Coronavirus-COVID19 Information

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease by a new coronavirus first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Currently, it has spread to more than 300,000 cases around the world. The virus is called "SARS-CoV-2,"  and the disease is call "coronavirus disease 2019" (abbreviated "COVID-19").

As the coronavirus spreads to multiple countries and states and cities in the U.S., the City is watching the progress closely with the safety of our residents in mind.

The City created this webpage to provide information and resources to our citizens. We will update it as the virus progresses.

THE CITY RESPONDS: 

CITY HALL AND THE PUBLIC LIBRARY ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The following City services to the public are also impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak (Updated June 2, 2020): 

In the Department of Public Works (DPW) Updated June 2, 2020 
* Trash collection and Yard Waste service is not affected. 
*  Long Monday Drop-Off resumes on Monday, June 8, 2020. 
*  Household Hazardous Waste Day will be rescheduled for May 2021. 
*  Trash carts cannot be picked up from the DPW office. They will be delivered. 
*  Water shut offs (due to non-payment), meter change appointments, and non-critical service person appointment are suspended. 
*  Residents in need of sand can call DPW (445.5363) and request delivery. Sandbags can be picked up from the DPW.

In the Library Updated June 2, 2020 
* The Library is closed to the public. Patrons are encouraged to use their online services at www.scslibrary.org 
*  The Library book drop is temporarily closed. 
*  Donations for the Friends of the Library are suspended. 
*  All items checked out during the months of February, March, and April have a return due date of June 15.

At the Senior Center/Civic Arena/Golf Course Updated June 2, 2020 
* The Senior Center/Civic Arena remains closed. 
* The Parks & Recreation Office is open 9 am – 7 pm Monday thru Friday, and 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Park Passes, boat well and boat launch passes are available for purchase. 
* SMART Bus Service Not available. 
* Golf Course is open. Visit www.scsgolf.com or call the Pro Shop at 586.294.2000 (ext.1) for tee times.

In the City Clerk’s Office Updated June 2, 2020 
* Death Certificates can be obtained by utilizing a request form on the City Clerk page and submitted via the white drop box in front of City Hall or by US Mail. 
* Bid Openings can be submitted electronically (marya@scsmi.net), placed in the white drop box in front of City Hall, by US Mail, or other delivery service by bid deadline time. 
* City Council meetings are open to the public. Council meetings are live-streamed or are available on the website. 
* All Boards & Commissions meeting dates can be viewed on the City’s website calendar and on the Boards and Commissions page. 

At the 40th District Court Updated June 2, 2020 
Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders, the 40th District Court building is currently closed to the general public. Judges and staff are conducting normal business with strict safety measures being followed.

HEARINGS/FILINGS: 
The court is conducting all hearings remotely using Zoom Virtual Court. Every effort is being made to contact parties to cases in order to schedule these hearings via Zoom. Any court user who has a pending case and is interested in conducting his/her hearing remotely should email clerk@40thdistrictcourt.org or call the court to schedule a hearing date (# 586.445.5280; dial 0 to speak with a Court Clerk). All parties must agree to conducting the hearing via Zoom Virtual Court.

The public may view hearings live via YouTube Live, searching 40th District Court. Each Judge has his own YouTube channel that is labeled accordingly. The hearings will only appear while they are live and at the scheduled hearing time.

Emergency motions, filings and/or necessary court documents may be forwarded to the court via one of the following methods: 
* Fax: #586.774.5430 
* Email: clerk@40thdistrictcourt.org 
* Mail: 27701 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 
* Drop Box (located near the front doors of the courthouse)

PROBATION: 
Reporting Probation appointments, including Specialty Court appointments, are being conducted by telephone and/or via Zoom technology. Questions relating to Probation may be directed to the individual Probation Officers as follows: 
* Probation Officer Corey Keelan: # (586) 445-5285 keelanc@40thdistrictcourt.org 
* Probation Officer Brianne Scaglione: # (586) 445-5294 scaglioneb@40thdistrictcourt.org

PAYMENTS: 
Payments are being accepted in the following manners:

Court operational updates may be viewed via the court website.

Case records may also be viewed on the court website.

At the Police Department Updated June 2, 2020 
* Reports will be taken by phone if possible. 
* PD will still respond to all emergencies and calls that need an officer on the scene but will limit officer response when possible. 
* Records is closed to the public. 
* Temporary parking permit applications are not being issued.

At the Fire Department Updated June 2, 2020 
* Station closed to tours/visits.

In the Tax and Water Department 
* Utility bills can be paid online or placed in the white drop box in front of City Hall. 
* All late fee penalties and interest will be waived until City Hall is open for regular business. 
* Normal convenience fees assessed to credit card transactions will be waived. 
* Property transfer affidavits and principal residence affidavits should include an email address so a receipt can be emailed to you. Please drop all forms in the white drop box in front of City Hall.

