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COVID-19 Local Info for dealing with the pandemic

Wexford County Resources for your questions during coronavirus pandemic measures.

Here is a list of resources to help answer your needs during these unsettling times. It includes info on coronavirus, links to local schools and their food programs, food assistance, other assistance, closing lists, and resources for parents who need help educating kids. We will try to update it daily. If you have information that you think should be added to the list, please fill out our Contact Form.  

General Info:

Economic Impact Payments FAQs

Michigan Unemployment Fact Sheet

Stay at Home Order FAQs

For COVID-19 Testing Call:

888-535-6136    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, COVID-19 Hotline

231-935-0951  Munson Hotline

833-559-0659  Spectrum Hotline

888-700-9011  Mercy Hotline

United Way General Assistance Hotline:
Call 2-1-1 or for Text your zip code to 898211 or chat at www.call-211.org 

Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Info

Centers for Disease Control

Michigan Department for Health and Human Services

Michigan Township Association- Info for local governmental units

MSU Extension Local Government Resources

World Health Organization

Michigan Infection Map from MLive

Cadillac News Coronavirus Stories - Open access, no pay wall

Ways to help:

Munson of Cadillac How to Help

Blood Drive: Life House Church of Cadillac, April 6, 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Walk-ins welcomed and appointments honored. For an appointment call 1-866-Mi-Blood or log on to https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/zip, enter 49601 and click “LifeHouse Assembly of God". Walk-ins welcomed and appointments honored

Donate Masks: Cadillac: Porch Dropbox Amy Oran call 231-942-1029 for address

Wexford County Schools and School Meals:

Cadillac Area Schools General Response Info

Cadillac Schools Meal Pick Up

St. Ann School

Heritage Christian School

Manton Public Schools General Response Info

Manton Schools Free Breakfast and Lunch Info

Mesick Consolidated Schools General Info

Mesick School Closure Lunch Request

Buckley Public Schools General Info

Buckley Public Schools Student Lunch Form

Map of School Food Programs across Michigan

Meal and Assistance Info for the general public:

Michigan SNAP Benefits Expanded in Response to COVID-19

Wexford County Council on Aging Food Pantry and Assistance Guide

NMCAA Meals on Wheels Info

Family Life Center Food Pantry for Wexford & Missaukee Residents:
Family Life Center food pantry is still open to provide food for those in need. Although normally the pantry is set up like a store so you can pick your own food, during this time of health crisis, we are adhering to the guidelines of Feeding America and will bring the pre-made food boxes out to your vehicle.
The pantry is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30am to 2:30 pm and is located at Living Light Christian Church located at 7700 W Blue Road between Cadillac and Lake City. All items received are free and no documentation is necessary.
For more information or appointment call 231 839-2244

Cadillac YMCA Dinner Service- Beginning Thursday, March 26, 5- 6 p.m.

Cadillac Area YMCA, CAPS, and Chartwells are providing dinners to any youths in the form of drive up distribution process at the Cadillac YMCA parking lot. Service will continue through the duration of the closure.
- Meals for all youths 18 and under and disabled adults ages 18-26
- Please, have total number of kid dinners ready for staff when you drive up
- Meals will be handed to you through your vehicle window. Walk up will not be allowed.
- You do not need to bring children with you to receive the meals
For questions about food allergies, call CAPS central office at 231-876-5000 to make arrangements

First Presbyterian Church of Cadillac- Free Little Pantry

The pantry is not meant to be a long term fix, or to compete with our local food banks. But if someone needs a quick bite to eat, or something for their family, it is here for your use. The idea behind the pantry is simple: Take what you need, leave what you can. If you would like to help keep our pantry stocked, all items must be factory sealed, and not expired. We are not accepting cans or glass jars until the weather warms up.

13th St Cadillac Seventh-Day Adventist Church                                                                 

Necessity Delivery to your door within 10 miles of Cadillac.                                                       

Free Delivery - up to 10 food items or OTC medication. You cover cost of items.                 

Text or call (517) 896-7842.

 Food Pantries List Cadillac Area Community Foundation

Christ's Community Table at Manton United Methodist Church                                                

Free Community Meal Wednesdays from 5:30-6pm. Everyone welcome                                 

Only serving take out for the foreseeable future

THE FREE FOOD PANTRIES                                                                                                        

Cadillac Revival Center 231-775-2662.                                                                                                        

King’s Storehouse (First Baptist Church) 231-775-5629                                                   

Lifehouse Assembly of God 231-775-7858                                                                                 

Love INC 231-779-1888                                                                                                           

Salvation Army 231-775-7131                                                                                                 

Wexford Missaukee DHS 231-779-4500                                                                                             

Buckley Food Pantry

CADILLAC AREA SURPLUS FOOD                                                                                        

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency 231-775-9781                                     

Wexford-Missaukee Child Protection Council 231-775-7299


Manton Residents – Family Care Network 231-824-9130                                             

Missaukee Residents – Cooperative Ministries 231-893-4485                         

Osceola/Mecosta Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency 231-796-4664 

Local Business & Organization Info:


9&10 List of Corona Closing and Restrictions


Munson Healthcare Urgent Care is OPEN

If you are mild to moderately sick, health officials at the Health Department and Munson Healthcare ask that you please stay home and take care of yourself. For conditions that can be classified as more severe and would require a healthcare visit, please follow this process:

• Again, IF you are moderately to mildly sick – please stay home.
• Call your healthcare provider before you visit any healthcare facility.
• Do NOT go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care unless you are sick enough to require emergency care.
• Your primary care provider will give you direction regarding testing.

