City's COVID-19 Resources plus Top Q&A
The City of Birmingham understands the past two months in a COVID environment have been challenging. As we look to the future and prepare for a new normal, we want to be sure you know the City continues to assist the community with a variety of resources to help you stay informed on the latest COVID-19 developments, executive orders and health guidelines. We're still here for you, and citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the following City resources:

COVID-19 Webpage
Visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage at www.bhamgov.org/virusprevention for a plethora of information from trusted resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Michigan, the Oakland County Health Division and more. City officials are working to gather as much information as possible to assist the community in fighting and responding to the COVID-19 virus. The site also lists community resources for parents and seniors, crisis hotlines, places of worship offering support services and more.

Citywide Email System
During the ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ order it is even more important to remain connected to our community. Birmingham residents are strongly encouraged to sign-up for the citywide email system at www.bhamgov.org/citywideemail . Subscribers receive weekly messages from the Mayor with the latest updates pertaining to COVID-19. The email service allows the City to target specific neighborhoods for messaging and keep everyone updated on what’s happening in this rapidly changing environment.

Virtual City Meetings
Upcoming regularly scheduled City meetings for the City of Birmingham will be conducted virtually (online and/or by phone) through June 30 (or longer depending upon upcoming Executive Orders) due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19 under the Governor of Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-75. Learn how to participate in these meetings at  www.bhamgov.org/participate  and  download virtual meeting Zoom instructions here . Please note the  City Commission Budget Hearing  originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9 has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. The budget hearing location will accommodate for social distancing and is yet to be determined.

COVID-19 Hotline
Residents may use the City's COVID-19 hotline for information about City and County COVID-19 resources by calling 248-530-1805 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To assist the elderly, quarantined and immunocompromised individuals, the hotline can be used for services such as bringing refuse containers to and from the curb, welfare checks or delivery of batteries, first-aid items, diapers, formula, etc. Here are common COVID-19 hotline questions and answers :

What is the City doing to help the community in this COVID environment?
On Monday, May 11, the Birmingham City Commission approved economic assistance measures and operational initiatives to assist the community in the anticipated reopening of the State in the coming weeks. The City worked to identify measures that will make a positive economic impact while helping the community to feel safe as people re-engage in activities such as visiting a park or heading downtown to shop or dine. Download the  complete list of economic relief initiatives here .

Where can I find the number of COVID-19 of cases in Birmingham?
Find a map of Oakland County cases by zip code (Birmingham is 48009) at www.oakgov.com/covid/casesByZip.html .

I've heard the Birmingham Shopping District is recognizing hometown heroes with photos displayed along Maple Road this summer. How can I nominate someone?
The Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) is proud of the way Birmingham residents and workers have stepped up in these unprecedented times. Plans are underway to honor our Birmingham Hometown Heroes throughout downtown Birmingham. Please nominate your hero by completing the  Birmingham Hometown Hero form  today. The BSD will notify heroes who are selected. Heroes’ photos will be displayed along Maple Road this summer. We know heroes come in all shapes and sizes and play many different roles. We would like to recognize those who have made a difference in your life or the lives of those around them during the COVID-19 pandemic. This might be a nurse, doctor or other first responder or a teacher or neighbor who has become a community cheerleader. All nominees must either live or work in Birmingham.

Where can I find information about services for seniors?
Next Senior Center offers services for seniors such as medical equipment loans, well-check phone calls, SMART bus transportation to high priority destinations, Meals on Wheels, etc. You do not have to be a member of Next to receive these services. Contact Next at (248) 203-5270.

May landscaping, lawncare, tree service, irrigation, and related outdoor maintenance companies operate under the Stay Home Stay Safe order?
Yes, under the Governor’s recent Executive Order, landscaping and lawn care services are now able to continue.

Are Birmingham's Golf Courses, tennis courts and basketball courts open?
Lincoln Hills Golf Course and Springdale Golf Course are now open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily with a ‘Park & Play’ model. Tee times are required. Learn more at www.golfbirmingham.org .

Birmingham basketball courts and tennis courts are closed, as group sports are not encouraged. Playgrounds are all closed and fenced off with closed signage. Tennis courts nets are removed with closed signage. Basketball sites are marked closed with nets removed and rims covered.

How long will parking be free in Birmingham?
There will be free parking in the parking structures through September 1, 2020. We are suspending paid parking for all of our onstreet meters through the remainder of the Stay Home Stay Safe order.

Can the City move my trash cans to and from the curb ?
To assist the elderly, quarantined and immunocompromised individuals, we encourage you to use the City's COVID-19 hotline for services such as bringing refuse containers to and from the curb, welfare checks, or delivery of batteries, first-aid items, diapers, formula, etc.  Call 248-530-1805, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Is construction allowed under the executive order? 
Yes. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-70, workers in the construction industry, including workers in the building trades (plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, and similar workers), may resume working subject to enhanced social distancing rules and screening protocol. For more information, callers may contact the Building Department at (248) 530-1850.

Learn about City resources and more by visiting www.bhamgov.org , liking the “ City Government of Birmingham, MI ” Facebook page and following @bhamgov on Twitter. 
Latest COVID-19 information from the City:  www.bhamgov.org/virusprevention

City's COVID-19 Hotline: 248-530-1805, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Join the City's Citywide Email List at  www.bhamgov.org/citywideemail