 In the Community Development Department (CDI) 
* Inspections are being scheduled to begin June 1, 2020. Please call 586.447.3340 to request an inspection. 
* Permits are being issued via mail and email. Permit applications can be submitted via the white mailbox in front of City Hall or mailed. 
* All rental inspections are suspended until further notice. No penalties, fines, or citations will be issued as a result of these postponements. 
* Planning Commissions applications and submissions can be emailed to liz@scsmi.net.

The safety of our residents is our top priority. The City continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 very closely. We will reassess resident services as needed and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep you and your family safe.

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CITY POSTPONES OR CANCELS MAY, 2020 EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

…FROM THE CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE: CLARIFICATION OF THE CITY’S POSITION ON LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPE SERVICES PER GOVERNOR WHITMER’ S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-21

LETTER FROM CITY ATTORNEY ROBERT IHRIE REGARDING LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE SERVICES AND GOVERNOR WHITMERE’S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2020-21

CITY EXTENDS CLOSURES & SERVICE DELAYS FROM MARCH 31 TO APRIL 13

MAYOR KIP WALBY’S COVID-19 UPDATE: MARCH 20, 2020

STEPS TAKEN BY THE ST. CLAIR SHORES PUBLIC LIBRARY

MARCH 17, 2020: LATEST NEWS FROM THE 40TH DISTRICT COURT

MARCH 16, 2020: LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

MARCH 16, 2020 CITY CLOSES BUILDINGS PRESS RELEASE

MARCH 12, 2020 PRESS RELEASE TO ALL LOCAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA


THE STATE OF MICHIGAN RESPONDS: 

GOVERNOR WHITMER LIFTS "STAY HOME" EXECUTIVE ORDER

GOVERNOR WHITMER EXTENDS "STAY HOME" EXECUTIVE ORDER TO MAY 28, 2020 AND REOPENS MANUFACTURING MAY 11, 2020

GOVERNOR WHITMER EO ALLOWS CONSTRUCTION, REAL-ESTATE AND OUTDOOR WORKERS TO RESUME

GOVERNOR WHITMER EXTENDS "STAY HOME" EXECUTIVE ORDER TO MAY 15, 2020, BUT EASES RESTRICTIONS

GOVERNOR WHITMER EXTENDS "STAY HOME. STAY SAFE" EXECUTIVE ORDER TO APRIL 30, 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GOVERNOR WHITMER’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

MICHIGAN COVID-19 TESTING SITES

GOVERNOR WHITMER ANNOUNCES STAY-AT-HOME ORDER UNTIL APRIL 13, 2020

GOVERNOR WHITMER ORDERS TEMPORARY PROHIBITION ON LARGE ASSEMBLIES AND EVENTS

MDHHS ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE HOTLINE TO ADDRESS COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONS

STATE RECOMMENDS MITIGATION STRATEGIES TO HELP SLOW THE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IN MICHIGAN

GOVERNOR WHITMER DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

MACOMB COUNTY RESPONDS:

MACOMB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LIFTS BAN ON POOL CLOSINGS

MACOMB COUNTY DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19

MACOMB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 HELPLINE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

MACOMB TREASURER EXTENDS TAX FORECLOSURE DEADLINE

HOW YOU CAN RESPOND BY HELPING STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS:stop-the-spread-of-germs_page-0001

RESIDENTS WANT TO KNOW:

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe, including cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Since the symptoms are similar to those of pneumonia, influenza and the common cold, only a diagnostic test can confirm whether an individual has coronavirus. 
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HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED? 
The first cases of COVID-19 were believed to be linked to a live-animal market in chines, but the virus has since been spreading from person to person.

Person-to-person transmission is most likely between people in close contact, about 6 feet. When a person infected with COVID-19 sneezes or coughs, respiratory droplets could land on people nearby or could possibly be inhaled by those people.

While the virus can be transmitted by touching objects or surfaces contaminated with COBID-19, health experts don’t currently believe that’s primarily how it’s transmitted.

SHOULD I BE TESTED FOR THE VIRUS? 
The CDC recently rolled out new guidelines, allowing anyone to be tested for COVID-19 without restrictions, as long as their doctor approves.

If you have traveled to an area with local transmission or have been in close contact with someone who has been exposed to the virus, and develop symptoms, such as cough or fever, your doctor can work with the Macomb County Health Department to determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms, but no travel history to an outbreak area, you could go to a clinic and have a rapid test done to rule out common viruses, such as influenza.

If you have mild symptoms and are worried that you might have COVID-19, call your doctor for an appointment.

If you have severe breathing problems, seek medical attention, or call 911 immediately.

Residents with symptoms are encouraged to contact their health care provider, who will make arrangements to have them tested at a nearby facility. You can also contact the Macomb County Health Department at 586-463-3750.

ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 DIFFERENT IN CHILDREN THAN ADULTS? 
No. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children have generally presented with mild symptoms. Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.

