There are now at least 445 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eastpointe. Everyone please Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Save Lives. Please treat this very seriously. At the City, we are continuously analyzing the situation with coronavirus / 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.
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. We are pausing nuisance abatements, dangerous building hearings and show cause hearings. Board and Commission meetings were originally canceled until further notice, but we are now going to work with each commission and see if they would like to have meetings remotely. The City Council called for a State of Emergency in Eastpointe (able to recover FEMA funds if applicable), starting March 17, for 90 days.
The Michigan Municipal League (MML), a group of which we are a member, has partnered with the Governor and will field questions. If you have a question that does not seem to be addressed by the resources below, please ask via the MML.
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 if 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.
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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)
[Updated 7/1/2020 4:47pm]