Dear Community Members, Small Businesses, Volunteers, and Partners,

In response to the concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, we want to keep you informed about the steps that GRDC is taking in order to protect our community’s well-being.

Since there is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19, at this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it.

In order to reduce the risk of exposure, GRDC will be taking the following steps:

All program activities (Task Force meetings, PTE appointments, etc.) are suspended through Friday, May 1st.

  • We will re-evaluate the situation regularly and update the community weekly.

All in-person meetings and gatherings are cancelled until May 1st, unless essential to be held in person.

  • For essential in-person meetings, visitors must log their name, organization, email, and phone number upon arrival. This will enable us to communicate with all visitors if we learn that our staff or other guests have come into contact with COVID-19.

All meetings will be virtual whenever possible. (Conference calls, Zoom calls, google hangout, etc.)

Large scale events are suspended through April 5th, including meetings scheduled by outside groups.

All volunteers of any kind are suspended from entering the building.

GRDC’s staff will primarily work remotely until 5/1/2020.

  • This is subject to change as conditions and expert recommendations shift. Updates will be communicated via email, our website and through social media.
  • All staff are still available via email. If you need to contact us, click here for our staff contact list.  If you’re not sure who to contact, please email your question to

Below are recommendations for families to help prevent the spread of disease.
o Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
o Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
o Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when
coughing or sneezing.
o Avoiding contact with people who are sick.
o Staying home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.

As information around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we will update information to our community members, volunteers and partners. If you or somebody you know is experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, with possible exposure to someone who has traveled or potentially been exposed to COVID19 please contact your healthcare provider or the Detroit Health Department for guidance at 313-876-4000. If you would like to volunteer to assist others, please register with 211. If you need medical care, please call your doctor or the hospital in advance so that they can take the necessary precautions to protect others.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
City of Detroit Health Department
State of Michigan COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Sherita Smith
Executive Director

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
19800 Grand River | Detroit, MI 48223
313.387.4732 x111