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MDHHS offices closed to public except for appointments

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Posted at 10:13 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 22:19:02-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is closing its lobbies to the public except for appointments.

Residents will also not be required to visit an office to receive state assistance benefits during the coronavirus outbreak.

MDHHS offices will continue its services and conduct phone interviews with clients and applicants. People who need to submit paperwork can do so online. The department's website also allows people to report changes and apply for benefits.

Families who receive or apply for cash assistance through the Family Independence Program will not be required to go to orientations at Michigan Works! offices or employment activities.

The changes go into effect on Wednesday and will stay that way as long as necessary to protect public health.