Welcome to our COVID-19 resource page. During this time, you may find yourself constantly bombarded with new information regarding Coronavirus in Michigan. There are many sources of information, including websites, television, and social media. During times of fear and uncertainty, there can be a lot of rumors. It can be hard to determine what information you can trust. The following link is to a tool called Trust It or Trash It. It can be used to help you think critically about the quality of health information from various sources. There is also a PDF version to print out to keep handy.
General Information & Prevention
- General Information From State and Federal Agencies:
- What Does That Word Mean?
- Social Distancing:
Communicating about COVID-19 with Your Children
- Coronavirus Social Narrative
- PBS: How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus
- Fred Rogers: Support for Helpers During Coronavirus
Families of Children with Complex Conditions
Concerns About Services for Your Child with Special Health Care Needs
- Services Available Through MI Public Schools:
- US Department of Education:
- Where to Find Assistance:
- Call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance. You can also search the 211 online database.
- MIBridges offers a number of programs to help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough. Apply for benefits, manage your account, and search for resources online.
- Michigan Families Can Get Food, Cash, Internet During Coronavirus Crisis
Self Care, Free Activities, Education & Peer Support for Caregivers
Self Care. Taking care of ourselves is always important, but particularly during this extremely stressful time. There are a variety of ways to take a little bit of time to care for our own mental and physical health. This document lists 50 ideas for taking care of ourselves while we are practicing social distancing.
- American Psychological Association: Ten Tips to Build Resilience
- 50 Ideas for Self-Care
- Managing Anxiety & Stress
- American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: 21 Things You Can Do While You’re Living Through a Traumatic Experience
Kids’ Education. There are many resources out there for helping to educate or entertain your child from home during this time. Resources include virtual storytimes, digital libraries, and reading, science, and math support for children of all ages.
- MI Public Schools:
Internet Access. Comcast is offering free internet service for qualifying families and increasing internet speeds to support families working and/or entertaining from home during this time.
- Free Internet Access:
Things To Do. While we are not currently able to get out and partake in things we enjoy, there are currently a lot of free ways to keep our minds and bodies engaged and active. Listed below are a variety of activities to enjoy for free from home!
- Just for Fun!:
- For Dads!: