COVID - 19 Resources Page

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NEMCSA is working hard to provide you with the best resources available. 

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.

For a summary of what not to do, please visit Michigan’s coronavirus website HERE.

Resources that deal with anxiety and COVID for parents:

How To Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus (via PBS) (Hold Ctrl button and click on link)

"Rest is Best" Strategy Song (VIDEO)

Germs Germs Go Away With Handwashing (VIDEO)

Helpful Articles:

Other Resources:

Consumers Energy Updates:

Consumers Energy wants to continue to provide meaningful and timely support with utility bills and other challenges created by the pandemic.  Additionally, we are here to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and the attached flyer provides more information and additional resources that may be available at the state and federal levels.  If there are questions or if businesses need assistance from Consumers Energy regarding bills and additional short term resources, please contact 1-800-805-0490.   

Small Business Relief Info

One resource you’ll find is the Michigan Small Business Relief Program that has been promoted recently by many Chamber of Commerce’s and Michigan Works offices in our region.  Below are the links to the three Economic Development Organization’s (EDO’s) that are serving the northeast Michigan region and can assist you further.  

Otsego County Economic Alliance - Otsego, Crawford, Roscommon, Montmorency, Ogemaw and Oscoda County’s.  Application deadline is Friday April 3, 2020 

Target Alpena - Otsego, Crawford, Roscommon, Montmorency, Ogemaw and Oscoda County’s.  Application deadline is Friday April 3, 2020

Saginaw Future - Arenac, Bay, Midland, and Saginaw County’s.   Application deadline is Wednesday April 1, 2020

Consumers Energy to Suspend Shutoffs for Seniors, Low Income Customers in Wake of COVID-19. 

Media Contacts: Katie Carey, 517-740-1739, or Roger Morgenstern, 517-499-6320
For more information about Consumers Energy, go to

Full News Release HERE

Get Help With Your Energy Bill HERE

Seniors Can Count On Us HERE

Michigan Works! Service Centers Now Open "By Appointment Only"

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, until further notice all Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium offices will be open by appointment only. Please call ahead.
Alpena 989-356-3339
Alcona 989-736-6082
Cheboygan 231-627-4303
Gaylord 989-732-3886
Grayling 989-348-8709
Mio 989-826-6107
Onaway 989-733-8548

UIA, Michigan Works! Urge Residents to Avoid Offices and Use Online Resources- Read more HERE

Governor Whitmore's Executive Orders and Directives