As the facts on the ground continue to evolve and the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, it’s important to have up to date resources and opportunities to get involved at your fingertips.

The labor movement is working to protect the health and safety of all workers, including those on the front lines of this public health emergency. As part of that work, the Michigan labor movement has created this page to be a one-stop shop for all of the information you might need.

For all your health-related questions, the state of Michigan has a new hotline at 1-888-535-6136, taking calls 7 days a week from 8 am – 5 pm. Or you can email COVID19@michigan.gov 24/7. You can also see the latest information and resources from the state at Michigan.gov/coronavirus.

Our partners at the United Way are working to rapidly deploy resources, to get relief to the folks who need it most. Collectively they’ve already raised a significant sum statewide, with at least one local group raising more than one million dollars. You can get connected with your local United Way at their statewide coordination website here, either to get connected with assistance or contribute money to help them help others.

Michigan 2-1-1 is available around the clock and 365 days a year in over 180 languages. Dial 2-1-1 right now if you need assistance with housing, utilities, health care or other direct services. You can also dial 2-1-1 to get important information on community efforts, school closings and food delivery, and even sign up to volunteer if you’re interested.

Click here to find a food bank in your area. If you’re in need of food, your local food bank will be able to help. If you’re looking to help out your neighbors, please contribute money to your local food bank – not excess food.

General Guidance and Resources

WHO: Information and Guidance Regarding the Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

CDC: How to Protect Yourself

CDC: If You Think You Are Sick

AFL-CIO: Coronavirus: COVID-19 flyer

Seattle Times: Facts About Novel Coronavirus and How to Prevent COVID-19

State of Michigan: Coronavirus News Updates

Policy and Action

Michigan AFL-CIO: Thank you card to all of the frontline workers keeping us safe

AFL-CIO: Working People’s Demands in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

AFL-CIO: Priorities of the Labor Movement to Address the Coronavirus

AFL-CIO: Take Action: Unions Respond to COVID-19

AFL-CIO: Labor Movement Relief Funds