City's COVID-19 Resources plus Top Q&A
The City of Birmingham understands this is a challenging time for many Birmingham residents. To assist the community, the City has a variety of resources to help residents stay informed on the latest COVID-19 developments, executive orders and health guidelines. 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.

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 the top 10 COVID-19 hotline questions and answers :

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 .

What should I do if I feel sick?
Call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider or have questions about your symptoms, you may call Oakland County’s Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533.

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.

Where do I report workers who are violating the Stay Home Stay Safe order?
These situations can be reported to the  Birmingham Police dispatch at 248-530-1889. The Birmingham Police Department is committed to enforcing the Governor's order so that together we can stay safe and healthy.

May landscaping, lawncare, tree service, irrigation, and related outdoor maintenance companies operate under the Stay Home Stay Safe order?
No, except if the service is necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of a residence. Therefore, cosmetic and non-emergency maintenance and improvements to the outdoor areas of residences and businesses are not permissible under this order. Any necessary landscaping work that is carried out while the order is in effect must be done in accordance with the mitigation measures required under section 5(c) of the order.

Will the city issue citations for grass & weed ordinance violations?
No, the city will not issue violations for grass and weed ordinance violations during the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Safe order.

Are Birmingham's Golf Courses, tennis courts and basketball courts open?
No. Birmingham's golf courses, basketball courts and tennis courts are closed, as group sports are not encouraged. Playgrounds are closed as well.

Is parking free during the ‘Stay Home Stay Safe’ order?
Yes, the City suspended paid parking for on-street meters and in all the parking decks through April 30, 2020.

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? 
Some limited forms of construction are permissible, including construction to maintain and improve roads, bridges, telecommunications infrastructure, and public health infrastructure. Construction workers may also undertake projects that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of a residence during the emergency, including projects immediately necessary to restore the habitability of a residence. Any non-emergency maintenance or improvements to residences are not permitted. Learn more in the State's Executive Order 2020-42 FAQs.

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