COVID-19 Updates & Information

As Pittsfield Township transitions towards physically reopening its administrative buildings, please find details outlined in the Pandemic Transition Protocol document, available to view & download here.


April 1st UPDATE: Pittsfield Township Community Center Opening Plan

As we transition back to more regular in-person engagement since our closures and virtual engagement since March 2020, we have compiled this Community Center Opening Plan to provide guidelines for greater physical access to recreational programs in a manner that is safe and responsible. The protocols were developed in coordination with Federal (CDC), State (MDHHS) and Local (WCPH) guidelines. Given the fluid nature of the Pandemic, it is imperative to note that the guidelines and recommendations of the Opening Plan may be revised in order to address scenarios that arise as we move forward. The central focus is, and will remain, to provide for the safety and well-being of Pittsfield Township employees, volunteers, instructors and participants. 

The complete Community Center Opening Plan is now available to read, and please feel free to call the Community Center at 734.822.2117 with any questions.


March 22nd UPDATE: Washtenaw County Health Department Vaccination Update

Statewide vaccine eligibility expands today, and Washtenaw County Health Department is also beginning a new scheduling process. The new process will allow online, self-scheduling for the mass vaccination sites in Ypsilanti and Chelsea. As before, the Health Department will provide phone scheduling for those who need it. Learn more by reading the latest vaccination update in its entirety, reading where to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or reading how to schedule getting a COVID-19 vaccine. 

March 22 MDHHS Update


March 17th UPDATE: Washtenaw County Health Department Launches Community Outreach Pilot Project

Washtenaw County Health Department applied for and was awarded 2500 additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Community Outreach COVID-19 Pilot Project. With local partners and leaders, Washtenaw County Health Department is hosting multiple pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites in areas of the county with high Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). More information is available by viewing the press release in it's entirety or viewing the flyer listing pop-up clinic dates.


March 2nd UPDATE: New gatherings & face masks order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services takes effect Tuesday, March 2.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its current epidemic order regarding gatherings and face masks, effective Tuesday, March 2. More information is available by viewing the press release in it's entirety, viewing the FAQs for the Gatherings & Face Mask Order, or viewing the capacity limits fact sheet.

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February 12th UPDATE: Washtenaw County Treasurer Declares Tax Foreclosure Moratorium for Occupied Properties During Pandemic.

Catherine McClary, Washtenaw County Treasurer, declared a moratorium from tax foreclosure for occupied properties this year. Tax foreclosure occurs annually by state law in February and property owners have until March 31 to redeem their property from foreclosure or face eviction. This year’s tax foreclosure judicial hearing occurs next week. Read the press release from the Office of the County Treasurer in it's entirety by visiting the County's News Flash page. For the full text of the policy, or for additional help to help get caught up on property tax payments go to www.Washtenaw.org/Treasurer. To make a secure property tax payment, go to www.Washtenaw.org/PAY.


February 10th UPDATE: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with GetSetUp to help residents navigate online COVID-19 vaccine information; Dr. Joneigh Khaldun to provide overview for older adults Thursday, February 11.

Older adults in Michigan experiencing challenges finding COVID-19 vaccine information online now have a trusted source for assistance.

Through its partnership with the national education technology company GetSetUp, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Aging & Adult Services Agency is offering a series of sessions to walk older Michiganders through the Michigan COVID-19 vaccine website. The goal is to help them find their local health department to register online for a vaccine appointment or to be added to the waitlist.

On Thursday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m., Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan’s chief medical executive and MDHHS chief deputy medical director, will join a session to provide a brief overview of the landscape in Michigan and to answer some frequently asked questions. 

Registration is required. To register, visit www.getsetup.io/michigan by selecting this link or call 1.888.559.1614.  Michiganders without internet access looking for vaccine information should contact the MDHHS COVID-19 hotline at 1.888.535.6136. Read the MDHHS' press release in it's entirety by selecting this link.


February 4th UPDATE: New gatherings & face masks order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services takes effect Monday, February 8.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its current epidemic order regarding gatherings and face masks, effective Monday, February 8. Select this link for more information.

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February 2nd UPDATE: Launching First Phase of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination.

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, starting February 11 those eligible for the vaccine will have the opportunity to be vaccinated at select pharmacies across the country through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This program is a public-private partnership, with 21 national pharmacy partners and networks of independent pharmacies representing over 40,000 pharmacy locations nationwide (listed below). It is a key component of the Administration’s national strategy to expand equitable access to vaccines for the American public.

As the first phase of this program launches, select retail pharmacies nationwide will receive limited vaccine supply to vaccinate priority groups at no cost. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked with states to select initial pharmacy partners based on a number of factors, including their ability to reach some of the populations most at-risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Americans should check their pharmacy’s website to find out if the vaccine is available, as supply will be limited in the initial phase. More information is available at cdc.gov/covid19.

Participating pharmacies include:

  • Walgreens (including Duane Reade)
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (including Long’s)
  • Walmart, Inc. (including Sam’s Club)
  • Rite Aid Corp.
  • The Kroger Co. 
  • Costco Wholesale Corp.
  • Meijer Inc.

