Dear Friend,

I wanted to send out some updates on the COVID-19 situation and some helpful resources for you. I was glad to be joined by the McLaren Macomb Leadership team last week for a tele-town hall where over 1,000 of you were able to get answers to your questions about the pandemic.

I’m thankful for the work our frontline workers are doing every day to keep us safe.
Where Are We At Right Now?
As of April 21 st , Michigan has 32,967 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with unfortunately 2,700 deaths associated with the disease. We are starting to see the flattening of the curve within our state, which gives us hope that everything we have been doing is working.
I encourage you to continue to check both the CDC WEBSITE  as well as the
Michigan Coronavirus WEBSITE for updated information
The state of Michigan has also set up a hotline for all Coronavirus questions and concerns. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Hotline: 1-888-535-6136
What if I Haven't Received My Stimulus Check?
Many Americans have received their stimulus checks from the federal government because of the CARES Act signed by President Trump.

If you have not received your check, the IRS has released a new tool called "Get My Payment" on their website to check the progress of your payment.

Due to high demand, you may see a message that you have to wait before you can access the site. Here are the instructions for the Get My Payment Tool:

  1. Head to the IRS' Get My Payment page and tap the blue Get My Payment button to check the status of your economic impact payment.
  2. On the next page about authorized use, tap OK.
  3. Now on the Get My Payment page, enter your social security number (SSN) or individual tax ID (ITIN), your date of birth, your street address and your ZIP or postal code. Tap Continue.
  4. On the next page, the portal will show your payment status, whether it's been scheduled or if the service can't yet determine your status.
  5. If you've not set up direct deposit with the IRS, the service may walk you through those steps to get your check sent straight to your bank account.

The IRS COVID-19 IRS website has a great deal of useful information for individuals and business. Click Here to View.
What is the Current Status of the Stay-at-Home Order?
Governor Whitmer’s Stay-at-Home order currently expires on April 30 th. Keep watching your local news for up to date information if the Governor extends this order.
Where Can I Get Assistance if I Own a Small Business?

Through the passage of the CARES Act, 349 billion dollars was allocated to the Small Business Administration for the Paycheck Protection Program.
This program was so popular, that the money ran out within two weeks. Congress is currently working on allocating more money to the program.

Check out the Small Business Administration Website for more information. The website is updating regularly.
Helpful Resources
Michigan Unemployment Assistance, Click Here

Find a COVID-19 testing site near you, Click Here

Huron County Resources, Click Here

Lapeer County Resources, Click Here

Macomb County Resources, Click Here

St. Clair County Resources, Click Here

Sanilac County Resources, Click here

Tuscola County Resources, Click Here

Michigan COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, Click Here

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development COVID-19 Information, Click Here

Food & Agriculture Frequently Asked Questions, Click Here

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We would like to recognize them as a "Lisa's Leader". 

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