COVID-19 Resources

The Michigan Coalition of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind encourages you to take the necessary actions to keep yourself healthy during this time. This could be:

  1. Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Here’s a helpful link with more information.
  2. Stay at home! Social distancing is super important as it decreases the chances of you contracting COVID-19 or infecting anyone else.
  3. If you feel any of the symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath etc), call your doctor! See more information here.
  4. Stay up to date on what  we and other Michigan based community organizations are doing to put people over profit. You can find that information here.
  5. Wear face masks when going out in public. Homemade ones and bandanas are fine. This is to keep asymptomatic people from spreading germs to others. (just came out from CDC in 4/2/2020.) 
  6. Coming in from grocery shopping or other essential tasks, consider immediately removing and washing your clothes and taking a shower right away.

Michigan Governor  Executive Orders in ASL 

MICHIGAN RESOURCES

MDCR – Division of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf Blind 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer holds press conferences to provide updates on the COVID-19 crisis in Michigan. You can watch a livestream of the Governor’s announcement alongside an ASL interpreter: Twitter.com/MichStatePolice Facebook.com/MichiganStatePolice

The press conference will also be available on TV Channel 3 on their TV station or at this link: https://wwmt.com

After the press conference ends, the Division will also be providing a recap with updates from a CDI.

EDUCATION

Michigan Hands & Voices www.mihandsandvoices.com 

  1. Advocacy Advocates available to support families as families move into online/distance learning. Apply through our ASTra Program on our website https://www.mihandsandvoices.org/astra
  2. Weekly online groups and meetings available with latest information to support families.  https://www.mihandsandvoices.org/

The Association of the Advancement of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

  1. (List what resources you have available) 

MEDICAL

Center for Disease Control 

  1. Beaumont Hospital Feeling Sick? Self Quiz: https://secure.beaumont.org/covidrisk
  2. Check out the World Health Organization’s video on handwashing. http://bit.ly/2TUDtbh
  3. When to get medical care for COVID-19: ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUCY1Yc816Y

EMPLOYMENT

INTERPRETER ACCESS

https://www.linguabee.com/covid19  (Free VRI to Deaf Pt with COVID-19)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8ggodP6Sgw&t=8s (info on free VRI/COVID-19)

CART ACCESS:  

https://carecaptions.com/…/get-free-real-time-captioning-4…/  (1st 60 mins free for Hard of Hearing April 3-10, 2019 for medical appts.)

FOOD

NATIONAL DEAF ORGANIZATIONS 

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Communication Services for the Deaf

National Deaf Center