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MDRC Office Closed
The MDRC office in East Lansing is closed until further notice. Following the Executive Order issued on March 23, 2020 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in an effort to manage the spread of the Coronavirus, (COVID 19), our offices will be closed until at least June 12, 2020. This will be evaluated on a regular basis and dates will be updated as the situation changes. We will still be providing services to partners and community members via phone, email, teleconferences and social media while all staff work remotely. Please see our statement about Corona Virus and below. You may still reach us through phone, email and the contact us page on this site.
MDRC Statement on the Coronavirus
MDRC has a practice and policy of supporting the people we serve and our staff by asking people who are sick (including staff) not to attend events we are hosting or come to our office.
As people with disabilities ourselves, our community comprises many of the people most at risk of serious effects of the coronavirus. People with weaker immune systems, including those who are pregnant, may be more at risk of catching the virus and having more serious complications. In addition, due to intersectional discrimination, people with disabilities also face additional barriers accessing healthcare.
MDRC is actively tracking the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Michigan Community Health Emergency Coordination Center information on responding to the coronavirus and take their recommendations seriously. Currently, the CDC recommends considering cancelling large work-related meetings or events. MDRC will be following these recommendations in our work.
MDRC is also requiring staff to hold meetings by phone or videoconference. We will be requiring staff not to travel. We are taking these precautions in an effort to protect ourselves and our community and follow the guidelines of knowledgeable, expert, public health leaders.
The Affordable Care Act and the Health Michigan Plan (expanded Medicaid) have not been repealed! MDRC can still help you find affordable health care. Contact our Navigator, Kathleen at 517-333- 2477 x 313.