A message from CEC Board Chair, Monique Marks and Executive Director, Stephanie Young regarding COVID 19
There continues to be a great deal of uncertainty around what to expect during the COVID-19 health emergency. The one thing to be certain of – we, as a community, are stronger together. Accurate and current information is at the core of keeping one another safe and healthy. Please see the following and share with your neighbors, family and friends.
What Information Should You Trust About COVID-19
- Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 running rampant, particularly on social media. You should fact check and research the sources of information found on social media before forwarding and sharing with others.
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
- Visit the State of Michigan website
- Visit the City of Detroit website
- Sign-up with the Department of Homeland Security to receive email, text and telephone information. Please share this information far and wide. This messaging system will be used for emergencies beyond COVID-19. Homeland Security has asked for the community’s help to encourage Detroiters to register.
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid large crowds.
- Wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds – frequently throughout the day and especially after being out. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when unable to wash hands.
- Clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces and devices, including but not limited to: cell phones, door knobs/handles, car door handles and steering wheels, remote controls, toilet handles, etc.
- Cover mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing with a tissue or arm sleeve.
- DWSD has partnered with Wayne Metro to offer water restoration assistance. Contact Wayne Metro at 313.386.9727 if your water is currently shut-off or you have a shut-off notice.
- Know what the primary symptoms are: cough, fever and shortness of breath.
- Self-quarantine and contact your primary care physician if you have these symptoms. If you do not have a primary care physician, contact the City of Detroit Health Department for advice on next steps, hotline number is 313.876.4000 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.