COVID-19 News and Resources

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Retirees are in the age group that is most threatened with serious complications from the COVID-19 virus, so we can be extra happy that a reduction in COVID-19 infections has enabled Governor Whitmer to roll back some of the quarantine directives that required us to avoid contact with others. While each of us needs to decide what our own limits are in terms of contacts with others, many retail stores, restaurants, professional offices and clinics are opening for business. To help you make these decisions and get answers to your questions, refer to the websites listed below:

●  University of Michigan, Office of Public Affairs provides a website with comprehensive information for university retirees, students, faculty, and staff. Sections include Health, Preparedness, Travel & Study Abroad, Teaching & Working, Students, Messages and News. https://coronavirus.umich.edu/

●  Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Resources including links to Patient-Specific Guidelines, Visitor Guidelines, and more. https://www.uofmhealth.org/covid-19-update

●  University Human Resources announces benefit updates in response to COVID-19 https://record.umich.edu/articles/hr-announces-benefit-updates-in-response-to-covid-19/

●  Michigan Medicine partners with Food Gatherers to help people affected financially by COVID-19 during an unprecedented time of demand. Donations of protective gear, food and toiletries will be accepted from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays at Dock 90 of 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor. Drive up and drop off your donations without getting out of your car.
https://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/202003/u-m-drive-donation-site-will-collect-food-community-members

●  State of Michigan COVID-19 resources https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

●  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

●  National Institute of Health (NIH) https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

●  World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019