Dingell Update: October 6, 2020
Washington, October 6, 2020
Here is an update for October 6th.
Thought of the day: “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” -George Eliot
It cannot be said enough: Wearing masks, keeping distance from others, and washing hands is how we defeat this virus. It’s on all of us, we all must do each of those things every time we leave the house.
200 days ago, stay at home orders were issued in many states including Michigan and nothing felt normal again. Even though time wears on, we cannot be cavalier. This virus is still a very real threat, especially to our neighbors, family, friends, and colleagues. Each and every person has a role to play in our community in stopping the spread. Wear masks. Keep physical distance. Wash your hands. AND WEAR A MASK!
Guidelines for the safety and efficacy of a vaccine must be decided by scientists, physicians, and researchers and be outside of political influence. Because of pressure from the current White House, the Food and Drug Administration is seeking other avenues to ensure that vaccines meet the guidelines. We are all desperate for a vaccine, but most are sick of the political games and bickering. We need a safe and effective vaccine to get this coronavirus under control.
This weekend, the Michigan National Guard will be assisting with no-cost COVID testing in Dearborn Heights this weekend:
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (both days)
Hype Athletics, 23302 W. Warren Avenue, Dearborn Heights
There are many free COVID testing sites around the state, to find a location near you click here.
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.
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
Arabic language resources مصادر اللغة العربية
• عزل COVID-19 والحجر الصحي
• صحيفة وقائع COVID-19
• COVID-19 ما تحتاج إلى معرفته عن
• اغسل يديك
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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