Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(updated 3-31-2020)




Resource Guide for Small Businesses


At 11 AM on March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer has announced and signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order which begins at 12:01 AM Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 

What does this mean?
This executive order directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during the COVID-19 crisis for at least the next three weeks. 
 
YOU CAN: 
• Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food. 
• Go to the pharmacy to pick up a needed prescription. 
• Engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking. 
• Go to the hospital or secure any care necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve your health or the health of a loved one. 
• Fill your car with gas. 
• Return to Michigan to a home or place of residence from outside the State. 
• Leave the State for a home or residence elsewhere. 
• Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian for needed medical care. 
 
YOU MAY NOT: 
• Leave the home to work unless your employer designates you as a critical infrastructure worker. 
• Participate in any public gatherings. 
• Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facilities (with limited exceptions). 
• Go to the mall or to restaurants. 
 
BUSINESSES THAT REMAIN OPEN FOR IN-PERSON WORK MUST TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS TO MINIMIZE THE VIRUS’S SPREAD. THEY MUST: 
• Promote remote work to the fullest extent possible. 
• Restrict the number of workers present in-person on the job. 
• Keep employees at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible and enabling social distancing for customers who are standing in line. 
• Any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control  
 
 
What does this mean for our Village?
We are continuing to take all necessary precautions to the fullest extent in order to keep our staff and community safe per the guidance of the State and County. It is important to note that during a Public Health crisis of this nature that we follow the State and County's Health office's as they are our emergency operations lead and health experts since we do not have public health officials on staff. We follow their lead, not for political cover but because they are the experts in dealing with this Public Health crisis and are able to make qualified decisions about next steps. 
 
Following the executive orders from Governor Whitmer, we would like to update the community with what our Village departments are doing and how you can get a hold of them:  
  • Village Hall and Department of Public Works are closed to the public. Each department has been set-up to work with minimal person to person contact in order to check mail, process paperwork, and other essential materials.
  • Police Department will remain open, however, we encourage the community to call ahead before physically visiting at 248-960-6060.
  • All public meetings are canceled until further notice (e.g. Village Council, Planning Commission, ZBA, and all advisory boards/commission). We are currently working on virtual solutions for hosting our public meetings. Please stay tuned for more details.     
  • Public Works will continue with its "on-call"  field crews for essential services and needs. Their mainline will continue to be answered during normal business hours. For additional questions, please contact them at dpw@wolverinelake.com.
  • Residents and community members can pay their water bills and other utilities online or at our secure dropbox located at Village Hall (425 Glengary).  Oakland County will be waiving electronic processing fees starting March 25th. To learn more about how to pay online, head to our "How To" page on our website. If you have additional questions, you can reach the Treasurer at treasurer@wolverinelake.com
  • Inspection hours have been postponed until further notice. Certain inspections will be evaluated on a case by case basis and emergency oriented basis.
  • Those who have registered for a Parks & Recreation program, event, or activity that is taking place this month will receive a refund.
  • Play structures are closed to the public but PARKS are still open. 
To stay up-to-date with the latest details regarding what the Village is doing, visit our website as we update things. Be sure to follow us via social media, the village website, and our email notification system as we will be sharing through those channels as more information is provided.

Stay up-to-date with the County:

Oakland County has its OakAlerts notification system where they share the latest updates regarding COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to join by texting OAKGOV to 287-48 to retrieve them.

Additionally, information from Oakland County Health Department is updated on their website OakGov.com/covid as it becomes available. The Oakland County Nurse on Call is also available at 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM or you can email noc@oakgov.com.

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