Coronavirus in Michigan

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lebanese American Club of Michigan is committed to sharing information to our communities about the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan. The latest updates are available on the CDC and State of Michigan websites.

The Lebanese American Club of Michigan has also launched a Business Directory to support small businesses owned and operated by Lebanese Americans. We encourage our members and supporters to support these businesses during these trying times.

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Michigan's Response

What State Officials Are Doing

  • The first confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan were identified in two residents from Oakland and Wayne counties.
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency to maximize efforts and slow the spread of the virus.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has set up a web page to provide latest updates on the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Michigan officials have also set up an email distribution list for latest updates on the state's response.
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CDC's Recommendations

Steps to Prevent Illness

  • Clean your hands often, washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Regularly monitor yourself for signs of fever or other symptoms.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
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Am I at risk for COVID-19 in the United States?

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment may change daily. The latest updates are available on CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Read more.

Who is at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness including older adults, and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. Read more.

What should people at higher risk of serious illness with COVID-19 do?

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should: stock up on supplies; take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others; when you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick; limit close contact and wash your hands often; and avoid crowds, cruise travel, and non-essential travel. If there is an outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible. Watch for symptoms and emergency signs. If you get sick, stay home and call your doctor. More information on how to prepare, what to do if you get sick, and how communities and caregivers can support those at higher risk is available on People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19. Read more.

What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever1, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read more.

Other Resources

The information contained on this web site is intended for the purpose of general information and should not substitute the advice of healthcare professionals.

ALERT: The Lebanese American Club of Michigan is committed to sharing information to our communities about the emergence of the coronavirus. Click here for more information.