COVID-19 information

On March 23, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order which extends until April 13.

YOU CAN:
• Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food.
• Go to the pharmacy to pick up a needed prescription.
• Engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking.
• Go to the hospital or secure any care necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve your health or the health of a loved one.
• Fill your car with gas.
• Return to Michigan to a home or place of residence from outside the State.
• Leave the State for a home or residence elsewhere.
• Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian for needed medical care.
• When out, maintain a 6’ separation between yourself and others to the maximum extent possible.

YOU MAY NOT:
• Leave the home to work unless your employer designates you as a critical infrastructure worker.
• Participate in any public gatherings.
• Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facilities (with limited exceptions).
• Go to the mall or to restaurants.

 

Food Distribution Resources:

Ottawa Area ISD has been working with local schools across the Ottawa area to ensure that all students throughout the OAISD service region are included in meal distribution plans during the school closure period amid the COVID-19 health emergency.

An interactive map of meal distribution locations is available on the Ottawa Area ISD website. The map is searchable by address or “use my location” information and may be accessed at oaisd.org/covid-19-freestudentmealsmap.

Families should check with their local school or district for verification on times and locations before heading to meal distribution locations. Some addresses are “approximate locations” because they are at an intersection of roads, rather than a specific address. 

Important things families should know:

  • Parents may participate in ANY of the local district food service plans now through April 5, 2020. Most schools and districts are offering multiple pick-up opportunities and will receive meals for multiple days to limit the number of trips required.
  • Though some local school sites refer to all children “age 18 & under,” they realize that Special Needs includes students “up to age 26” and are prepared to serve these families.
  • There is NO cost for the meals, regardless of whether or not the family qualifies for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
  • Children do NOT need to be present with the parent(s) to pick up meals.

“School staff members throughout the region are very concerned about the wellbeing of students who rely on their school for meals, and recognize there are additional challenges for students who are considered ‘homeless,’” said Ottawa Area ISD Superintendent Pete Haines. “We continue to look for ways to make access to meals for our school children easier, through our schools and school partners.”

Other food resources may be found at www.ottawafood.org/findfood/.

Ottawa Area Intermediate School District works collaboratively with schools and communities to meet the educational needs of students of all ages in the Ottawa area. By pooling resources and providing services regionally, Ottawa Area ISD provides important programs and services to local K‐12 school districts, charter, parochial and private schools and adults in the most cost‐effective ways possible. To learn more about Ottawa Area ISD visit www.oaisd.org

 

For information regarding COVID-19, visit the Ottawa County Health Department website.


For assistance with economic issues Dial 211.


Ways on how you can help visit www.careottawacounty.com.