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Coronavirus update: May 20, 2020

Washington, May 20, 2020
Here is an update for May 20th. 
 
Thought of the day: “Hope is a waking dream” — Aristotle 
 
In Michigan, 112,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling nearly $16 billion for small business relief have been approved and paid. Small business and Main Street have been hit hard by this crisis. These loans are critical to keeping the doors open of the stores, restaurants, and shops we all love in our community. Sadly we all know someone whose businesses has struggled at no fault of their own. Our work isn’t done and we will continue to fight for Main Street. If you need assistance in applying for an SBA loan, please call my Dearborn office at (313) 278-2936
 
All Michigan voters will receive an absentee voter application for the August and November elections. This removes barriers and makes it easier to vote at home so no Michigander will have to choose between their right to vote and their health.
 
The IRS has informed us they will begin to send Americans debit cards instead of checks for the Economic Impact Payments. This will not change the amount you receive. More details can be found here
 
The VA continues to do a lot to help homeless veterans. No veteran should ever be homeless. They gave so much to our country and they deserve our full support to make sure they are not homeless. To find out how you can help support men and women who served our country click here.
 
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine have been working together to provide pop-up testing locations for COVID-19. Information on testing availability this week can be found below. You can also learn more here.
 
900 John A. Woods Drive, Ann Arbor from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7200 S. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti Township from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

No appointments, insurance, or prescription needed for these pop-up testing locations. But please bring your insurance card if you have one. Anyone with symptoms can get tested. 

Team Dingell is here seven days a week and wants to listen and help. It isn’t as smooth as we want on some issues, but we will never stop fighting for you. Call our office at 313-278-2936 or contact us through Facebook or our webpage.
 
New information becomes available every day. Below is a list of resources and information that can be helpful during this time. Please share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues. Remember, stay home, stay safe, save lives.

Coronavirus information

File for unemployment

Small Businesses can apply for low-interest disaster loans

Navigating Social Security Benefits
 
School Based Food Service Interactive Map
 
Food Banks and Kitchens in Michigan's 12th Congressional District
 
Contact numbers for people looking for information are:
• Centers for Disease Control, cdc.gov/coronavirus, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
Michigan.gov/coronavirus, or 888-535-6136.
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