MI CReSS Data Reports

Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study - October 2020

  • Nearly a quarter (23.0%) of respondents waited more than a week to seek medical care following COVID-19 symptom onset.
  • At the time of survey completion, 26.2% of respondents had not recovered from COVID-19 to their usual state of health. Among those who had recovered, there was a wide range in symptom duration, ranging from less than 1 week to 18 weeks.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak worsened stress levels and mental health for 52.7% of respondents.
  • When asked about challenges faced by themselves or their family members since the pandemic began, nearly 60% reported experiencing a loss of employment or reduction in hours worked and nearly 20% reported being unable to pay important bills.
  • More than two-thirds (68.6%) of employed respondents had to physically report to work following the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order. Among employed respondents, 34.0% did not take sick leave during their COVID-19 illness.