Jackson locations.
Comcast is offering their “Internet Essentials Program” for free to low income new customers for 60 days. This link contains more information on signing up. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Internet Essentials link which will bring them to the sign up page. Please feel free to share this information with your clients if Comcast is available in your area.
Dedicating the first hour in its more than 16,000 stores in 44 states to help senior shoppers "avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods." The retailer said in a tweet that it wasn't "qualifying a specific age" for the set-aside time.
Offering a free kids combo with any purchase of a large or medium sub. Valid at participating U.S. locations from March 23 to April 30. The offer is valid for carryout orders only at the counter or by phone. Customers looking to redeem the offer should print a coupon or show it on a smartphone upon ordering. Firehouse Subs deal
For the foreseeable future, the new store hours are:
New hours for foreseeable future
Monday - Saturday 6am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 7pm
Starbucks is serving up free coffee for first responders and healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
The coffee giant announced Wednesday that through May 3 "any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system" will receive a free tall brewed coffee, either hot or iced.
The offer is for police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers, Starbucks said.
Starting March 18, the retailer will "reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday at stores nationwide for vulnerable guests," Target said, adding it is "encouraging other guests to plan their shopping trips around this time frame."
Starting March 23, the first hour of daily shopping will be reserved for senior customers, from 9 to 10 a.m. The company didn't specify the age range of seniors, which is generally considered to be 65 and older, but it varies by company.
Walgreens stores are adjusting their store hours as well as qualifying prescription delivery fees. Call your local Walgreens for additional details. The drugstore chain has designated Tuesdays as "Seniors Day." The company's locations will be reserved for seniors, their caregivers and their immediate families from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Customers 55 years and older will get special discounts on Tuesdays.
Seniors will also be eligible for discounts on Tuesdays, including 30% off regularly priced Walgreens-brand items and 20% off regularly priced national brands.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market Covid-19 policy - Until further notice, all Whole Foods Market stores in the U.S. and Canada will let customers who are 60 and older shop one hour before opening to the public.