As of April 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
|LOCATION||Positive cases of COVID-19||Deaths|
|Van Buren County||18||1|
As the situation continues to change rapidly, we recommend referring to these sites for the most current information:
In Michigan: www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
NEW 4-2-2019 COVID-19 Screening Toolkit for Businesses
From the office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Executive Order 2020:42 Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life – Rescission of Executive Order 2020-21
VBCDHD is working closely with our local medical community to address COVID-19
The Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is not currently testing at our location.
If an individual suspects they have COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and take one of the following steps:
1. Call their primary care provider (PCP) via telephone
2. Do a virtual visit with their health system/provider
3. Contact one of the three Care Advisor Phone Numbers or Web Pages provided by our local health systems. *these numbers are helpful for individuals who do not have a PCP.
*If your symptoms are life-threatening call 9-1-1
Where to Find Assistance
Call 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance. You can also search the 211 online database.
Apply for Benefits, Manage Your Case, and Explore Resources. MIBridges offers a number of programs to help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster, call 1-800-985-5990.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has some helpful tips and strategies from mental health professionals to help you or a loved one struggling with anxiety around the coronavirus or with general health anxiety concerns. The ADAA blog posts and videos contain information about the virus and helpful tips about how to mitigate against increased anxiety.
Care Advisor Phone Numbers and Webpages
*At this time Bronson does not have any curbside specimen collection sites open to the public. It does have curbside sites that are by Bronson provider referral only for those who have met the criteria for COVID-19 testing. Those who have COVID-19 symptoms can contact a Bronson Care Advisor at 269-341-7788.
Spectrum Health Lakeland
*a Chatbot is available online
*Drive-up testing is available but all patients require a physician's order to be tested