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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Citizen Resources - Coronavirus

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What can you do?

Everyone can play a roll in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus by:

  • Taking steps to protect yourself
    • Clean your hands often
    • Avoid close contact
  • Taking steps to protect others
    • Stay home if you’re sick
    • Cover coughs and sneezes
    • Wear a facemask if you are sick
    • Clean and disinfect
    • Practice social distancing

What is social distancing?

Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. It can include large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds.

With COVID-19, the goal of social distancing right now is to slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among high-risk populations and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers. Experts describe this as "flattening the curve," which generally refers to the potential success of social distancing measures to prevent surges in illness that could overwhelm health care systems.

While it is believed that the COVID-19 disease may have little impact on a significant portion of the population, it is extremely dangerous for high-risk populations such as the elderly with other underlying health conditions.

Stay Informed:

In addition to local and national media outlets be sure to follow the City’s social media pages for real-time updates and register for the City’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED.

Phone Numbers:

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Public Safety Dispatch: (248) 644-4200
  • Oakland County Health Department Nurse Hotline: (800) 848-5533
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: (888) 535-6136
  • Beaumont Health Coronavirus Hotline: (800) 592-4784


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Oakland County Health Department

Beaumont Health Coronavirus Information Page

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