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For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Ringler Cerniglia, Public Information Officer
Washtenaw County Health Department
Critical service providers, businesses must use screening, social distancing to limit potential spread
YPSILANTI, Mich., April 13, 2020 – Washtenaw County Health Department is extending emergency orders requiring essential service providers and businesses, including childcare centers, to use recommended screening and social distancing to protect everyone’s health to the greatest degree possible. Only those operations deemed critical under the Governor’s “Stay Home Stay Safe” order or directly serving essential workers remain open. This extension is in line with the Michigan Executive Order 2020-42.
The current local order expires today at midnight, and the new order is in effect starting April 14, 2020 at 12:00 a.m.
The orders must be posted at facility entrances. As before, there is an order for businesses and entities remaining open, as well as a separate order for childcare centers remaining open. The Health Department is working to provide guidance and support as quickly as possible. Direct additional and urgent questions to 734-544-6700 or [email protected].
Please continue to rely on official sources of information for local (www.washtenaw.org/covid19), state (www.michigan.gov/coronavirus), and national (http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19) updates.
Washtenaw County Health DepartmentThe Washtenaw County Health Department promotes health and works to prevent disease and injury in our community. Our mission is to assure, in partnership with the community, the conditions necessary for people to live healthy lives through prevention and protection programs.
The Washtenaw County Health Department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board and maintains state accreditation though the Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services. Visit us at washtenaw.org/health or call 734-544-6700.