What's open in Novi?
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a "Gatherings and Face Mask Order" that goes into effect on Wednesday.

The Novi Civic Center will remain open during this time, but we are asking visitors to please call to see if their issue can be handled online or over the phone. If not, staff will schedule an appointment for your visit. Visit cityofnovi.org for more information.

Novi Parks is pausing all leagues, classes and facility reservations until Dec. 8. The team will be working to reschedule programs to resume at that time and to implement virtual options as appropriate.

The Novi Public Library will be shifting back to lobby, locker pick-up and drive-up services starting Wednesday through Dec. 13. There will be no access to browsing the collections or computers at this time, but staff can retrieve anything you need off the shelves. The Library Café will remain open. Library hours will be Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from noon-6pm. Visit novilibrary.org for more information.

Simple Recycling is also suspending clothing collection services starting Nov. 23. At this time and because of the fluidity of the situation, it is difficult to say when these services will resume.
Support local restaurants
Novi's restaurants need our support! With dining rooms closing Wednesday, many establishments are pivoting to carry-out.

We have compiled a list of Novi restaurants on Novi.org with links to their respective websites. If you are able help them out it would go a long way!
Pause to Save Lives
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released a new order to go into effect on Wednesday to help the spread of COVID-19.

The order closes high schools for in-person learning, group fitness classes, restaurants and bars for indoor dining, organized sports and more. Employees are also encouraged to work from home if they can.

Hair salons, barber shops and other personal services remain open, as well as gyms and pools for individual exercise. Restaurants and bars can remain open for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining. All retail stores are open. Students in pre-school through 8th grade can also remain in person at the discretion of the school district.

For more information about the order, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.
Social Gathering Guidance
Thanksgiving is next week and MDHHS has some tips to help reduce risk to COVID-19 if you are socializing with family or friends.

  • Pick only one other household to see over the next three weeks.
  • Choose a household that is also being careful.
  • Limit duration indoors.
  • Wear a mask, stay six feet apart, keep voices down and avoid shouting or cheering, do not share utensils.

After gathering, monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19. If anyone feels sick, get tested.
Safe Social 'Pods'
If you do choose to get together with others, do so safely by forming a social "pod."

This is a core group of friends or family who agree to limit their in-person social activities to only each other, and practice physical distancing with anyone outside the group.

Being part of a pod allows members to continue seeing people outside their household, while reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.
It is extremely important to get your information about COVID-19 from a reputable source. For accurate information, please look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), or Oakland County Health Department (OCHD).
Please do not rely on your social media newsfeed for important health information. If social media is your go-to source for news, be sure to follow the agencies below and avoid believing or spreading inaccurate information from unofficial people and pages. Always verify information from a reputable source.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Michigan State Police, Emergency Management