As of April 3, Canton has 161 confirmed Coronavirus cases and four deaths. There are a total of 2,586 cases in Wayne County (excluding the City of Detroit). This information will be updated daily.
The entire Wayne County update can be found here Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline.
The CDC has recommended the use of facial coverings when out in public. Please note: The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
In order to support other Beaumont hospitals throughout the region, Beaumont Wayne’s Emergency Department will be closed to EMS traffic. Canton Fire will no longer be able to transport to their facility.
Canton residents may still use Canton’s Beaumont facility for minor injuries during regular business hours, and should go to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, or St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia for 24-hour emergency room services. Canton Fire will continue to monitor the situation and follow medical control protocols while transporting Canton residents.
If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommends that you contact your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms.
The MDHHS also has a hotline for Coronavirus questions: 1-888/535-6136. This number will be answered daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Canton Township facilities are closed to the public until April 14. All critical and emergency services continue to operate with full staffing. The closures do not affect any Police or Fire services, including 9-1-1. Collection of trash will continue as scheduled.
Water bills can be paid by mail to P.O Box 87680, Canton Michigan, 48188; the drop box* located outside the main entrance to the Canton Administration Building, by phone IVR 833-697-1711, and online at www.canton-mi.org/979. However, late fees will not be assessed for March and April water bills as long as full payment is received by Friday, May 29. *Please do not place cash payments in the drop box.
Canton’s Leadership Team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and would like to remind residents about the importance of social distancing. We all need to work together and look out for each other’s health and safety.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the following:
Canton has set up a COVID-19 Resource Center hotline, 734/394-5440 intended to be used as a request for emergency resources for individuals who are homebound, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Those needing assistance are encouraged to leave their name, phone number, and what assistance is being requested (i.e. food, toiletries, non-narcotic medical supplies, etc.) This line is not intended for medical advice or financial assistance.
The Center is also designed to receive and coordinate offers of help from those in the position to provide assistance. In order to respond to these requests, Canton Public Safety and representative volunteers are offering a ‘porch pick-up’ of non-perishable items at this time, including things like Ensure, as well as toiletries. If you are able to donate these items, please call 734/394-5440 or email email@example.com with your address. Volunteers will collect these items from known addresses on Fridays, 9 am-12 noon.
A Resource Center representative will return each call with follow up questions and information, and all calls will be logged and tracked.
Know the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19):
• Shortness of breath
If you are sick or think you may have Coronavirus:
• Call your doctor for guidance before getting medical care
If you do not have a doctor:
• Call the Wayne County COVID-19 Hotline 734/287-7870, M-F, 8 am – 5 pm
• Call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline 888/535-6136, 7 days a week, 8 am – 5 pm
Please call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only and tell dispatchers that you have or may have COVID-19.
Meals on Wheels helps homebound seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. It can be an absolutely essential service for many older adults—providing a hot meal, a friendly visitor and someone to check in on them every weekday. Learn more here Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline or call 1-800/852-7795. Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline or call
Work Share PDF Download – The Governor’s Unemployment Insurance Executive Order expands the State’s Work Share program. Employers are encouraged to implement the program that permits employers to maintain operational productivity during declines in regular business activity instead of laying off workers. It’s important to note that the E.O. now allows all employers to take advantage of the program, regardless of whether the employer’s reserve in the employer’s experience account as of the most recent computation date preceding the date of the employer’s application is a positive number.
Small Business Loans (Economic Disaster Loan) - Governor Whitmer is seeking additional solutions for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Earlier this month, Congress passed legislation that makes $1 billion available to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor has informed SBA that she is seeking an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for the state and has initiated the process to receive the declaration from SBA. Once granted, small businesses in qualifying areas will be able to access low-interest loans through the SBA. In the interim, we are encouraging small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their application. You can find more information here Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is compiling a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses.
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has information and resources for both employers and employees.