The Canton Administration Building is now open on a limited basis. A portion of the first floor is accessible to the public on Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. All visitors will be screened upon entering. There is a limit of 10 visitors allowed in the main lobby at any given time, and all must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Service windows are open at the Clerk’s and Treasurer’s offices. All other departments are providing limited service in the Board Room.
A complete list of program and event cancellations/postponements can be found here. Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadlin
As of August 9, Canton has had 803 confirmed Coronavirus cases and 62 deaths. There have been 13,839 cases in Wayne County (excluding the City of Detroit).
The Wayne County COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline.
The Michigan Department of Health and Humans 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.
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.
During the facility closures, all critical and emergency services continue to operate with full staffing. The closures do not affect any Police or Fire services, including 9-1-1. Collection of trash will continue as scheduled.
Water bills can be paid by mail to P.O Box 87680, Canton Michigan, 48188; the drop box* located outside the main entrance to the Canton Administration Building, by phone IVR 833-697-1711, and online at www.canton-mi.org/979. However, late fees will not be assessed for March and April water bills as long as full payment is received by Friday, May 29. *Please do not place cash payments in the drop box.
Canton’s Leadership Team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and would like to remind residents about the importance of social distancing. We all need to work together and look out for each other’s health and safety.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the following:
Canton has set up a COVID-19 Resource Center hotline, 734/394-5440 intended to be used as a request for emergency resources for individuals who are homebound, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Those needing assistance are encouraged to leave their name, phone number, and what assistance is being requested (i.e. food, toiletries, non-narcotic medical supplies, etc.) This line is not intended for medical advice or financial assistance.
The Center is also designed to receive and coordinate offers of help from those in the position to provide assistance. In order to respond to these requests, Canton Public Safety and representative volunteers are offering a ‘porch pick-up’ of non-perishable items at this time, including things like Ensure, as well as toiletries. If you are able to donate these items, please call 734/394-5440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address. Volunteers will collect these items from known addresses on Fridays, 9 am-12 noon.
A Resource Center representative will return each call with follow up questions and information, and all calls will be logged and tracked.
Know the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19):
• Shortness of breath
If you are sick or think you may have Coronavirus:
• Call your doctor for guidance before getting medical care
If you do not have a doctor:
• Call the Wayne County COVID-19 Hotline 734/287-7870, M-F, 8 am – 5 pm
• Call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline 888/535-6136, 7 days a week, 8 am – 5 pm
Please call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only and tell dispatchers that you have or may have COVID-19.
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 Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline or call 1-800/852-7795. Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline or call
Michigan Paycheck Protection Program - Lt. Governor Gilchrist and former Lt. Governor Calley team up to announce coalition to support small businesses, improve access to forgivable federal loans.
Work Share PDF Download – The Governor’s Unemployment Insurance Executive Order expands the State’s Work Share program. Employers are encouraged to implement the program that permits employers to maintain operational productivity during declines in regular business activity instead of laying off workers. It’s important to note that the E.O. now allows all employers to take advantage of the program, regardless of whether the employer’s reserve in the employer’s experience account as of the most recent computation date preceding the date of the employer’s application is a positive number.
Small Business Loans (Economic Disaster Loan) - Governor Whitmer is seeking additional solutions for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Earlier this month, Congress passed legislation that makes $1 billion available to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor has informed SBA that she is seeking an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for the state and has initiated the process to receive the declaration from SBA. Once granted, small businesses in qualifying areas will be able to access low-interest loans through the SBA. In the interim, we are encouraging small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their application. You can find more information here Version OptionsCOVID-19 UpdatesHeadline.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is compiling a list of resources and information for Michigan businesses.
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has information and resources for both employers and employees.