The health and safety of our residents is our priority. It is of utmost importance to us that we keep our residents informed and continue to conduct city business during these unprecedented times. In order to do this, all city offices are continuing to operate, however City Hall is currently closed to the public. Please see the following information regarding closures of city buildings.
- All Warren Public Libraries and Community Centers will be closed until at least July 16th.
- Warren City Hall will be closed to the public until at least July 16th.
- City Employees will still be working and we will take emails and phone calls as well.
- AARP tax service will also be closed until further notice.
- Please see attached list for Cooling Centers in Macomb County.
Please take the time to review the City of Warren COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. In addition, we encourage residents to stay connected with the City of Warren on Facebook for the latest information and updates.
If you are sick or believe that you have come in contact with someone that has COVID-19, it is very important to follow the guidelines put in place by the Center for Disease Control. Click here to view the CDC’s guidelines.
COVID-19 testing is available by appointment at the following sites:
- Warren City Hall drive-through Testing
- Testing capacity reached for Thursday, July 9, 2020 — we cannot accept more people at this time.
- Ascension Macomb Hospital:
- Address: 11800 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48093
- Phone: (586) 573-5000
- Beaumont Urgent Care
- Address: 28550 Schoenherr Rd, Warren, MI 48088
- Phone: (586) 480-1685
- Beaumont Urgent Care is now offering drive-thru evaluation and testing (including antibody testing) for COVID-19 at select locations and by appointment. COVID-19 testing is only available for those that have been evaluated through our virtual visit platform (or curbside) and meet testing criteria. Beaumont Urgent Care accepts most insurances as well as self-pay options. Visit BeaumontUrgentCare.com for more info and click on the “Virtual Visit” button to begin a visit with a Beaumont provider.
To find other testing sites nearby, visit the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 Test Finder here.
Forgotten Harvest Food Distribution @ Warren City Hall – On Mondays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Warren residents that are unemployed or in need can go to the south parking lot of City Hall where volunteers will distribute free food packages in the trunks of vehicles.
- Mayor Fouts’ Emergency Food Hotline – Senior Warren residents as well as those with pre-existing conditions who are in need of food can call (586) 574-4526. Assistance will be coordinated with local food pantries and volunteers from Warren. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call the hotline, and leave a message indicating that you are able to assist along with your phone number.
- Senior To Go Meals – The Macomb Office of Senior Services is passing out brown bag lunches at two different sites in Macomb County. Meals will be available from 10 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday, at Stillwell Manor in Warren and the Mount Clemens Farmers’ Market. To qualify, you must be a Macomb County Resident, 60 years or older, with a photo ID. There will be a limit of one meal per person. For more information, click here.
- Gleaners’ Community Distribution Sites – Gleaners is expanding food distribution efforts to include additional drive-up mobile sites across the Metro Detroit area. To see this week’s locations and schedule, click here.
- School Breakfasts and Lunches – Warren’s School Districts are making sure their students are still eating daily. Many schools are even offering drive-thru meal pickup, giving five breakfasts and five lunches per student each week. To see what your school district is offering, visit the following links:
- When a resident calls 9-1-1, the dispatcher will ask specific questions in regards to COVID-19: whether you suspect you have symptoms, or if a family member has symptoms, etc.
- When police/fire arrive, they will be utilizing safe distancing, masks and gloves, while interviewing you about your symptoms. When one police officer or firefighter enters the house, they’ll decipher after taking vitals on how to help you.
- Police and Fire Departments request in order to help facilitate the 9-1-1 interaction, please be on your front porch, if able, when police or fire arrive.
Are there drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Warren?
- Mayor Fouts is actively working on acquiring this for Warren.
Where can I find information on how elections will be handled during COVID-19?
- For information regarding elections and voting, please scroll down or visit the City Clerk’s page.
Are City Council, board, and commission meetings still being held?
- Many city meetings are taking place via Zoom, in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order. These meetings are open to the public. For a list of upcoming meetings and the Zoom meeting information, click here.
How can I pay my water bill or taxes while City Hall is closed?
- Your water bill and taxes can be paid online, by mail, or by using the Payment Dropbox located behind City Hall. For information on how to pay online, please visit the Treasurer’s page.
I am out of work and can’t pay my water bill. Is my water going to get shut off?
- Mayor Fouts has placed a moratorium on water shutoffs.
How can I renew my dog license while City Hall is closed?
- Dog licenses can currently be renewed by mail. You can find the dog license application and payment information here. For more information, please visit the City Clerk’s page.
