Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel today announced a State of Emergency for Macomb County to deal with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Macomb County. This measure is being taken to further prevent the spread of the virus.
Declaring a State of Emergency is within the rights of the county executive per Section 10 of Public Act 390 of 1976. This declaration activates response and recovery elements of the county’s emergency operations plan and directs county resources to be utilized to the fullest extent.
“Macomb County is taking every step possible to protect our residents,” said Executive Hackel. “Today I am declaring a State of Emergency to ensure resources are available to fight the virus and to contain its spread. I want to remind everyone to continue to take preventative measures, like frequently washing their hands or staying home when they are sick.”
The Macomb County Health Department is continuing to work closely with community partners, healthcare providers, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor and respond to COVID-19. Please note: The Macomb County Health Department is not a testing site for COVID-19. If residents have any of the symptoms of the virus (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), they should call their health care provider or the county help line at 586-463-3750.
Residents or individuals who have businesses within Macomb County are encouraged to take advantage of the county’s online services in lieu of visiting county buildings in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. A list of online services is being actively developed at:https://government.macombgov.org/Government-OnlineServices
Other services that will not be interrupted at this time include our Macomb County Office of Senior Services Meals on Wheels program, which will continue providing home delivered meals to participants.
For more information about COVID-19, visit https://health.macombgov.org/Health-Programs-DC-Coronavirus or call the Health Department at 586-469-5235.