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Public Health Information

The City of Auburn Hills recognizes there is a growing concern about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This webpage is based on the most accurate information from the Centers for Disease Control and will be updated when there are significant updates.

Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) 'Stay at Home' order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Guidance from the CDC as of 3/15/2020

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

The City’s Public Safety departments have developed communication lines with the County and State Health Department for assistance if needed. The Fire Department is prepared to respond and handle emergency medical incidents if community members display the Coronavirus symptoms.

During these trying times it’s the fire department’s goal to serve our residents to the best of our ability. It has always been important to us to respond in a timely manner during your time of emergency. In order to continue to do so we are asking our residents that suspect they have COVID-19 to utilize the Oakland County Nurse on Call. We are asking residents to use this resource to reduce the number of calls for service we receive so that we can minimize potential exposure and service the most important calls when needed.

The Nurse on Call service is available to prescreen potential patients with COVID-19. If you suspect you have COVID-19, please call the Nurse on Call service at the number below prior to calling 911. They will ask you a series of questions and if your responses indicate a potential positive of COVID-19 they will give direction.

Nurse on Call (NOC) 1-800-848-5533 Mon-Fri 8A-8P, Sat & Sun 9A-5P

If the Nurse on Call system is down due to high call volume or it’s after hours; you can contact the Fire Department directly at (248) 240-1616 or (248) 467-6011 and ask for a COVID-19 Screening. We will ask the same questions as the Nurse on Call system and deliver the same directions. 

Information from the CDC
Protecting Your Home
Prevention & Treatment
Cases in the U.S.
Pregnant Women & Children
Frequently Asked Questions

Background of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 60 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Currently a vaccine is not available for COVID-19. Until a vaccine is developed, community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes. - The Centers of Disease Control

Our community is preparing for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak. As a community, we need to take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy.