CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 INFORMATION
NEW POSTING 03/29/2020
OAKLAND COUNTY RESOURCES FOR OUTBREAKS/PERSONAL HEALTH QUESTIONS
During any public health crisis, the Oakland County Public Health Division is the most authoritative source of information.
Any information regarding COVID-19 outbreaks or outbreaks causing death must come from the Public Health Division. Neither the City of Wixom nor any of its public safety departments (Police and Fire) are authorized to release COVID-19 outbreak information.
If you have concerns about a possible COVID-19 outbreak in your area or a personal health concern, please contact Oakland County Public Health as follows:
- Call 1-800-848-5533 and press 1 for the Nurse on Call
- email the Nurse on Call at email@example.com
Please contact your healthcare provider for coronavirus testing. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can contact Oakland County using the information above.
Please remember the COVID-19 crisis is a serious matter that poses a significant risk to health and life. It is very important that you obey the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Safe Order and dramatically reduce your time outside of your home.
Some Steps to Take to Protect Yourself
- Stay informed using information resources like the ones provided below
- Wash your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) AND frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick (coughing, sneezing)
- Stay home if you are sick
- Clean, disinfect surfaces and objects people touch frequently
- Obey the Governor's Stay Home Stay Safe Order
COVID-19 Related Links
Federal Economic Impact Payments (EIPs aka Stimulus Checks)
If you are a veteran, recipient of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), no additional actions should be necessary.
Otherwise, to check your EIP status, visit here.
For taxpayers who typically do not file tax returns, visit here. Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries with dependent children and who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes may be eligible for an additonal $500 in EIP per dependent and should visit the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here section of the same link to provide their information.
If you believe you have received an incorrect amount, received portal message errors or have technical questions about a specific issue such as a deceased person receiving a check, visit here.
Centers for Disease Control
State of Michigan - Filing for Unemployment
The following information is provided by the State of Michigan:
The COVID-19 Crisis has led to overload of the systems in place for processing unemployment claims so expect processing to take time. Information and advice/guidelines:
- Every eligible Michigander who files a claim will receive unemployment benefits. The initial filing period has been extended to 28 days. If there are continued technical issues with a worker’s account, the UIA will allow additional time to ensure benefits are paid.
- Benefits have been extended to 39 weeks and will be back-dated to the date you lost employment due to COVID-19.
- The fastest way to file a claim is online, at www.michigan.gov/uia. We recommend using the website during off-peak hours – between 8PM and 8AM – for improved service. Filing a claim will take between 20-25 minutes. Use the following guidelines:
- Last names beginning with letters A-L: file claims on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays
- Last names beginning with letters M-Z: file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
- Saturdays will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window
- While we have extended the hours of our call center and increased staffing, we continue to recommend the website as the best way to file a claim. Our phone line - 866-500-0017 - has been over capacity at times and may result in busy signals for some callers. The website is open 24 hours a day.
- There is a federal requirement to certify your claim two weeks after filing; for information on that, click here.
State of Michigan - Department of Health & Human Services
Ascension Hospital COVID-19 Info - Hotline 833-981-0738