Oakland County Urges People to Use Online Services to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Oakland County Urges People to Use Online Services to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

(Oakland County, March 12, 2020)

Pontiac, MI – Individuals who have business with Oakland County are encouraged to take advantage of the county’s online services in lieu of visiting the government campus in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Among the measures for preventing the spread of the Coronavirus illness is social distancing which includes utilizing online services where possible.

“Our staff is available to make it as easy as possible to use online services,” County Executive David Coulter said. “We offer a number of services online that range from making payments to requesting public records. We strongly recommend that you check out our online services before visiting our government campus.”

The list of online services at Oakland County includes ordering records such as birth or marriage certificates, purchasing county park passes, renewing dog licenses, paying traffic tickets, searching property records, and more. To view a complete list of services, go to oakgov.com/services. If anyone needs assistance utilizing an online service, please call Oakland County’s IT Help Desk at 248-858-8812.

A woman from Oakland County who traveled internationally was among the first two cases in the State of Michigan, it was announced Tuesday evening. She continues to recover in an area hospital. An Oakland County Health Division contact investigation determined the woman had low to no public exposure. Health Division identified the handful of close contacts she had since returning home, has contacted and asked them to self-isolate, and continues to monitor them daily.

For more information on COVID-19, go to www.oakgov.com and click on the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” button or call Oakland County’s Nurse on Call line at 800-848-5533.

Editor’s Note: Many cities have online services as well. Please check your local municipal website for availability.

Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly.  You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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