A doctor's order is REQUIRED for COVID-19 testing

Cadillac Urgent Care Closed as of 3/24/20


Meijer new store hours are as follows:

  • Meijer stores will close overnight at 10 p.m. local time, beginning Friday, March 20, and will open each morning at 8 a.m. local time.
  • Meijer Express convenience store locations will close overnight at 10 p.m. and open each morning at 8 a.m.; pay-at-the-pump fuel sales will remain available 24 hours a day.
  • Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. local time.
  • Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for essential service workers and Meijer team members on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. local time

Family Fare Hours for at Risk Populations

Tuesday & Thursdays, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Shopping hours are reserved for older adults, pregnant women, immuno-compromised people, and others at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19

Willow Market & Meats now offering free delivery

  • Local delivery within 5 miles at no charge.
  • Call ahead 231-468-2682 to order and pay over the phone.

We are happy to bring milk, eggs, bread, produce & anything else we carry in the market - right to your door! Our store is still open for you to come shop, and don't forget about our family meals to go from Primos BBQ!!

Coyote Crossing Grocery Pick up

Orders must be placed by noon Wednesday for a pickup Friday Noon-2pm. Pull-up to the left of the restaurant (Where the employee's park, by the kitchen door) and we will drop it off to your car. There will be a $10/order fee associated with this service. Multiple quantity functionality and price totaling will hopefully be added in the future. This is a work in progress.

13th St Cadillac Seventh-Day Adventist Church                                                                 

Necessity Delivery to your door within 10 miles of Cadillac. Free Delivery - up to 10 food items or OTC medication. You cover cost of items. Text or call (517) 896-7842.


Cadillac YMCA- Get Moving! The Cadillac YMCA has posted several workout & fitness videos by local instructors on their facebook page. If you need some help getting motivated to do your workout- give it a try!

DNR Waives State Park Entrance Fees

Carry Out Dinning:

Cadillac News- list of Restaurants open for take out

Cadillac Area Visitor's Bureau Restaurant Info

Mineral Springs Pizza Pub & Grill Kid's Special- 6" cheese pizza or grilled cheese sandwich or PBJ for $1 for kids -12 and under, until school is back in session

Biener's Pizzeria offers No Contact Delivery

We are concern for you and your Family's Safety. Bieners Pizzeria will Now offer NO CONTACT services. For online ordering leave a note in the Delivery Instruction that say NO CONTACT DELIVERY 231-468-3555
For Call-in delivery service just tell the server that you want NO CONTACT DELIVERY. 
Then Leave a Chair, crate or small table on your porch. When we deliver we will leave the order and knock or ring doorbell and leave. You must pay by Debit Card or Credit Card for this Service. 

Resources for Small Businesses:

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources

State of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Employees & Employers

Congressman John Moolenaar Business Resource Guide

Kids at Home Resources:

Talking with kids about COVID-19

Wexford Missaukee Great Starts Cooperative Calendar of Events & Activities- April 2020

Junior Master Gardner Program

National Emergency Library

CAPS At Home Learning Resources

Virtual Science Lessons with Michigan Science Center

Big List of Author's Doing Online Read-alouds and Activities

Cadillac YMCA- Get Moving! The Cadillac YMCA has posted several workout & fitness videos by local instructors on their facebook page. If you need some help burning off that kid energy- give it a try!

Spectrum Offers Free wi-fi & broadband to area students- Cadillac News

Home Safari Live through Cincinnati Zoo

Create Cards and Notes to share with residents of Green Acres

Green Acres, 235 Pearl Street, Cadillac, MI 49601, Attention: Heather

Free Internet During School Closings- Fox News Detroit

Scholastic Learn at Home                                                                                                              

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, growing

Kidsactivities.com List of Free Subscriptions during school closings

30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

12 museums who offer virtual tours

MSU Extension Educational Resources for School Closures

Cherry Grove Fire Rescue offers firetruck visits for child birthdays in Cherry Grove Township

We are pleased to announce that we too will be providing Birthday "parades" for the residents of Cherry Grove Township. It is a great way to give back to our community and make a child's day special in these trying times. This will be the form we will be using to take requests. PLEASE private message us on Facebook or call the fire department 231-775-3114. This service will be provided for the duration of the isolation period. Please also be advised that emergency calls for service will supercede any "parades" and may affect prior scheduling. We will do our best to reschedule if the parade times are interrupted

Selma Township Fire Department offers firetruck visits for child birthdays in Selma Township

If your child’s birthday falls during this Stay At Home order, please send us a Facebook Private Message with your address and your child’s birth day. We would love bring a fire engine to your home, turn on our emergency lights and sirens and wish your child a happy birthday!

Despite these times, we are still actively focused on serving our community and hope this small gesture can help!

Currently, we are only able to offer this to our residents in Selma Township.

Please keep in mind that emergency calls for service do take precedence and may effect our ability to stop by on a specific day and time. We will try our best to reschedule if we get called away

City of Manton Fire Department offers firetruck visits for birthdays in select townships

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a trying time for all of us  We recognize this is especially confusing to children who’s birthday plans have been canceled or postponed. We feel for the families that have to break this disappointing news.

If your child’s birthday falls during the Stay At Home order, send us a Facebook Private Message with your address and your child’s birthday. We will bring a fire truck  to your residence and activate our emergency lights to wish your child a happy birthday 

We are still actively focused on serving our community and hope this small gesture can help

*This is available to residents of the City of Manton, Liberty, Caldwell and Bloomfield Townships.

*Emergency calls for service may effect our ability to stop by at a specific day and time but we will try our best

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