Will the Farmers’ Market be happening this year?
- Parks and Recreation is in the process of contacting vendors and are planning for July, based on the Governor’s Executive Orders.
It’s my child’s birthday. How can I get the Police and/or Fire Department to drive past my home?
- To contact the Warren Police Department about your child’s birthday, please call (586) 574-4877 and provide your child’s name, age, address, and the time of the request. To contact the Warren Fire Department about your child’s birthday, please call (586) 756-2800.
Where can I find information on Mental Health Resources?
- ‘Mental Health Resources’ can be found below on the COVID-19 page.
What about SMART Bus Info?
- We have a link for ‘Smart Bus Information’ on the COVID-19 page under the heading ‘Helpful Links’ or you can click here.
Where can I find a list of restaurants that are open for carry-out?
- A link to a ‘List of Restaurants Open for Take Out from Chamber’ is available on the COVID-19 page under ‘Helpful Links’
Do you have any resources available for the homeless population or regarding shelters?
- 211 United Way is the best resource for this and is where we have directed many individuals in need. This can be found on the COVID-19 page also under ‘Helpful Links’ or by clicking here.
- City of Warren COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
- Warren Mayor to Businesses: Protect Your Employees and Customers Against COVID-19 or Face Fines (5/6/2020)
- Mayor Fouts Announces Additional Food Assistance (4/20/2020)
- From Mayor Fouts – Helpful Links (4/16/2020)
- Update from Mayor Fouts Regarding Forgotten Harvest Food Assistance (4/13/2020)
- Update from Mayor Fouts on Warren Sanitation Efforts – Lawn Mowing (4/10/2020)
- Update from Mayor Fouts on COVID-19 Concerns/Questions (4/8/2020)
- Update from Mayor Fouts Regarding Additional Food Assistance (4/5/2020)
- Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Establishes Warren Emergency Food Hotline During COVID-19 Crisis (3/25/2020)
- A Special Message from Warren Mayor Jim Fouts to Our Loyal and Critically Important Employees (3/23/2020)
- Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Declares a State of Emergency (3/19/2020)
- Update from Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Regarding Warren Closures/Actions Pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/13/2020)
- COVID-19 Action by Mayor Fouts (3/12/2020)
- Warren Mayor Jim Fouts to Announce Actions Warren will be Taking in Regards to COVID-19 (3/12/2020)
- Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Prepares Warren For Influenza String A And Coronavirus (COVID-19) (2/26/2020)
Warren Day Camps:
- We know the governor has included day camp programs as part of the phase 4 opening, with social distancing (6 ft. apart) still in place.
- Unfortunately, as we have been saying, with social distancing still in place, we cannot feasibly guarantee the safety and health of our campers or staff.
- The community center is still closed for an indefinite time, so there is no facility for our usage.
- We know this program is vital for parents that still need to work and might not have other options, but safety of all continues to be our top priority.
- We look forward to providing a quality program for your child next summer.
Warren Community Center: CLOSED indefinitely
The playgrounds and playground equipment: OPEN
The Civic Center Branch of the Warren Public Library is now open for curbside book service, but you need to call ahead.
- Curbside pickup hours at the Civic Center Branch are:
- Monday and Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
- Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
For additional details on curbside library service and how to reserve items, please click here.
The phone number for the Civic Center Library is (586) 751-0770
Residents who wish to host a garage sale MUST continue to practice social distancing by doing the following:
- Set up tables and chairs six feet apart.
- Clearly mark with signs/tape the directions people/traffic has to flow on your property.
- Garage Sale permittee and customers must wear masks and disposable gloves at all times during browsing and sale.
- Ask customers to stand in a line, while spread apart, during a high traffic times.
- Only 2-3 customers can be in the garage/yard/driveway at once.
- Make sure all merchandise is washed and dried and/or wiped down with a disinfectant product before placing on a table or chair for sale.
- Wipe down all tables and chairs using disinfectant at the end of the day or in the morning before the next day of the sale starts.
To apply for a Garage Sale License, please click here.
“Flushable wipes,” household disinfecting wipes, latex gloves, and other products all create blockages in household pipes and municipal sewer systems and should never be flushed down the toilet. Only toilet paper and human waste should be flushed.
For more information, visit the One Water website.
