Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Updated: June 3, 2020
Oakland County Rescinds Playground Closure Order As Of Friday, June 5
All playground equipment will be re-opened in the County and the Village per this rescission. Please continue to maintain social distancing and all other CDC recommendations to help continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
On June 1, 2020 Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-110 Temporary restrictions on certain events, gatherings, and businesses (Rescission of Executive Orders 2020-69 and 2020-96)
Updated: May 18, 2020
Village announces plan to safely reopen facilities, restore non-essential services starting June 1st.
In anticipation Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer may allow non-essential governmental operations to resume after May 28, Village Administration has undertaken research and preparation of a detailed plan to safely reopen Village Hall. This comprehensive plan places a premium on protecting the health of Village employees and members of the public who visit Village Hall consistent with federal and state guidelines.
In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, social distancing remains the most effective means of reducing the risk of transmission of the virus. To ensure that not less than six feet of spacing between employees and visitors is realized within Village Hall, the Village analyzed the proper occupancy load in accordance with state guidelines. There was an emphasis of allowing work from home, especially for employees vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age or health. To further mitigate the risk of transmission, Village employees are being directed to stay home from work should they be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Every Village employee reporting for work will complete a daily health screening that includes a health assessment questionnaire and temperature check. Employees will be required to wear a mask when moving throughout Village facilities. Visitors to Village Hall will also be required to wear a mask while inside the public space, get their temparature taken, and complete a Visitor Form at the Police Department. We ask that visitors also make an appointment through the end of May to limit our exposures. Detailed work plans for observing social distancing and using personal protection equipment have been developed for employees required to work outside of Village facilities. All facilities will be equipped with multiple hand sanitizing stations and the buildings will be thoroughly cleaned twice a week with deep cleaning on Thursdays.
We appreciate the effort of Village employees to prepare us for a safe re-opening. We’ll continue to rely on this amazing team effort as we progress with a responsible game plan to transition back to full operations.
To access the Village of Wolverine Lake’s Plan for Re-Opening, please click here.
On May 15, 2020 Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-93 Temporary requirement to suspect activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life (Rescission of Executive Orders 2020-56 and 2020-77)
On May 7, 2020 Governor Whitmer's signed Executive Order No. 2020-77 Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life (Rescission of Executive Order 2020-59).
We are continuing to monitor news sources and agency updates from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), the MI Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Oakland County Health Department for the latest info and guidance regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Resources related and latest information on COVID-19:
- Michigan Governor's Executive Orders
- Michigan Governor's Executive Order regarding FOIA Update
- Michigan Department of Health
- Michigan Attorney General
- Oakland County Health Division
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
STATE OF MICHIGAN INFORMATION:
- COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-535-6136 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily)
- Stay Safe, Stay Home Executive Order 2020-21
- One page summary of the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, including what you can and cannot do while the order is in place (March 24 - April 13).
- Executive Order 2020-21 Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are Critical Infrastructure Workers?
- Michigan Department of Health, COVID-19 Resources, and Updates
- New: Assistance for low-income Michiganders
OAKLAND COUNTY INFORMATION:
- Text OAKGOV to 28748 to subscribe to receive COVID-19 updates
- Oakland County Health Division, COVID-19 Resources, and Updates
- 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 email@example.com.
- Common Ground: 800-231-1127
- Haven: 248-334-1274, TTY: 248-972-2540
The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis.
Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. There have been reports of:
- Individuals and businesses selling fake cures or tests for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.
- Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received.
- Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.
Learn more about what the Department of Justice is doing.
Learn more about what the Federal Trade Commission is doing.
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that has now spread to the United States. It is mild for most people but can cause severe illness and result in death for some. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, have the greatest risk of becoming severely ill. There is no vaccine and no medications approved to treat COVID-19 at this time.
How it Spreads
COVID-19 spreads from person to person, mainly through coughs and sneezes of infected people or between people who are in close contact.
How the Village of Wolverine Lake is Responding
We activated our Emergency Operations Center which is in accordance with the Oakland County Health Department in order to coordinate response and prepare for a potential outbreak. Our Emergency Operations staff have been and continue to work closely with Oakland County Health Department and Oakland County Homeland Security, the state, and federal officials to protect our community as we respond to this developing situation.
This is a new disease, and scientists are learning more about it daily. Recommendations may change rapidly.
How to Protect Yourself and Others:
The most important thing you can do is to practice everyday healthy behaviors that prevent the spread of germs.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Don't touch your face with unwashed hands.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available. Look for one with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing
These actions don't just protect you. They help keep our whole community safe, especially our most vulnerable residents, by slowing the spread of the disease.
Click here to learn how Oakland County has prepared and created educational information for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention efforts.
Click here for resources on how to plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Information provided by the CDC.
Masks Are Recommended
In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. 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.
Check out this video on "How to Make Your own Face Covering" by Dr. Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General.
Several countries are experiencing rapid community spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to these countries. If you have trips planned, check the latest CDC travel guidelines.
What to Do If You're Sick:
When you're sick, stay home! Don't spread infections to others. When you're sick with any respiratory illness:
- Stay home. Don't go to school or work.
- Minimize contact with others in your household.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don't have a tissue, cough into your elbow rather than your hand.
- Wash or sanitize hands immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, like doorknobs, phones, and faucets.
If you suspect you are infected with COVID-19, call ahead before visiting ANY medical facility so they can prepare. Do not go to an emergency room with mild symptoms.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- shortness of breath
- been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or
- recently traveled from an area with ongoing community spread
Coronavirus Disease (COVID - 19) Quick Facts:
CDC Fact Sheet (English)
CDC Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Viruses Don’t Discriminate and Neither Should We
Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of coronavirus disease, are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma toward people, places, or things. You can reduce stigma if you:
- Rely on and share trusted sources of information
- Speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation
- Show support for impacted individuals and communities