Press Releases

  1. Washtenaw County Health Department Identifies Multiple COVID-19 Cases and Exposures

    Washtenaw County Health Department is confirming an increase in local COVID-19 cases Read on...
  2. Board of Commissioners Consider Adding Public Health and Seniors millage Language to November Ballot

    With the budgetary impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners plan to vote at their August 5th Board of Commissioners meeting on a resolution that would add a Public Health and Seniors millage to the November ballot Read on...
  3. Washtenaw & Livingston Health Departments Offer COVID-19 Testing in Whitmore Lake Saturday, July 11

    Washtenaw and Livingston County Health Departments and community partners are offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the former Whitmore Lake Middle School located at 8845 Main Street in Whitmore Lake. Read on...
  4. As Summer Temperatures Rise, Washtenaw County to Provide Cooling Centers to the Public

    Washtenaw County will open two (2) cooling centers beginning July 7th. The atrium of the Community Mental Health building at 555 Towner St.in Ypsilanti and the Learning Resource Center at 4135 Washtenaw Ave in Ann Arbor. Read on...
  5. The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Creates a Commission on Aging

    Aims to Elevate the Voices and Needs the County’s Older Adults Read on...
  6. The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Declares: “Racism is a Public Health Crisis”

    As a part of their on-going equity efforts, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has passed a resolution declaring that Racism is a Public Health Crisis. Read on...
  7. Board of Commissioners passes Resolution to implement a Responsible Contractor Policy

    At their July 1st virtual meeting, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution implementing a new Responsible Contractor Policy for the county. Read on...
  8. Washtenaw County Board of Health Names Racism as a Public Health Crisis

    Resolution confirms collective commitment to health equity Read on...
  9. WASHTENAW COUNTY DECLARES END TO COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY

    The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting this morning to vote on a resolution ending the county’s declared state-of-emergency. Read on...
  10. Washtenaw County Government Plans to Reopen with Modified Services on Monday, June 15, 2020

    Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced this morning that the County is making plans to reopen on Monday, June 15. Read on...
  11. Independence Lake County Park Beach Guidelines

    Independence Lake County Park beach, restrooms and outdoor pavilions will be opening on June 5, 2020 in alignment with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order [2020-110]. However, the playground, swings, climbing rock and boat rentals will remain closed. Read on...
  12. Closure of Parker Mill County Park Trail & Parking Lot

    The Parker Mill County Park pathway to Gallup Park will be closing on June 8, 2020 to resume reconstruction and repairs. Read on...
  13. Washtenaw County Health Department Rescinds Local Emergency Orders

    Employee screening is now required under Michigan Executive Orders Read on...
  14. Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Appoints Two New Members to County Road Commission

    The two appointees, Gloria Llamas of Pittsfield Township and Joann McCullum of Ypsilanti Township represent two of the county’s largest municipalities. Neither township has had representation on the road commission in recent years. Read on...
  15. Independence Lake County Park Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

    Independence Lake County Park will be closing their gates Memorial Day weekend due to beach closure and anticipated overcrowding. The beach closure will remain in effect until June 5, 2020. Read on...
  16. Rolling Hills Water Park and Blue Heron Bay Closed for Summer

    Rolling Hills Water Park at Rolling Hills County Park and Blue Heron Bay Spray Park at Independence Lake County Park, operated by Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC), will be closed for the summer. Read on...
  17. Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Cancels Summer Day Camp for 2020 Season

    Washtenaw County Parks & Rec Comm, voted at its monthly commission meeting on May 12, to cancel summer day camp programs at Rolling Hills, Independence Lake, the Meri Lou Murray Rec Center and the Ypsilanti-based Playground Camp for the 2020 season. Read on...
  18. Washtenaw County Health Department Updates Local Orders to Protect Workers during COVID-19

    Service providers, businesses, other entities must to use employee screening to operate Read on...
  19. Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approves Nearly $10 million in Support

    The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved three resolutions totaling $9.9 million to fundamental, human services and crisis and permanent supportive housing during the next phase of the Covid-19 emergency response. Read on...
  20. Washtenaw County Expands Community COVID-19 Testing

    Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Packard Health providing testing at community locations Read on...
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