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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Free COVID testing Sat Sept 19 & Sat Sept 26

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Washtenaw County Health Department is announcing two new pop-up testing opportunities on Saturday Sept 19 and Saturday Sept 26 in Ypsilanti from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Testing is free to anyone. No symptoms required. No insurance needed. Registration is request...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Grand Opening, September 17th - Ypsilanti CommUNITY Skatepark

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MI - Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission & the Charter Township of Ypsilanti are proud to announce that the Ypsilanti Township CommUNITY Skatepark in Ypsilanti will be open to the public on Thursday, Septemb...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

EGLE Dam Safety Task Force Names Pratt as Chair

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Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, Evan Pratt, has been named Chair of the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force. This 19-person team, assembled by The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), will provide recommendations o...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center to Reopen

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ANN ARBOR, MI – September 11, 2020, On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will once again open its doors. The reopening comes in alignment with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order [2020-176] and w...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Public Hearing - ADOPTION OF A SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE OF HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF A SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed adoption...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Washtenaw County Beach Re-Opened at Independence Lake

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Washtenaw County Health Department is re-opening Independence Lake beach at Independence Lake County Park today (Sept 4, 2020). The beach was closed last month due to high levels of E. coli bacteria. Testing shows levels have improved. Swimming is now all...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Order Further Restricting Gatherings

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Washtenaw County Health Department is issuing 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 enh...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Advisory: Possible Harmful Algal Blooms in Ford Lake

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Washtenaw County Health Department, in consultation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), is issuing a public health advisory for a suspected harmful algal bloom in Ford Lake in Ypsilanti, Michigan. People and pets should avoi...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Michigan Launches Program to Support Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

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The State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to support small businesses in our state in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. This funding is now available through the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to businesses ...
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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: March 30, 2020

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

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“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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