Friends, this message was sent to our email subscribers yesterday morning, and we want to make sure the rest of our followers are aware of how the League will be proceeding in the coming days:
Dear friends and partners,
We wanted to make sure you all are in the loop on how the League will continue to do its work in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the days go on, our biggest concern is making sure Michiganders stay healthy, so we will limit our communication on social media to amplifying messages to keep folks safe and secure. We want important messages from the governor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the attorney general, and other federal, state and local leaders to be able to cut through the noise on social media. Accurate, factual information, which can be found here from the State of Michigan, is key for handling this public health emergency. We hope that you are doing your best to stay home and away from crowds if possible, practicing good hygiene and heeding the advice of health experts. Please pay attention to local officials and schools for more information about programs for community members in need. If you think you may be sick and are not in an emergency situation, please stay home and call your doctor or urgent care for guidance or contact the DHHS Coronavirus hotline.
We’re doing our part to keep folks home by closing our office until March 30, with plans to monitor and adjust that closure as needed. Our staff will be working remotely and the best way to contact us is via email. Our contact information can be found here.
Meanwhile, we’ll be working behind the scenes to strengthen the programs and policies that will benefit Michiganders during this pandemic and beyond. Keeping the Healthy Michigan Plan strong, ensuring paid leave for all workers, addressing housing and food insecurity, improving the safety net and more. We are also attempting to create a statewide clearinghouse of information on Covid-19 resources. If you have any information on resources or guidance from your local communities, please add it to this document.
Thank you as always for your continued support of the League’s work. We are grateful to have such a strong network as we work on policies that will strengthen Michigan in good times and in hard times.
Gilda Z. Jacobs