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COVID-19 RESOURCES

WHERE CAN YOU GET HELP?

 

 

MICHIGAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (MEDC)
https://www.michiganbusiness.org/


NEW:

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS INCREASED AND EXPANDED

Article added March 30, 2020


 

APPLY FOR GRANTS/LOANS -

Michigan Small Business Relief Program - $500,000 in grants/loans has been allocated for 10-county district.  Applications will be accepted and processed by Networks Northwest.  CHECK HERE FOR LINK FOR LOAN APPLICATIONS which are scheduled to go live on Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

Small Business Relief Program Grants

https://www.michiganbusiness.org/495144/globalassets/documents/covid19/michigan-small-business-relief-program-grants_final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2jJ7xVInXl3K7xtzV6h0A193ellzwqZA3z7S3dJk63o1AtpDwcRFJkktU

 

 

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) -
This website is clear, easy to follow and has loads of information available.  Highly recommended; has answers to frequently asked questions. Limit the calls to our local agencies - save for emergencies.  Why is social distancing and staying at home so important?  For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the last date of exposure, because 14 days is the longest incubation period seen for similar coronaviruses.  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?  Every time you are in public and around others, you risk becoming exposed, and spreading it to everyone else, including those in your home.... and that puts you back to day 1 for self-isolation.   

 

 

NORTHERN LAKES ECONOMIC ALLIANCE (NLEA)
https://www.northernlakes.net/nlea-to-join-region-wide-effort-amid-economic-challenges-related-to-covid-19/
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance joins region-wide effort to assist small businesses affected by Covid19
NLEA has applied for grant money and relief loans for businesses in its district.  NLEA President Andy Hayes warns that there will be far more applicants and requests than there will be money available.  We are working with NLEA and other local organizations to coordinate local relief support.

Statewide Matchmaking Platform for Critical COVID-19 Response - accepting donations of supplies criticial to response efforts, provides health and human services providers and local municipalities to with direct access to suppliers of goods and services, virtual procurement services



 

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN -

I think I was exposed to COVID-19; I have tested positive for COVID-19 -- Transparent, clear answers to your questions
What You Need To Know

A Guide to Social Distancing, self isolation, self monitoring, and what to do if you are exposed to, or test positive for Covid19

 


 

ANTRIM COUNTY HELPING HANDS & HEARTS (ACHHH)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2118567801700892/

 

This local group formed in 2016 to provide individuals a place to share, barter or give away items they no longer need.  ACHHH has joined forces with Antrim County Chambers of Commerce, including Mancelona, Bellaire, Alden and Central Lake to promote cash flow to our businesses, especially those who are struggling to keep their doors open.  Everyone is welcome to post items for barter.  If you own a business and have come up with a way to continue serving your customers - whether it be by gift cards, leaving special orders outside, or delivery -- this is a great place to share it.  Read more about how this local Facebook group page can help you.

 

 

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

ANTRIM COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REQUEST:

As you all might know, the COVID-19 pandemic has already started to stretch resources that are available to healthcare facilities. At this point, all resources that are coming into the State are being directed to hospitals, long-term medical care facilities, and fire & rescue. Unfortunately, this leaves first responders and police departments throughout Antrim County scrambling to obtain personal protection equipment. This is where you come in.  

Antrim County is seeking contributions as part of their county-wide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Resources, such as masks, gowns, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizers and more are urgently needed.  Read more, HERE.

 

NEW

ANTRIM COUNTY EOC NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Please view this urgent request; your resources can help save lives!

 

 


Statewide Matchmaking Platform for Critical COVID-19 Response 
accepting donations of supplies criticial to response efforts, provides health and human services providers and local municipalities to with direct access to suppliers of goods and services, virtual procurement services