Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
State Orders Reopening Gyms, Pools and Allowing Organized Sports (9/3/2020): The Governor issued orders allowing gyms and pools to reopen with limits. Organized sports, practices and competitions may also resume - with protections to limit the spread of COVID. See all Michigan Executive Orders currently in effect.
Local Public Emergency Orders (8/20/2020): Washtenaw County Health Department issued a public health emergency order to limit the size of social gatherings or events within the City of Ann Arbor and the City of Ypsilanti. No more than 25 people may gather at outdoor events. The local order enhances existing state orders and further restricts social gathering in areas at increased risk for COVID-19 outbreaks as the student population returns to local universities. The order takes effect on August 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain in effect until amended or rescinded. View the order or the FAQs.
Service updates: At the Health Department, we continue to focus much of our attention on COVID-19. Clinical and Environmental Health services will be by appointment only, and we will continue to respond to COVID questions and concerns. For most questions, please use 734-544-6700 and leave a message. Or, email [email protected].
- For clinical services, animal bites, immunization waivers or COVID questions, call 734-544-6700 or email
- For WIC, call 734-544-6800 or email
- Hearing and vision screenings will be available starting Mon, Aug 10. To schedule, call 734-544-6887 and leave a message
- For the Washtenaw Health Plan, call 544-3030 or email
- For Environmental Health, call 734-222-3800 or email
There is evidence of community spread locally. Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. The Health Department is not announcing evidence of community spread to cause panic, but to reinforce that people should be taking all recommended prevention measures.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their travel guidance 8/21. Quarantine returning from international travel is now strongly recommended not required, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html.
Washtenaw County Health Department's Returning from Travel: COVID Recommendations will be updated with updated CDC recommendations shortly. State and local recommendations remain the same.
We’re relying on our community to work together to slow the potential spread of illness and refer to official sources of reliable information.
Michigan Executive Orders & Helpful Links
REMEMBER: Discrimination harms public health. We know viruses do not discriminate based on location, race, ethnicity, or national origin. However, viruses like COVID-19 can highlight health disparities that are deeply rooted in our society. Let’s fight this public health concern with compassion and science, not fear and discrimination.