March 12, 2020

Under the advice of the Madison Heights fire and police chiefs, and the department heads, the city is immediately implementing the following protective measures for the next 30 days:

  • All nonessential public information meetings will be postponed.
  • All recreation and senior programs will be canceled or postponed. We will consider refund policies later.
  • Our Active Adult center and  library will remain open but activities and programs are suspended.
  • Meals at the Active Adult center will continue for pick-up and delivery only, no dine-in.
  • Busing services will continue but passengers presenting with fever or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board.
  • The city departments are cleaning counters and work spaces based on information from CDC protocols, and state and county health department recommendations.

If you have a fever or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 please stay home.

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires all of us to protect our most vulnerable residents. We encourage all community stakeholders, families, businesses, and schools to adopt their own mitigation strategies, and recommend the following:

  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, cell phones, and light switches.
  • Reinforce best practices for washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Maintain a supply of medications, foods, and other essentials especially for individuals at risk of severe illness or those already showing symptoms.
  • Cancel or postpone large gatherings, conferences, and sporting events.
  • Cancel or postpone smaller gatherings that involve individuals at risk of severe illness.
  • Consider video or audio meetings instead of face-to-face meetings.

This is a temporary situation and we will get through this but we need a communitywide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 as effectively as possible.