WHO IS THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO COVID-19? 
Most vulnerable are the elderly, as well as people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, high blood pressure, and cancer. Those who are over 50 or 60 years of age who have some other health issues should be extra vigilant. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

WHAT STEPS ARE THE CITY TAKING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-1919 IN OUR COMMUNITY? 
The following City services to the public are also impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak:

In the Department of Public Works (DPW) Updated June 2, 2020
* Trash collection and Yard Waste service is not affected. 
* Long Monday Drop-Off resumes on Monday, June 8, 2020. 
*  Household Hazardous Waste Day will be rescheduled for May 2021. 
*  Trash carts cannot be picked up from the DPW office. They will be delivered. 
*  Water shut offs (due to non-payment), meter change appointments, and non-critical service person appointment are suspended. 
*  Residents in need of sand can call DPW (445.5363) and request delivery. Sandbags can be picked up from the DPW.

In the Library Updated June 2, 2020 
* The Library is closed to the public. Patrons are encouraged to use their online services at www.scslibrary.org 
*  The Library book drop is temporarily closed. 
*  Donations for the Friends of the Library are suspended. 
*  All items checked out during the months of February, March, and April have a return due date of June 15.

At the Senior Center/Civic Arena/Golf Course Updated June 2, 2020 
* The Senior Center/Civic Arena remains closed. 
* The Parks & Recreation Office is open 9 am – 7 pm Monday thru Friday, and 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Park Passes, boat well and boat launch passes are available for purchase. 
* SMART Bus Service Not available. 
* Golf Course is open. Visit www.scsgolf.com or call the Pro Shop at 586.294.2000 (ext.1) for tee times.

In the City Clerk’s Office Updated June 2, 2020 
* Death Certificates can be obtained by utilizing a request form on the City Clerk page and submitted via the white drop box in front of City Hall or by US Mail. 
* Bid Openings can be submitted electronically (marya@scsmi.net), placed in the white drop box in front of City Hall, by US Mail, or other delivery service by bid deadline time. 
* City Council meetings are open to the public. Council meetings are live-streamed or are available on the website. 
* All Boards & Commissions meeting dates can be viewed on the City’s website calendar and on the Boards and Commissions page.

At the 40th District Court Updated June 2, 2020 
Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders, the 40th District Court building is currently closed to the general public. Judges and staff are conducting normal business with strict safety measures being followed.

HEARINGS/FILINGS: 
The court is conducting all hearings remotely using Zoom Virtual Court. Every effort is being made to contact parties to cases in order to schedule these hearings via Zoom. Any court user who has a pending case and is interested in conducting his/her hearing remotely should email clerk@40thdistrictcourt.org or call the court to schedule a hearing date (# 586.445.5280; dial 0 to speak with a Court Clerk). All parties must agree to conducting the hearing via Zoom Virtual Court.

The public may view hearings live via YouTube Live, searching 40th District Court. Each Judge has his own YouTube channel that is labeled accordingly. The hearings will only appear while they are live and at the scheduled hearing time.

  • Emergency motions, filings and/or necessary court documents may be forwarded to the court via one of the following methods: 
  • Fax: #586.774.5430
  • Email: clerk@40thdistrictcourt.org 
  • Mail: 27701 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
  • Drop Box (located near the front doors of the courthouse)

PROBATION: 
Reporting Probation appointments, including Specialty Court appointments, are being conducted by telephone and/or via Zoom technology. Questions relating to Probation may be directed to the individual Probation Officers as follows: 

PAYMENTS: 
Payments are being accepted in the following manners: 

Court operational updates may be viewed via the court website. 

Case records may also be viewed on the court website.

At the Police Department Updated June 2, 2020 
* Reports will be taken by phone if possible. 
* PD will still respond to all emergencies and calls that need an officer on the scene but will limit officer response when possible. 
* Records is closed to the public. 
* Temporary parking permit applications are not being issued. 

At the Fire Department Updated June 2, 2020 
* Station closed to tours/visits.

In the Tax and Water Department 
* Utility bills can be paid online or placed in the white drop box in front of City Hall. 
* All late fee penalties and interest will be waived until City Hall is open for regular business. 
* Normal convenience fees assessed to credit card transactions will be waived. 
* Property transfer affidavits and principal residence affidavits should include an email address so a receipt can be emailed to you. Please drop all forms in the white drop box in front of City Hall.

 In the Community Development Department (CDI) 
* Inspections are being scheduled to begin June 1, 2020. Please call 586.447.3340 to request an inspection. 
* Permits are being issued via mail and email. Permit applications can be submitted via the white mailbox in front of City Hall or mailed. 
* All rental inspections are suspended until further notice. No penalties, fines, or citations will be issued as a result of these postponements. 
* Planning Commissions applications and submissions can be emailed to liz@scsmi.net.

The safety of our residents is our top priority. The City continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 very closely. We will reassess resident services as needed and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to keep you and your family safe.