Livingston County COVID-19 Resources
LIVINGSTON COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCES
A NOTE FROM MEGHAN RECKLING:
We must come together as a nation, and as a state to fight and ultimately beat the spread of COVID-19. During this pandemic, my thoughts and prayers are with all Livingston County residents being affected. I have put together a reputable resource guide that I have found to be accurate and helpful for my fellow neighbors. As always in a situation like this, please check on your neighbors, seniors, the vulnerable, and family. Together with each other, we will get through this.
Public Health Resources
How to Get Tested
The first step to pursue testing for the novel coronavirus is to call your doctor, as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you don’t have a doctor, the state of Michigan has a hotline specifically for people who suspect they may have the coronavirus. That number is (888) 535-6136. Or, contact your county health department.
The CDC urges those who believe they may have the coronavirus to call ahead before visiting a doctor or emergency room. If they can see you, they do not want you mixing in waiting rooms with other patients, so it’s important to take direction from them on where to go, if anywhere.
The state of Michigan says it is working to increase its capacity to test cases, and health systems in some areas now are providing drive-thru services.
Warning signs of COVID-19, indicating that you need immediate medical attention, are:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
The CDC says that this list is not all-inclusive; however, even mild cases of the virus normally start with a fever (almost 9 in 10 cases) and include some respiratory symptoms such as a dry cough (7 in 10).
Nearly all (97.5 percent) of those with COVID-19 showed symptoms within 12 days, according to one study of 181 confirmed cases.
Working on getting the locals from the Health Department.
Local Testing Locations
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
Text: TALK to 741741
Dial-in supports are 10-11 am on April 15th and 6-7 on on April 22nd
Small Business Resources
Funding options for small businesses established in the CARES Act:
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
Paycheck Protection Program
This loan will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
EIDL Loan Advance
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quicky.
SBA Express Bridge Loans
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SBA Debt Relief
Assistance may be available for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19 regarding past-due state taxes or other state debts call (517) 636-5265 or visit
Michigan Treasury Collection Service Center
Volunteer & Local Food Assitance Programs
PPE and Medical Supply Donations:
Like many hospitals across Michigan, our local hospital and other medical offices are currently in need of supplies and are accepting donations.
Regular Masks (new unopened)
Fabric Homemade Masks
Hot Glue Sticks
Lysol or Clorox Wipes
Eyeglass Shields and Goggles
Nasal Testing Strips
M4 Viral Media
Elastic Banding for Masks
Those wishes to donate can do so between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, at the Main Entrance, located at 620 Byron Road, Howell.
Food Banks and Food Assistance in Livingston County:
The Shared Harvest Pantry is still open by appointment. The pantry is a drive-up service with a box of food; and may include meat, fresh produce, toilet paper, and laundry soap (as supplies are available).
Phone: (517) 548-3710
Meals on Wheels continues their service while limiting contact with seniors to protect all involved. Seniors over 60 may sign up for free. There is a small charge for those under 60 years of age.
Phone: (810) 632-2155
The Salvation Army is serving people through their pantry. Prepackaged food boxes are available. ID is required. They are also providing a temporary Mobile Lunch Program for school families M-F until June 5th.
Phone: (517) 295-4348
Bountiful Harvest is helping people through the crisis by offering pantry hours, supplying breakfast & lunch for children, a grocery pick-up and curbside service, and a delivery service.
Phone: (810) 360-0271
For help, call the tipline at (517) 546-8477.
Open Saturday's from 9:00 am until noon for drive-through style food boxes. Located at 440 E. Washington St. in Howell.
Click here for an additional list of food pantries serving residents across Livingston County.
Hours are Mondays from 6:30-8:10 pm and Tuesday's from 9:30-11:10 am. By appointment only: (517) 546-2669.
Other Important Important Information & Links
Livingston County buildings and non-essential departments/services will be closed through April 13th. Visit www.livgov.com for additional information on county services and departments.
Livingston County Buildings:
Livingston County Clerk's Office:
Important Dates & Helpful Resource Links: