Press Releases

  1. Washtenaw County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Data by Zip Code and Race

    Data highlights disparities within the county Read on...
  2. Washtenaw County Increases Resources for the Homeless Community

    Washtenaw County is increasing resources to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness. Read on...
  3. Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Orders to Protect Essential Workers during COVID-19

    Washtenaw County Health Department is issuing emergency orders requiring essential service providers and businesses, including childcare centers, to use recommended screening and social distancing to protect everyone’s health. Read on...
  4. Washtenaw County Government Extends Closure of Non-Essential Services

    In his daily message to county staff, Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced a continued closure of non-essential services. He now plans to re-open the entirety of the county on Monday, April 13. Read on...
  5. Washtenaw County Health Department Reports Local COVID-19 Death

    Washtenaw County Health Department is reporting the first local death attributed to COVID-19. The individual was an elderly, adult male with underlying health conditions. He was hospitalized yesterday and passed away today at Michigan Medicine. Read on...
  6. Washtenaw County Health Department Reports 7 Additional COVID-19 Cases

    Number of Washtenaw cases double; community spread now likely Read on...
  7. WASHTENAW COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY IMPACT OF COVID-19

    Jason Morgan, Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners declared a state-of-emergency in the county today, an act that allows him to shift resources quickly to assist residents, businesses and communities affected by the novel coronavirus. Read on...
  8. Portage Baseline Lake Levels to be Raised Beginning March 20th, 2020

    The lake level at Portage and Baseline Lakes will be raised beginning Friday, March 20th, 2020 and will gradually continue until it reaches its normal legal level of 851.54 feet above sea level. Read on...
  9. WASHTENAW COUNTY CLERK/REGISTER’S OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 6, 2020 – ESSENTIAL SERVICES ONLINE/MAIL

    By order of the Washtenaw County Administrator to slow the spread of COVID-19 the Washtenaw County Clerk/Register’s office has closed to the public and staffing levels will be greatly reduced until April 6, 2020. Read on...
  10. Washtenaw County Health Department Orders Bars, Restaurants to Reduce Crowding

    Venues must operate at half of their maximum occupancy, including staff Read on...
  11. All Non-Essential Washtenaw County Operations Closed Through April 5, 2020

    Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced today that all non-essential county operations will be closed through April 5, 2020 – The county is planning to open all departments for business as usual on Monday, April 6, 2020. Read on...
  12. Washtenaw County Health Department Provides Additional Details on Positive Cases

    Both Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 remain under Isolation Read on...
  13. Washtenaw County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Cases

    Washtenaw County Health Department is reporting Washtenaw County’s first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read on...
  14. Michigan Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, IHA partnering with county health departments t

    Hospital and health officials from the Livingston and Washtenaw areas have been collaborating for weeks on preparation for patients with COVID-19, keeping in contact and sharing emergency response plans. Read on...
  15. Innovative Reentry Initiative

    Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners ratifies federally funded "Innovative Reentry Initiative" grant for Sheriff's Office: Aims to reduce recidivism in the county. Read on...
  16. It Is POSSIBLE Opioid Awareness Campaign Launched by Washtenaw County Health Department

    Campaign promotes stories of recovery and ways to stop overdose deaths; Opioid-related deaths decrease in 2019 Read on...
  17. Washtenaw County Offers Residents Free Online Cyber Security Training

    Online threats are constantly evolving, so Washtenaw County’s Office of Information Technology is proud to partner with Wizer to help educate and inform our residents. Read on...
  18. Building Healthy Communities

    Washtenaw County organizations awarded grants to promote healthy eating. Read on...
  19. Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

    Now called SummerWorks, the program launched a new website (SummerWorks.info) and began accepting applications for this summer in January and will continue accepting applications through the middle of March. Read on...
  20. Results of three Michigan 2019 Novel Coronavirus specimens came back negative

    LANSING, Mich. – Test results on three possible cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus came back negative, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Macomb and Washtenaw County Health Departments announced today. Read on...
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