Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub

Updated April 12, 2021
As we monitor information from health officials, we recognize that we all have a role in keeping our community safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 to help protect people at high risk for complications.  

  • TDN offices will be closed to the public for drop-in, face-to-face and group services and meetings
  • TDN staff members will continue to work remotely and provide services by phone, email & social media

Customers and community members needing assistance are encouraged to contact TDN by phone at 810-742-1800, email at tdn@disnetwork.org and through social media. 

We will continue to monitor guidance from health officials over the next few weeks and continue to send updates through media, social media and our mailing list. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms

  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What to do if you have symptoms

If you are showing symptoms like those of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call your doctor or a medical clinic for instructions. DO NOT just go to your doctor or other medical facility unless instructed.

How to reduce your risk

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Guidelines on proper hand washing can be found here   
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content if soap and water aren’t available
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Limit physical contact when interacting with people in public (avoid handshakes, hugs, etc.) 
  • Practice social distancing: don’t go out in public unless absolutely necessary. If you do, try to remain at least 6 feet away from others

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

https://www.bing.com/covid

Vaccine Information

Call The Disability Network at 810-742-1800 to get assistance in registering and scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine.

Genesee County COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Last updated: 04/05/2021 – From the Genesee County Health Department

Pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination appointments is currently open to the following individuals:

  • Phase 1A (healthcare workers & long-term care residents/staff);
  • Phase 1B (frontline first responders, teachers/school staff, and those aged 65+)
  • Caretakers/guardians of children with special health care needs
  • Anyone aged 50+
  • Anyone aged 16 to 49 with a disability or an underlying medical condition
  • Anyone aged 16 to 49 regardless of health status

To pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment:

  • Fill out the COVID Vaccine Pre-Registration survey
  • For those aged 50+: you may call a local senior center for help with pre-registration
  • For those aged 55+: the Valley Area Agency on Aging (810-600-0617) can help with pre-registration

All appointment scheduling is based on vaccine dose availability and eligibility. If you pre-registered (online or via phone), you will receive a phone call or email when an appointment is available.

  • As vaccine becomes more widely available, those under age 50 with disabilities and/or underlying medical conditions will begin to be contacted to schedule appointments
  • Please be patient as you may not receive a call for weeks or months following your pre-registration depending on county vaccine supply

Resources

Food

Interactive map for free meals for school children

Click to view map

Water Distribution

Bethel United Methodist Church: 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays.
Asbury United Methodist Church: 1653 Davison Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 
Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ: 6702 N. Dort Hwy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays. 

Meals for Seniors

Mobile Senior Nutritional Services are still available and accepting new clients.  MTA has added an additional 20 drivers to assist with meal deliveries. Call 810.235.3567.

GCARD’s Commodities Supplemental Food Program also offers supplemental food for low-income individuals age 60 and over. Call 810.789.3746.

Food Pantries

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan continues to offer mass food distributions and mobile food pantries in Flint and the entire region. Find a food pantry near you: Search by ZIP code (scroll to the bottom of the page) or see the mobile food pantry schedule. The Food Bank also has a calendar of upcoming mass food distributions. The Food Bank recommends calling pantry locations ahead of time to ensure they are open.

Emergency Assistance

Housing Assistance

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department

The Neighborhood Services Center provides emergency assistance with utilities and other homeless prevention services. Call 810.768.4675.

Educational Resources

Free Online Learning for Kids

Comic for Kids about Coronavirus

Mental Health

Crisis Text Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255

Mental Health Toolkit

Mindfulness Techniques