February 1st UPDATE: New gathering guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released its next epidemic order, taking effect February 1, which will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters & stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; & non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households. Read the press release in it's entirety by selecting this link.

February 1 MDHHS Order


January 25th UPDATE: Eligible businesses may apply for a Second Draw PPP loan through Wednesday, March 31. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA began accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021 and is currently accepting Second Draw PPP loan applications through March 31, 2021. Learn more, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, by selecting this link.


January 19th UPDATE: Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program taking applications through Friday, January 22.

The State of Michigan has allocated $55 million to implement the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus and the Gatherings and Mask Order. The application to apply is now open and will close at 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 22, 2021. Learn more, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, by selecting this link.


January 11th UPDATE: The Program for Multicultural Health at Michigan Medicine is holding a virtual townhall on COVID-19 and the African American Community on Saturday, January 16.

View the flyer for the January 16 virtual townhall to learn additional information, including how to RSVP.


January 11th UPDATE: Washtenaw County Health Department calls for patience as the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins

As the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in Washtenaw County begins today, the Washtenaw County Health Department asks for continued patience, as vaccine supplies and providers remain limited. Read more, including about scheduling for available appointments, in their press release - Health Department January 11 Press Release


January 7th UPDATE: Scheduling for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes older adults and some essential workers, begins January 11

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated their vaccine priority guidance and has authorized local health departments to begin vaccinating the following groups starting Monday, January 11:

  • People age 65 years or older
  • Frontline, essential workers with frequent or ongoing exposure as a part of their work. This includes some, but not all essential workers previously designated in 1B. First responders, police officers, jail and prison staff, pre-K-12 teachers and childcare providers are included.

Learn more, including how to schedule an appointment, here.


December 18th UPDATE:  New Gathering Guidelines

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November 18th UPDATE: New COVID-19 accessible drive-thru testing site to provide saliva testing

Washtenaw County Health Department is announcing plans with LynxDx and the 2|42 Community Center to offer a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Ann Arbor opening on Wednesday, November 18. This new site will offer contactless saliva testing and will be open to all Michigan residents with or without insurance. COVID-19 continues to spread in Washtenaw County. Access to COVID-19 testing is an important tool in helping identify cases and prevent further community spread of COVID-19. Read the press release in it's entirety here.


November 15th UPDATE: Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 - Gatherings and Face Mask Order Effective November 18th

Michigan law imposes on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) a duty to continually and diligently endeavor to "prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health," and gives the Department "general supervision of the interests of health and life of people of this state." MCL 333.2221. MDHHS may "[e]xercise authority and promulgate rules to safeguard properly the public health; to prevent the spread of diseases and the existence of sources of contamination; and to implement and carry out the powers and duties vested by law in the department." MCL 333.2226(d). Read the press release in it's entirety here.

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November 12th UPDATE: Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Priorities for COVID-19 Case Investigation - Everyone should take immediate action to isolate or quarantine if positive or exposed.

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are growing exponentially in Washtenaw County and across Michigan. Investigation and contact tracing calls and emails are likely to be delayed. Washtenaw County Health Department reminds everyone not to wait for a call from them. If you have tested positive, have symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19, you can take immediate steps to prevent additional spread of illness. Isolate yourself for 10 days if you are positive or have symptoms. Quarantine for 14 days if you are a close contact of a positive case. Read the press release in it's entirety here.


November 6th UPDATE: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issues guidance to help keep workplaces safe

To ensure workers across Michigan remain healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released recommendations for employers on how to keep workplaces safe. Read the press release in it's entirety here.


November 6th UPDATE: Additional food assistance for Michigan families in response to COVID-19 emergency extended through November

Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to additional food assistance benefits during the month of November as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today. Read the press release in it's entirety here.


October 29th UPDATE: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order - Gathering Prohibition and Face Covering

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued an emergency order to address threats to the public health like that posed by COVID-19 by imposing restrictions on attendance limitations at gatherings, capacity restrictions, protection of workers, face covering requirement at gatherings, and more. Read the emergency order in it's entirety here.


June 9th UPDATE: Pittsfield Township Administrative Office Buildings to Begin Re-Opening

As Pittsfield Township transitions towards physically reopening its administrative buildings, please find details outlined in the Pandemic Transition Protocol document, available to view & download here.


April 9th UPDATE: Curbside COVID-19 Screening Area Opened at St. Joseph Mercy's Ann Arbor Hospital

The curbside COVID-19 screening area at the St. Joseph Mercy's Ann Arbor hospital now offers COVID-19 screening to the general public. Testing criteria includes symptomatic patients and those who meet exposure criteria.

physician's order is NOT required for screening.

WHEN:Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, seven days a week

WHERE: Screening area is located at 5301 McAuley Drive North Entrance, next to the Main Entrance Ypsilanti, MI 48197

HOW: Drive through screening – People can stay in their vehicles.

WHO:Open to the public, no prescreen or appointment is necessary.

St. Joseph Mercy are offering this service to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk to patients and their families. If you have any questions, please call the hospital's COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-247-1258.

Learn more here.