Stay Safe and Stay Informed!

As regional leaders we have a duty and a responsibility to assist and care for our communities and neighbors. In an effort to spread the awareness of the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we have gathered the top resources relevant to local units of government and development-related organizations. These pages will be regularly updated with the latest news as it relates to local government, community, and economic development.

Latest News:

  • “It’s different UP here!” Following the holiday weekends, our Coronavirus numbers have not substantially increased. We know our community is different than other places; it’s what makes us unique! Please click to view some recent facts about Covid-19, travelers, and our overall numbers. Continue to mask up, wash your hands, and observe social distancing!

From our Partners:

  • https://www.update906.com – A new website developed to share key business resources for businesses impacted by COVD-19. This collaborative effort which was developed by InvestUP in partnership with economic development partners from across the Upper Peninsula is intended to be a trusted and dedicated resource with the most up-to-date and relevant information available. Update906 is also home to a comprehensive list of funding sources for local businesses.
  • https://marquette.org/covid-19/Lake Superior Community Partnership has maintained a regularly updated list of resources for business assistance and economic development.
  • https://www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19/ – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) resource page.
  • https://cfofmc.org/ – The Community Foundation of Marquette County has set up a fund to assist with vulnerable nonprofits.
  • MBank has put together a document that outlines the benefits of all the available grant and loan programs for Michigan Small Businesses. Please download it here.

Resources for Local Governments and Organizations:

County Government and Health Department Pages:

Resources for Businesses:

Guidelines and Resources for Individuals:

The CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services both emphasize that the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to practice good health habits:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

News and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, in Michigan and across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on what is currently known, COVID-19 is spread from person to person, similar to the common cold or influenza. The severity of illness or how many people in Michigan or in the U.S. will fall ill from COVID-19 is unknown at this time. The CDC website states that for the general American public—such as workers in non-healthcare settings and where it is unlikely that work tasks create an increased risk of exposures to COVID-19—the immediate health risk is considered low.

We will be posting more resources to this page and our Facebook as they become available. If there is any way we can assist you during this time, please let us know!


The CUPPAD Region

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