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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Prevention Network commits to continuing services while Michigan communities navigate this unchartered time. You will continue to receive emails, resources, and information from us throughout the pandemic. 

For mental health resources, the Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched a statewide warmline for Michiganders whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis: 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753)


What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can

spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel

coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an

outbreak in Wuhan, China (CDC).


COVID-19 resources:


Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine:

What is social distancing?

Social distancing means avoiding public gatherings, staying home more, keeping 6 feet

away from others and limiting social interactions. By being less mobile and having less

interactions with one another we will contain the opportunities for the virus to spread. 

Why is social distancing important?

When it comes to controlling the current COVID-19 outbreak social distancing is one of

the most important things you can do. By social distancing we can slow down the spread

of the virus, this means avoiding public spaces and generally limiting exposure outside

the home.


How to self-quarantine?

Anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is feeling sick should practice self-quarantine to ensure they are not spreading the virus. Experts recommend that self-quarantine should last 14 days, providing them enough time to know if they will become ill or not. Some people who may consider self-quarantine are those who have recently traveled domestically or globally or have been in areas where COVID-19 spread rapidly. 


Self-quarantine involves:

  • Using standard hygiene and washing hands frequently

  • Not sharing things like towels and utensils

  • Staying at home

  • Not having visitors

  • Staying at least 6 feet away from other people in your household

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20 Activities for Social Distancing/Quarantine:

  1. Make Goals to Accomplish Each Day

  2. Tour a museum virtually:

    1. 12 Museums to Tour Virtually

    2. The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World

  3. Join a Netflix Party With Friends and Family

  4. Call a Friend or Family Member

  5. Have Your Family go Through their Wardrobe (Challenge Them to Donate 5 Items)

  6. Get Your Taxes Done

  7. Have Your Kids Create a New Schedule Plan time for Learning, Crafts, Lunch, Gym etc. 

  8. Play Online Board Games

  9. Be Gentle to Yourself as Well as Your Emotions 

  10. Educational games on PBS Kids

  11. Listen to a Podcast or Playlist

  12. Have a Family Game Night with Homemade Snacks

  13. Tour a National Park Virtually

  14. Start a Craft Project

  15. Read a Book

  16. Create an at Home Spa (Try Making a DIY Face Mask)

  17. Watch a Broadway Play

  18. Try a at Home Workout From YouTube or Instagram

  19. Find a New Recipe to Try (Make it Game Trying to Use Only Ingredients You Already Have)

  20. Take a Virtual Trip to Mars or the Great Wall of China



Resources For Colleges:


Schools and School Personnel

Health Conditions to Consider

Resources For Parents and Families:

Distancing: Resilience, Coping, and Parenting Strategies for Everyone

Resources For Those in Recovery:


Resources For Communities/Professionals:

CDC Interim Guidance for Workplaces

WHO Workplace Guidelines

Promoting Workplace Mental Health

OSHA Workplace Guidelines

Building Organizational Resilience in the Face of a Ubiquitous Challenge

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19

ONDCP's Director Carroll Shares Virtual Prevention Resources

How Communities Can Prevent Panic in Uncertain Times

The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

Back to School After COVID-19: Supporting Student and Staff Mental Health

Telehealth Resources:

Key changes made to telehealth guidelines to boost COVID-19 care

NIDA: COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use


The DEA's Response to COVID-19

SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Guidance


SAMHSA's COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2


Telehealth Resource Center - COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit

SAMHSA FAQs: Provision of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment

   of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 emergency

DEA COVID-19 Information Page

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

How to Prepare for an Online Counseling Session



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Updated  4/13/2021