Wearing a mask can greatly reduce the chance of spreading #COVID19. To learn how a mask works, visit Michigan.gov/MaskUpMichigan.
How A Mask Works
- COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact.
- All of us have droplets in coughs and sneezes that can carry COVID-19 to others.
- Coughs spray droplets at least 6 feet. Sneezes travel as far as 27 feet. Droplets also may spread when we talk or raise our voices.
- These droplets can land on your face or in your mouth, eyes, and nose.
- When you wear a mask, it keeps more of your droplets with you.
- A mask also adds an extra layer of protection between you and other people’s droplets.
We understand this is a very challenging time for many residents in Berkley. Below we have compiled resources you might find helpful related to COVID-19:
STATE OF MICHIGAN INFORMATION:
- COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-535-6136 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday)
- Governor Whitmer Rescinds Safer at Home Order, Moves Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan.
- Executive Order No. 2020-110 Temporary Restrictions on Certain Events, Gatherings, and Businesses, rescission of Executive Orders 2020-69 and 2020-96
- MI Safe Start Plan, a Plan to Re-Engage Michigan's Economy
- Coronavirus Executive Orders
- Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions
- Michigan Department of Health, COVID-19 Resources, and Updates
- Assistance for low-income Michiganders
- Find a COVID-19 Testing Site Near You
- Michigan's Call for Health Care Professionals Who Can Volunteer Their Expertise
- All Michiganders can volunteer their compassion and commitment to fighting this virus, and saving health and lives. Your time, talent, and donations will have an impact now.
- Family Well-being Guide: Supporting Child and Family Well-Being During the COVID-19 Emergency
- Subscribe to Michigan COVID-19 News Updates:
OAKLAND COUNTY INFORMATION:
- Text OAKGOV to 28748 to subscribe to receive COVID-19 updates
- Oakland County Health Division, COVID-19 Resources, and Updates
- Listen to Recording: County Executive Dave Coulter's Special Telephone Town Hall for Senior Citizens on the Coronavirus
BERKLEY BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS STATUS:
The Berkley Chamber of Commerce and the DDA have pulled together a list of the local food establishments, their contact information, and their status based on the executive order by the Governor.
- Find the latest updates on business hours, special virtual programming, and services of our Berkley businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
- Fact sheet of expanded Unemployment Benefits and how to apply
- Governor Announces new programs to increase and expand unemployment benefits to workers affected by COVID-19. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will provide additional guidance regarding eligibility and application details in the coming days.
- Read the news release on Executive Order 2020-10, explaining the temporary expansion of unemployment benefit eligibility.
- Read the factsheet on how to apply for unemployment benefits.
- Read the handout on the filing process.
- Review the Unemployment filing schedule to find the day you should apply for benefits.
- Apply for unemployment benefits at Michigan.gov/UIA or call 1-866-500-0017.
- Additional unemployment resources may be found on the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity website.
- ONE FAIR WAGE - Emergency Coronovirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund
- Search available jobs in Michigan at Pure Michigan Talent Connect
- Review the Michigan Works! Association website for employment and job-seeking needs or call 1-800-285-9675
The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis.
Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. There have been reports of:
- Individuals and businesses selling fake cures or tests for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.
- Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received.
- Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.
Learn more about what the Department of Justice is doing.
Learn more about what the Federal Trade Commission is doing.
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has provided an overview of coronavirus disinformation and steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of sharing inaccurate information with your friends and family.
Learn more at CISA.gov.