Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) News & Information
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lansing will be making temporary changes to the Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) and yard waste collection services. Press Release
The City of Lansing and the City of East Lansing announce that they will provide funding to Holy Cross, Advent House Ministries, Haven House and other local charities to support regional work with the homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis. Press Release
Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will extend its 2019 City of Lansing income tax filing deadline from April 30, 2020, to July 31, 2020. Press Release
Mayor Andy Schor's COVID-19 Daily Update Email
- COVID-19 Daily Update April 3
- COVID-19 Daily Update April 2
- COVID-19 Daily Update April 1
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 31
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 30
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 27
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 26
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 25
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 24
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 23
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 20
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 19
- COVID-19 Daily Update March 18
Committee and Council Meetings Canceled
Due to the Emergency Order issued by Mayor Schor on March 16, 2020, the City Council Offices will be CLOSED to the public FROM MARCH 17, 2020 through APRIL 5, 2020.
THERE WILL BE NO REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMITTEE OR COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING THIS PERIOD.
Mayor Andy Schor joins bipartisan mayors from across the country in signing the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s letter to congress asking for the $250 billion in emergency supplemental assistance to be provided directly to America’s cities to help address both the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress is considering at $1 trillion request and it’s imperative that cities are included.
Visit the U.S. Conference of Mayors Website to learn more.
How Can I Help?
- Volunteers are needed for Lansing area shelters. If you are available to volunteer, please call Renee Jones at Holy Cross (517) 489-5278 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tri-County Office on Aging is looking for volunteers to safely deliver meals to seniors in the area: https://www.tcoa.org/volunteer
- Participate in the City of Lansing's Homemade Mask Drop-Off Program. Click this link to learn more about the program. Click this link for the Centers for Disease Control's face mask guidelines.
Small Business Assistance
- Application for disaster loan assistance
- How to apply for an SBA EIDL loan / More Information
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation Resources
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership Local Business Feedback Survey
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership Local Business Feedback Survey Summary
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership Emergency Small Business Relief Website
- Chamber Of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide
Need A Job?
Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State’s employment search engine - Pure Michigan Talent Connect - provides job seekers and employers with an online portal at MiTalent.org to post, search and connect to these job openings.
Thousands of new jobs are being posted to MiTalent.org each day. Employers looking to hire during the COVID-19 pandemic should use the COVID-19 On-Demand Hiring Intake Form to ensure their postings appear in the search results.
For more information, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-523761--,00.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website
- The State of Michigan Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Website
- Ingham County Health Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website
- Sparrow Health Systems Website
- McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital Website
- Lansing School District School Closure Food Service Program Website
- Michigan Department of Education Summer Food Service Program Interactive Map
- Map of Country-Specific Travel Health Information
- "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-535-6136
Translated COVID-19 Documents
- Arabic "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Burmese "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Chinese "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Dari "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Farsi "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- French "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Kinyarwanda "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Pashto "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Portuguese "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Russian "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Somali "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Spanish "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Vietnamese "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Swahili "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Tigrinya "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Ukrainian "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
- Urdu "Stop the Spread of Germs" Document
What Is Novel Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
What are the Symptoms?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID 19:
- Shortness of Breath
How Does the Virus Spread?The Virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
People are thought to be most contagious when they are the most symptomatic (the sickest), however some spread might be possible before people show symptoms.
Who is At High Risk?Older adults and people who have underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Steps to Prevent Illness
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick by putting distance between yourself and other people.
Steps to Protect Others
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn what to do if you are sick.