COVID-19 Updates

As of January 21, Canton has had 4,521 confirmed Coronavirus cases and 93 deaths. There have been 60,204 cases in Wayne County (excluding the City of Detroit).

The Wayne County COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.

The Wayne County counts can be found here.

Below is representation of Daily COVID Counts and Deaths from March 25 - December 31, 2020

COVID-19 cases 3-25 thru 12-31

VACCINE UPDATE--JANUARY 11

Wayne County residents aged 65 and older are now able to receive the COVID-19 vaccines at area health systems as more of the vaccine becomes available, according to Wayne County officials.

Seniors should contact their health providers to schedule a time to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No walk-up or unscheduled vaccinations will be accepted.

Seniors are encouraged to check with their family doctor to identify their health system, or ask a trusted friend or family member to help them. Area health systems have asked residents to contact them online or through a patient portal rather than calling over the telephone.

Beginning today seniors, teachers, and other essential frontline workers will start registering for COVID-19 shots under Phase 1B of the state of Michigan’s vaccine distribution plan. Vaccinations will be scheduled based on vaccine availability from the state. While seniors should contact area hospitals and health systems about scheduling a time for their shots, teachers and frontline workers should first contact their employers for further instructions.

For more information about vaccine distribution please visit www.waynecounty.com/covid19 or https://www.michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine.

While the Canton Administration Building is currently closed to the public for drop-in serviceonline eServices remain available. Also, residents are encouraged to use the drop box located outside of the main entrance to the Administration Building to drop off payments and applications.

Direct office phone numbers:
Treasurer’s Office: 734/394-5130
Clerk’s Office: 734/394-5120
Building and Inspection Services: 734/394-5200
Planning Services: 734/394-5170
Engineering Services: 734/394-5150
Public Works: 734/397-1011
Leisure Services: 734/394-5360
Supervisor’s Office: 734/394-5185
Assessor's Office: 734/394-5111

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has set up a peer-run Warmline to aid those with mental health needs during COVID-19 pandemic.  The warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers. The warmline will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and trauma. Individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

The CDC has recommended the use of facial coverings when out in public. Please note: The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommends that you contact your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms.

The MDHHS also has a hotline for Coronavirus questions: 1-888/535-6136. This number will be answered daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Meals on Wheels helps homebound seniors who are unable to prepare their own meals. It can be an absolutely essential service for many older adults—providing a hot meal, a friendly visitor and someone to check in on them every weekday. Learn more here or call 1-800/852-7795.