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.
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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.
- Health Care Providers
- Local Municipalities, Cities & Towns
- Places of Worship
- Recovery Rebates
- Rural Communities
- Small Business Owners and Unemployment Benefits
- Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- Small Business Owners
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
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Testing for COVID-19
Michigan Information on the Outbreak:
Global & National Information on the Outbreak:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Community Preparedness and Outbreak Response
- Healthcare Professionals
- State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments
- Businesses and Employers
- Pregnant Women and Children
- World Health Organization
- National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of Defense
- Military Health System
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Department of State
- Department of Labor
- Department of Education