- Unemployment Assistance
- Stimulus Check Information (Economic Impact Payment)
- How To Find Remote, Online, and Gig Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- DTE Business Resources & Payment Plans
- Stress & Coping Information from the CDC
- Mental Health Resources
- State of Michigan Executive Orders & Executive Directives
- COVID-19 Small Business Support Program
- SBA Disaster Assistance – For business inquiries about funding for the COVID-19 recovery go to SBA.gov/disaster, there is a large COVID-19 tab at the top and it gives information about the economic injury disaster loan program. There are additional tabs that give additional funding resources that includes the PPE. For questions before, during, and after the application process you can call (800) 659-2955.
- SMART Bus Information
- 211 United Way
- Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (IVC)
- Area Agency on Aging 1B
- List of Restaurants Open for Takeout from Chamber
- Macomb County Sustainability Program
- COVID-19 Impact Survey for Businesses
Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
During these unprecedented times, many Warren residents have questions about how they can vote in the upcoming elections. Below, you can find answers to many of these questions. For additional information about voting, visit the City Clerk’s page or call the City Clerk’s Office at (586) 574-4557.
Who may register to vote?
- A U.S. Citizen
- At least 18 years old by election day
- A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to vote
When may I register to vote?
- You may register to vote at any time. Until the 15th day before the election, your activity of registering to vote will be sufficient for you to appear on the voter list for the election. Beginning on the 14th day and continuing to Election Day, new voters will need to go to the local clerk’s office to show ID that confirms identity and residency in order to vote on Election Day. Secretary of State Branch Offices will supply an instructional sheet to anyone who registers to vote with them during the last 14 days.
Do I have to register for each election?
- NO. Registration is permanent as long as you continue to live in the city or township where you are registered. You may register by appearing in person at:
- Any Secretary of State branch office in Michigan
- Your city or township clerk’s office
- Your county clerk’s office
- Any Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office (if a client).
- Michigan Works and military recruitment offices (for those enlisting in the service).
- Or, you may now register online at www.michigan.gov/vote. You only need to have a Michigan Driver’s License or State ID.
If you have not registered to vote, you may visit your city or township clerk on Election Day to register and vote.
May I register to vote by mail?
- YES. There is a voter registration form online at www.michigan.gov/voterregistration. These forms should be mailed to your local city or township clerk.
What should I do if I have moved within my city or township of residence or changed my name since the last election?
- You should immediately notify the city or township clerk where you are registered. You may also change your address on Election Day. If you moved within your city or township, you may go to your old precinct to vote, then change your address there. If you moved to a different city or township, go to the new city or township clerk’
What should I do if I move to another city or township within the state?
- You must re-register with the clerk in your new city or township of residence, or at any Secretary of State branch office, or any of the other methods listed above.
Can I vote by absentee ballot?
- If you are a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot for any reason by contacting your city or township clerk via email (email@example.com), or phone (586)574.4557.
How do I receive the ballot?
- You can obtain an absent voter ballot by writing to the clerk of the city or township in which you are registered to vote. Ballots cannot be supplied through telephone requests. Your written request must include:
- Your name
- The date of the election
- The address where you are registered to vote.
- The reason why you are requesting an absent voter ballot.
- The address where you wish to receive your ballot. (This must be your registration address, an address outside of your jurisdiction of registration, a hospital, or some other type of residential institution.)
- Your signature and the date of your request.
When must absent voter ballots be returned to the clerk?
- Absent voter ballots must be received by the clerk no later than the close of the polls (8:00 p.m.) on Election Day.
What is the voting procedure?
- The procedure involves four steps:
- Sign an Application to Vote
- An election inspector will check your name against the list of registered voters on the Electronic Poll Book for the precinct.
- Vote the ballot issued to you
- Tabulate the ballot
Every county in the State of Michigan uses the Optical Scan method of voting. City of Warren uses a system from Election Systems & Software (ES & S). The optical scan method involves a paper ballot that is electronically tabulated in the precinct. To vote, small ovals are darkened near the candidate’s name.
Where do I vote?
- If you do not know the location of your polling place, check with your city or township clerk. You can also go to the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote
How can I find out if I am registered to vote?
- To verify if you are registered to vote, contact your city or township clerk. You may also use the Michigan Voter Information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote.
When are the polls open?
- In Michigan, the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
What should I do if my name does not appear on the list of registered voters at my polling place?
- Answer any questions the election inspectors may ask in attempting to confirm your registration. They will also be contacting your city or township clerk for assistance. If you are just in the wrong precinct, you will be directed to go to the correct location. If you are not registered to vote, you will be directed to see the city or township clerk who can register you on Election Day.