Livingston County COVID-19 Resources



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

Mental Health: Disaster Distress Helpline

(800) 985-5990

Text: TalkWithUs to 66746

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

(800) 273-TALK

Text: TALK to 741741

Alzheimer's Association of MI

(312) 757-3121, access code is (294) 847-693

Dial-in supports are 10-11 am on April 15th and 6-7 on on April 22nd

Medical Volunteers

Volunteers are needed with qualified medical training. For more information visit

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.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston

Regular Masks (new unopened)

N95 Masks

Fabric Homemade Masks



Hot Glue Sticks

Hand Sanitizer

Lysol or Clorox Wipes


Surgical/Protective Caps

Eyeglass Shields and Goggles

Nasal Testing Strips

M4 Viral Media

Transparency Sheets

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.

The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations! To find a donation location in Livingston County and sign-up online visit

Blood Donations

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

Please consider calling 2-1-1 for the most up to date information. For more information on the Livingston County Hunger Council, see

For Additional Food Assistance Help:

St, Joseph Food Pantry

Open Saturday's from 9:00 am until noon for drive-through style food boxes. Located at 440 E. Washington St. in Howell.

Additional List of Food Pantries Across Livingston County

Click here for an additional list of food pantries serving residents across Livingston County.

SonRise Food Pantry

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 for additional information on county services and departments.

Livingston County Buildings:

Livingston County Clerk's Office:

Important Dates & Helpful Resource Links:

The deadline for both Federal Taxes and State Taxes has been extended to July 15th.

Federal & State Income Tax Filing Date

The redemption deadline for real property foreclosures has been extended to May 29th. 

Property Tax Foreclosures

The amount of time to file a claim has been extended from 14 days from layoff to 28 days.

Unemployment Claims

Shutoffs for non-payment will be suspended for low-income customers until April 30th.

DTE Shutoffs for Non-Payment

If you have a loan by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac you may be eligible for a three-month suspension.

Federal Home Loans Suspension

If your landlord has a federally backed mortgage, they cannot evict you for 120 beginning March 27th.

Protections for Renters

The CARES Act suspends principal and interest payments on federally backed student loans until September 30th.

Student Loan Relief

Elected Officials: