There have now been at least 1,228 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eastpointe since March. Everyone please Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Save Lives. Please treat this very seriously. At the City, we are continuously analyzing the situation regarding COVID-19.
All large events have been canceled (or postponed) in the City. City workers are being careful, and we are taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy.
Fortunately, vaccine distribution has begun. Firefighters in Eastpointe have started to receive vaccinations. For more information, visit the Macomb County Health Department's vaccine page, or the State's Vaccine Dashboard.
The City Council will be continuing to pay its payroll and bills so that City employees and vendors get paid. Employees that can work from home will be required to work from home. Board and Commission meetings were originally canceled until further notice, but now many boards and commissions have had meetings on Zoom.
We need to be careful as a community, as it appears it is possible to spread the virus, even without symptoms. We need to practice social distancing, by canceling as many public events as possible, avoiding people if possible, and staying at least six feet away if you do need to go somewhere, such as the grocery store. If you believe you have been in contact with a carrier of the virus, or have symptoms, or have any other reason to believe you have the virus, call the Macomb County COVID-19 hotline at 586-463-3750. Symptoms are no longer needed to get tested though. Please get tested for any reason you would like. The county now has a list of locations providing testing. Each location has separate requirements, so please be sure to read them. The State of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services hotline is 888-535-6136.
The Governor has signed an Executive Order imposing enhanced restrictions on price gouging. If you believe you have been a victim of price gouging, please alert the Michigan Attorney General's office.
Bored? The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Michigan Science Center are offering new things online! Also, through the library, you can download free music with Freegal, download free eBooks and audio books with Libby, and download free magazines with RBdigital Magazines.
Please monitor the links below for relevant information regarding the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.
- City of Eastpointe press release
- Eastpointe Community Schools food distribution
- South Lake Public Schools food distribution
- Macomb Community College update
- Macomb County Health Department
- Macomb County Health Department: Preventing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce Facebook page
- Macomb County Chamber resources
- State of Michigan
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)