News Releases

Media Inquiries: please contact Susan Ringler Cerniglia at 734-544-6759, 734-678-7010 (c) or by email.

2020 Releases

  • Oct 20, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Stay in Place Order for University of Michigan Students
  • Oct 12, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Alerts the Public to Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Local Restaurants 
  • Oct 12, 2020 Washtenaw Schools and the Washtenaw County Health Department Issue Joint Call to Action to Prevent COVID-19. See in Spanish or in Arabic
  • Oct 7, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Orders on Social Gatherings in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti 
  • Oct 7, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Postpones No-cost Flu Vaccine Event
  • Oct 5, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Public Health Emergency Orders
  • Oct 1, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Order Limiting Gatherings in Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti
  • Sept 30, 2020 Flu Vaccination Urged for 2020 Season: WCHD & partners provide no-cost flu vaccine events
  • Sept 28, 2020 Help Youth Stay Tobacco and Nicotine Free in the New School Year: Promote smoke-free spaces and connect youth to quit support
  • Sept 24, 2020 Reminder – Advisory Still in Effect for Harmful Algal Blooms in Ford Lake
  • Sept 17, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Announces Free COVID Testing September 19 & 26
  • Aug 19, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Order Restricting Outdoor Social Gatherings
  • July 16, 2020 Washtenaw County Beach Closure at Sugarloaf Lake
  • July 13, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Identifies Multiple COVID-19 Cases Related to Large Party
  • July 8, 2020 Community COVID-19 Testing in Whitmore Lake Saturday, July 11
  • July 1, 2020 Washtenaw County Board of Health Names Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Resolution confirms collective commitment to health equity
  • May 22, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Rescinds Local Emergency Orders under Updated State Orders
  • May 14, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19
  • May 1, 2020 Washtenaw County Expands Community COVID-19 Testing with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Packard Health
  • April 30, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19
  • April 24, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Provides Data on Probable COVID-19 Cases
  • April 14, 2020 Help with Health Care Coverage and Health Insurance during COVID-19
  • April 13, 2020 Washtenaw County Extends Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19
  • April 2, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Data by Zip Code and Race
  • March 28, 2020 Health Department recommends cancellation of faith-based gatherings or in-person services of any kind
  • March 25, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19
  • March 22, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Reports Local COVID-19 Death
  • March 19, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Announces 7 Additional Cases of COVID-19
  • March 15, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Orders Bars, Restaurants to Reduce Crowding
  • March 12, 2020 Washtenaw County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Cases
  • March 11, 2020 Michigan Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, IHA partnering with county health departments to respond to COVID-19
  • March 5, 2020 It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awareness Campaign Launched by Washtenaw County Health Department
  • February 12, 2020 Building Healthy Communities: Washtenaw County organizations awarded grants to promote healthy eating
  • January 13, 2020 Half-Price Radon Test Kits During January’s Radon Action Month

2019 Releases

  • December 19, 2019 What Washtenaw County youth #wishyouknew about their mental health
  • November 19, 2019 Tis the Season for Preventing Flu
  • November 18, 2019 What does health look like in Washtenaw County? New Health for All Washtenaw website provides community health data, stories, and action
  • October 30, 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 1
  • October 17, 2019 Applications for healthy food access projects due Nov. 15
  • October 6, 2019 Aerial spraying completed last night in northern Washtenaw and southern Livingston
  • October 5, 2019 Aerial spraying scheduled for tonight in northern Washtenaw and southern Livingston
  • October 3, 2019 EEE informational meeting tonight at Webster Township Hall
  • October 2, 2019 Aerial Mosquito Spraying in Northern Washtenaw County Possible Tonight
  • September 26, 2019 Washtenaw County Opioid Summit Scheduled for Oct. 1
  • August 27, 2019 Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Group Lowering Disparities in Breastfeeding
  • August 20, 2019 Washtenaw County Health Department Hosting Block Party to Celebrate New Play Space
  • August 12, 2019 Jeremy Lapedis Named New Washtenaw Health Plan Executive Director
  • August 8, 2019 Washtenaw County Farmers Markets Passport: Visit your Local Markets and Win
  • June 27, 2019 Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County
  • June 25, 2019 Quit Smoking this Summer with Help from the Michigan Tobacco Quitline
  • June 24, 2019 Washtenaw County Health Department Names New Health Officer
  • June 20, 2019 Prescriptions Filled at Farmers Markets Cultivate Health in Washtenaw County
  • June 11, 2019 Health Department Continues to Recommend Hepatitis A Prevention Measures
  • June 6, 2019 Washtenaw County Health Department begins Transformation of 555 Towner Street
  • April 12, 2019 New, unrelated, case of measles confirmed in Washtenaw County 
  • April 12, 2019 State measles cases reduced to 39 following additional testing; Washtenaw case redacted
  • April 9, 2019 Washtenaw County Health Department Alerts Public to Possible Exposure to Measles
  • March 19, 2019 County Health Rankings: Washtenaw County is Healthy. But Not for All.
  • March 7, 2019 Eleven Percent of Washtenaw County Pregnant Women Smoke. Free Help is Available.
  • March 5, 2019 Health Department Seeks Applicants for a Community-Centered Steering Committee
  • February 11, 2019 The Healing Forest: Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic
  • February 4, 2019 Washtenaw County Health Department Seeks Feedback on New Kids’ Play Space

2018 Releases

  • November 15, 2018 Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15, 2018
  • November 1, 2018 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 1 
  • October 31, 2018 Opioid Deaths Involving Cocaine Increasing
  • October 11, 2018 Washtenaw County Opioid Summit Oct 15
  • October 4, 2018 Washtenaw County Health Department Grant Funding Available
  • October 3, 2018 It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot
  • September 14, 2018 Public Health Advisory for Harmful Algal Bloom in Ford Lake
  • September 7, 2018 Washtenaw County Health Department Launches ’Stop Hep A’ Campaign
  • September 5, 2018 Vaping Increases among Washtenaw County Youth
  • August 23, 2018 Washtenaw County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
  • June 26, 2018 Know Your Status for National HIV Testing Day
  • June 19, 2018 Kids Starting Preschool or Kindergarten? Schedule Mandatory Hearing and Vision Screenings
  • June 6, 2018 Ticks that Can Spread Lyme Found throughout Washtenaw County
  • May 31, 2018 Two Rabid Bats Found in Washtenaw County
  • May 24, 2018 World No Tobacco Day
  • May 10, 2018 Health Department Annual Report: Healthy Together
  • April 30, 2018 STD Rates Increasing in Washtenaw County
  • March 27, 2018 Tuberculosis can affect anyone: “Think TB” so we can end TB
  • March 21, 2018 National Kick Butts Day is March 21, 2018: Help youth stay nicotine free
  • March 14, 2018 Washtenaw County has the most doctors in the state. But it’s not the healthiest county: County Health Rankings show improved equity is needed.
  • February 22, 2018 Washtenaw County Dental Clinic Celebrates Three Years
  • February 2, 2018 Washtenaw County Health Department Adds Evening Hours for Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • February 1, 2018 Building Healthy Communities: 13 Washtenaw County organizations awarded grants to promote healthy eating and physical activity
  • January 23, 2018 Washtenaw County Health Department Welcomes New Deputy Health Officer