As news and information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) escalates, the Northfield Township Area Library will follow guidance from the Washtenaw County Department of Health, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding any new developments. Our building is cleaned daily, and our staff are taking extra precautions to frequently wipe down surfaces. We will continue our practices of cleaning and sanitizing our building. Additionally, we have developed a pandemic procedural plan to help guide us as this continues to progress.
As we receive further guidance from the health experts serving the County, State and Country we will keep you updated.
Here are some important resources to keep in mind: CDC Coronavirus website Michigan’s coronavirus website. Washtenaw County Department of Health The Library offers many services that can be accessed 24/7 from this website, including downloadable materials, databases and more.
Home Services / Utilities:
- Consumers Energy has suspended gas shutoffs for non-payment for low-income customers and older adults. Call 1-800-477-5050 with questions.
- DTE has suspended shutoffs for non-payment for low-income customers and older adults. If you are in need of payment assistance due to loss of income or a medical condition, call 1-800-477-4747.
- AT&T will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. Call (800) 288-2020 if you need help paying your bill.
- Sprint will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
- Verizon will waive late payment fees and will not terminate a customer’s service due to inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
- T-mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
- Comcast offering ‘Internet Essentials’ package free for low-income customers for 60 days
- Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet. Since 2012, EveryoneOn has facilitated access to affordable technology solutions--in-home internet service, desktops and laptops--and free digital literacy trainings through our offer locator tool.
- Humane Society of Huron Valley Apply for Pet Food Assistance
- Northfield Human Services
- Food Gatherers is working closely with local school districts to address the needs of students who no longer have access to school meals and to develop alternative delivery models to ensure children are being fed.
- Hope Clinic (visit online or call 734-484-2989)
- Michigan COVID-19 Hotline for Questions: 1-888-535-6136 (Call M-F 8:00am-5:00pm)
- Washtenaw County Health Department’s page on Coronavirus/COVID-19
- Community Mental Health of Washtenaw County Crisis Line (734) 544-3050
- Individuals in need of health insurance can contact Washtenaw Health Plan by phone to receive assistance applying for Medicaid and follow up to make sure they get the coverage they need at 734-544-6778.
- Online group meetings from Alcoholics Anonymous