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COVID-19 UPDATE:The MDHHS has issued a Memorandum
MDHHS recently ordered that all health professionals should conduct testing for the Novel Coronavirus in accordance with the COVID-19 prioritization criteria published by MDHHS. This letter informs you of three changes to this system.

1. Change in Prioritization Criteria
2. Expansion of access to PUI authorization
3. Reminder about MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories (BOL) submissions
Read the full memorandum here
The Michigan COVID-19 Laboratory Emergency Response Network (MI-CLERN) provider hotline (888-277-9894)

Members of the Michigan Osteopathic Association

As information on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) from around the world is shared, the MOA is aggregating data, announcements and changes in requirements. The MOA participates in daily meetings to study updates to the situation in Michigan and stay informed on how other states are responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. The MOA will share updates and announcements from various health organizations and state agencies and post on this page. 

MDHHS COVID-19 Emergency Laboratory Network Emergency Hotline 888-277-9894 
Clinicians should call this number to have the patient’s symptoms and risk factors assessed against the prioritization criteria. If the patient meets criteria, MDHHS will
provide instructions for obtaining laboratory testing.

MDHHS Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Hotline: 888-535-6136 (8am- 5pm)
For general information on COVID-19 and how the state is working to lessen the risks and limit the spread of COVID-19.  

Centers for Disease Control: 800-232-4636
For general information on COVID-19 on a national and worldwide level.  

MDHHS Resources
Information For Health Care Providers, EMS Or Other Health Professionals

Testing Patients
If you have a patient that needs to be tested contact the local health department of the patient's county of residence before testing. 
Healthcare providers also have the ability to request testing from a commercial laboratory. 

Local Health Departments Interactive Map

Other links:
MDHHS Coronavirus updates:
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update (CDC)
CDC FAQ'S: Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)
CDC Know the Facts: Know the facts about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of rumors (CDC)
WHO: Preventative Measure Guidance (WHO)

Governor's Office
The Governor has issued several Executive Orders pertaining to COVID-19 in the State of Michigan. Some orders have been rescinded and more are expected. For a complete and updated list of Executive Orders in Michigan click below. 

Executive Orders from the Governor's Office


The MOA will continue to monitor updates and recommendations from MDHHS, CDC, World Health Organization and local health agencies. This page will be updated as information is shared from these organizations. If you have any comments or questions for the MOA, please use the link below. 

Comments or questions? Contact the MOA