Downtown Dearborn Email Newsletter March 30, 2020
Although many restaurants and retailers have closed their lobbies in response to the coronavirus, Downtown Dearborn asks the community to continue to support local establishments.

For sake of safety and ease, Downtown Dearborn restaurants continue to offer great grub via online ordering, delivery and curbside pick-up, and Downtown Dearborn retailers and shops are ready for online purchases and services.

Through the Downtown Dearborn Delivers! Facebook page, we continue to share Downtown Dearborn restaurants' adjusted hours of operations and carry-out and delivery specials. The Downtown Dearborn Shops! Facebook Page , shares Downtown Dearborn retailers' promotions, specials, online stores and online services.

Thank you for supporting our community members and local economy!
The East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities are closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are committed to following the recommended guidelines from the federal, state and local health officials.

Please read our community statement   here .

We thank Downtown Dearborn businesses for continuing to serve our community and encourage business owners to visit the COVID-19 Resources for Downtown Dearborn Businesses page on the Downtown Dearborn website often for financial and other support services; we continue to update it as resources become available.
As Dearborn Restaurant Week organizers continue to monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in light of Gov. Whitmer’s order to temporarily shut down all restaurants and bars (outside of carry-out and delivery service) in the state of Michigan, Dearborn Restaurant Week 2020 is being postponed. Stay tuned for updates as we work to reschedule this annual event celebrating the wide array of diverse cuisine Downtown Dearborn has to offer.
Thank you for your commitment to the health of our community and your continued support of Downtown Dearborn. One way to do so during this time is to purchase a gift card to a local business online or by phone that can be redeemed in the future. Also, check in with restaurants and other establishments on how you can purchase what you need via delivery or pick-up.
For the latest updates, connect with Dearborn Restaurant Week on   Facebook Instagram   and  Twitter .
Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 public health forecast, Dearborn Bike Share spring launch has been postponed unti l further notice. Visit the Zagster FAQ page for additional details and future updates.

Have you been counted in the 2020 Census? Data collected determines federal funds for things like police and fire, schools, roads and healthcare. To learn about the Census, how the data collected will be used, and what you can expect, visit . Be counted today and help make sure Dearborn secures all the federal funds we deserve!
Dearborn Public Schools is offering free pick-up lunch and breakfast for students during the mandatory shutdown. The program will allow the District’s 20,700 students to continue to have access to healthy food. Families are able to pick up a bag with both breakfast and lunch for each child in the family. Please note, meals are available to anyone age 18 and younger, and students do not need to be present. Learn more
Construction of the North Connector Streetscapes on Howard and Mason Streets is underway. Monroe Street construction is tentatively scheduled to begin mid-April.

Thank you community members and businesses for both your excitement and patience.

If you have any specific questions regarding the road construction, such as scheduling, parking or access, please contact the DDDA Office.
Beaumont Health  continues to work together to combat the spread of COVID-19, care for patients who have contracted the virus and protect physicians, nurses and staff.

As the number of COVID-19 patients continues to climb, Beaumont is accepting certain medical supplies and donations to help support the health systems ongoing efforts to protect staff and patients.

Can you donate any of their requested medical supplies and equipment?
Let people know that you're a local gifter, and k eep dollars in our community by purchasing "Gift Local Chamber Bucks" from the  Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce . Chamber Bucks encourage shoppers and foodies to keep it local. They do not expire and are accepted at all participating chamber members shops and restaurants. Interested businesses can sign up, too! Learn More