COVID-19 Updates for Parents and Youth

LAST UPDATED - MARCH 31, 2020

Below are links to our local, state, and federal government websites with information about COVID-19 and the latest news and developments. For more infromation on each section, click the image and it will redirect you to the specific resource. Stay safe and we wish you and your family good health! The Youth Connection will continue to work tirelessly to connect our youth to a brighter future!

COVID-19 Links for Youth and Families

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DSPCD)

DSPCD has information on their website for the following topics:

  • Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch at 17 schools in Detroit starting March 26, 2020.
  • Academic Support (At Home Academic packets) and other resources to help students learn while out of school.
  • Homework Hotline
  • Links to other COVID-19 resources.

Comast Internet Essentials

Comcast is offering 2 months of free high speed internet connectivity through it's internet essentials program to help keep students and parent connected during the COVID-19 outbreak.

City of Detroit

The City of Detroit website has information for all Detroit residents about COVID-19 including:

  • City Department resources for COVID-19
  • Recreation Centers and Senior Centers offering Grab and Go Meals for youth and seniors
  • Information on other City resources for those affected by COVID-19

Gleaner's Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan

Gleaner's is still operating food distribution sites throughout Detroit. For information on the closest food pickup date/times, click the gleaners image!

Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN)

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network is doing everything it can to communicate accurate information to its Members, Providers and the Community in the wake of the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic.

Wayne County

The Wayne County website has information affecting citizens of Wayne County (including Detroit) on COVID-19.

Ascension

Ascension has more COVID-19 resources and a great Myths and Facts section of linnks about COVIID-19.

Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System has a COVID-19 Resourse page that includes a patient hotline, symptoms of COVID-19, what to do if you think you are infected with COVID-19 and other resources for metro Detroiters.

State of Michigan

 

Information from the State of Michigan including:

 

  • The latest announcements from Governor Whitmer
  • Policies and documents about COVID-19
  • Information about Employment for parents including unemployment insurance and filing for benefits
  • The latest information on the number of cases in Michigan and ways to help decrease the spread of the virus

United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information from the US CDC about COVID-19 and all resources from the federal government.

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