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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Identifies Multiple COVID-19 Cases Related to Large Party

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Washtenaw County Health Department is confirming an increase in local COVID-19 cases. The majority of new cases are among young people ages 15-25 years and can be connected to a large house party July 2 – July 3 in the Saline area, with addition...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Rain Garden Community Update

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Public rain gardens throughout Washtenaw county are working hard to capture dirty stormwater and filter it clean.

We are so lucky to have over 100 volunteers that have adopted a public rain garden!  These stewards pull weeds, spread mulch...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

As Summer Temperatures Rise, Washtenaw County to Provide Cooling Centers to the Public

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July 6, 2020

For Immediate Release

 

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As Summer Temperatures Rise, Washtenaw County to

Provide Cooling Centers to the Public

 

Ann Arbor, MI- With temperatures expected to rise above 90° this week, Washtena...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Washtenaw County Board of Health Names Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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The Washtenaw County Board of Health passed a resolution June 30, 2020 explicitly declaring racism as a public health crisis and confirming our collective commitment to health equity in Washtenaw County.

“We know that racism has helped drive uneq...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Sheriff Clayton Speaks about Michigan Jails in Detroit Free Press

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Unfortunately, it has taken a crisis of this magnitude to provide a glimpse of what a more just criminal justice system can look like.

I’m talking, of course, about the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts by judges, prosecutors and county sheriffs ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force Releases Survey Information

Broadband Survey Results

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Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Lisa Moutinho – Washtenaw County Public Information Officer734-222-6731 [email protected]

 

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Sheriff Clayton has been elected as a founding member of the Council on Criminal Justice

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Independent and nonpartisan, the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) advances understanding of the criminal justice policy choices facing the nation and builds consensus for solutions that enhance safety and justice for all. Through research, policy develop...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Washtenaw County Partners to Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

Small Business Emergency Relief Fund

“Just as Washtenaw County has been working hard to ensure residents have the latest public health information and access to essential services, we are committed to helping the small business community,” said Gregory Dill, Washtenaw Cou...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

CANCELED - Washtenaw County Adds In-Person Cyber Training Classes

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In an effort to improve cyber
security awareness for the residents of Washtenaw County, the County’s Chief InformationSecurity Officer Gabe LeBlanc has modified his employee focused cyber security
training to benefit all members of the commu...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Washtenaw County Offers Free Online Cyber Security Training

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The internet has become a necessity in our daily lives, so it’s important to understand how to use it safely.  Through a series of short, informative videos, you’ll learn about:

  • Gaming Safety
  • 2 Factor Authentication
  • Gift Cards
  • Ide...
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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

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“Being a part of SummerWorks was awesome! My job led to an internship and the internship turned into my career!”

- 2017 SummerWorks Participant 

Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Do you w...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

It’s time to get REAL

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Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.

Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licen...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Washtenaw County Offers Funding for Census Outreach Projects

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As the country prepares for Census 2020, Washtenaw County is working to reach out to groups that have been historically undercounted, such as college students, children, people of color, low-income individuals, and more. Given the importance of the Decenn...

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