The New Front-Line Coronavirus Workers across Michigan
Many Michiganders are still on the job, tending to basic needs and risking their health as cities such as Ann Arbor, Detroit, Warren, and Southfield are closed. Judson Center is hard at work to provide critical services to the community.
Much of the Michigan workplace has shut down, sending employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.
Among those still on the job are grocery-store clerks, human service workers and medical and behavioral health providers. “Who would have ever thought that we would be on the front lines?” said a supermarket supervisor in her 60’s.
Metro Detroit and its surrounding counties have been hit especially hard. Many people with breathing ailments are looking for distilled water for their breathing machines. Others are trying to figure out how they can get medical advice and the medicine they require from the pharmacy.
Here at Judson Center Family Health we are working to help the community with their medical needs. During this time we want to ensure that the community is getting health services for diabetes, hypertension, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, and chronic pain etc. The State of Michigan has allowed us, during this unprecedented time, to help the community, even if they are not our patient. We are treating as many people in the greater Detroit community with telehealth as we can, on a first come first serve basis.