Trusted Resources for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus

As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, keeping Michiganders and all Americans safe is Gary’s top priority. As the situation continues to develop, Gary encourages Michiganders to rely on trusted, reliable sources of information for the latest news, preparedness tips and other critical information that can help protect public health and prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Public health experts have recommended several practices that everyone can implement to promote safety and reduce risks in their homes and communities, including washing your hands often and avoiding touching your face, nose and mouth. Below, you will find helpful verified links and resources that provide information on the virus.

Do you have a question about the Coronavirus? Do you need help accessing federal resources or have an issue involving a federal agency related to the Coronavirus? Please click here to fill out our form and a staff member from our office will help answer your questions or find you the right resources.

I’m working to ensure all Michiganders including workers, families, small businesses, veterans, know what resources are available to you as you confront the Coronavirus epidemic.

Click here to see how you can access resources from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that I helped pass and is now law.


Below are resources about the bipartisan Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which I helped the Senate passed on March 25 and was signed into law by the President on March 27.

What you need to know about Coronavirus testing

No matter what type of health care you have, your insurance is not allowed to charge you for a COVID-19 test approved by the FDA. For more information contact your private insurer or:

  • If you’re a Medicare beneficiary with a question, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-422) (TTY:1-877-486-2048)
  • The phone number to call the Michigan Medicaid office is 800-642-3195 or in state call 517-373-3740. To view the website for Michigan Medicaid online

Steps for getting tested for COVID19 in Michigan

COVID19 Testing

Michigan Information on the Outbreak:

 Global & National Information on the Outbreak:

Information on Travel: