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.


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.


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.