COVID-19 Resources for Patients and Families

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Updates

Michigan Medicine is providing regular updates with important updates, changes, and information for patients and families during COVID-19. Click here to visit the Michigan Medicine Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Page  to see the most recent and up-to-date information.


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COVID-19 Caregivers Workbook

Helping someone who has COVID-19: Guides for caregivers

We’ve put together nine free guides to help you during your own journey through COVID-19, or the journey of someone you care for. They’re based on the experiences and wisdom of people who have gone before you, and are participating in a U-M study of COVID-19 caregivers. 

These workbooks have valuable tips, links and more, as well as space to write down important information. You can print them out or refer to them online.

Each one focuses on a different part of the COVID journey:

  1. Introduction: For all COVID-19 patients & caregivers
  2. COVID-19 facts, symptoms, and prevention 
  3. Navigating COVID-19 exposure, testing, and quarantine
  4. Preparing to go to the emergency department for COVID-19
  5. Communicating with the care team while in the hospital with COVID-19
  6. Helping patients & caregivers stay connected during COVID-19 (also includes tips for caregivers about loneliness and fatigue)
  7. Preparing to go home after a COVID-19 hospital stay
  8. Recovering at home after a COVID-19 hospital stay
  9. Building your support network

If you want to develope a COVID-19 Collaborative Care Workbook for your organization, click here to download an editable file to get started. 


Connecting Virtually During COVID-19: Zoom Instructions for Families

 This tip sheet offers simple instructions for families and loved ones to use Zoom to connect with patients virtually. 

Click here to view or download.

Connecting Virtually During COVID-19: Tip Sheet for Patients

This tip sheet offers simple instructions for patients to connect virtually with loved ones using their personal smart phone or tablet devices. 

Click here to view or download.


Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide from UM Poverty Solutions

A new Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide provides information on how to access various resources, aimed at supporting Michiganders through the coronavirus pandemic and related economic slowdown. Poverty Solutions,  a U-M initiative aimed at preventing and alleviating poverty, compiled the Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide to help people make sense of the new resources becoming available as a result of the rapidly changing federal, state and local responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. The programs in this guide are supported by the state and federal government, private companies, and nonprofits that serve the majority of Michigan residents, plus there is a special section for programs serving Detroit residents and links to local resources in other areas of the state. The COVID-19 outbreak and responses are evolving quickly, and this guide will continue to be updated by Poverty Solutions.

Click here to view the Pandemic Resource Guide in English.

Click here to view the Pandemic Resource Guide in Spanish.

Click here to view the Pandemic Resource Guide in Arabic


Addressing Emotional Needs While You're Sick: Guidance for Individuals from MDHHS

If you are experiencing illness during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may find that you feel worried about your health, your family, and the symptoms you are having. Trying to figure out how to cope with increased stress may create feelings of anxiety like you have never felt before. You are not alone. This document, developed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, addresses some common signs of stress, along with ways to lessen them.

Click here to view or download.