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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Public Health Thank You Day - November 23, 2020

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November 23, 2020 

To:  Jimena Loveluck - Washtenaw County Health      Officer        All Health Department Staff

From:  Gregory Dill, Washtenaw County&nb...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

New COVID-19 Testing Site to Provide Saliva Testing

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Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) is announcing plans with LynxDx and the 2|42 Community Center to offer a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Ann Arbor opening on Wednesday, November 18. This new site will offer contactless saliva testing and...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Sheriff Clayton Appointed by Gov. Whitmer to the Black Leadership Advisory Council

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Last week Governor Gretchen Whitmer made appointments to the Black Leadership Advisory Council, which brings together a diverse group of Black Michiganders to serve in an advisory capacity to the governor and develop, review, and recommend policies and ac...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Alerts the Public to Possible COVID-19 Exposure

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Washtenaw County Health Department is alerting the public to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure associated with the Ypsilanti Fraternal Order of Eagles #2250. Multiple events and ongoing operations between Oct 31 and Nov 10 are associated with at least ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

New Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Order Takes Effect Wednesday 11/18

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced a new Epidemic Order that will go into effect on Wednesday, Nov 18 and remain in place for three weeks. 

The Gatherings and Face Mask Epidemic Order enacts a 3 week "pause...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Priorities for COVID-19 Case Investigation

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are growing exponentially in Washtenaw County and across Michigan. Investigation and contact tracing calls and emails are likely to be delayed. Washtenaw County Health Department reminds everyone not to wait for a call ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2020 for coverage starting January 1, 2021. The Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP) team can help you find the plan that’s best for you. WHP staff are trained Certified Applicati...

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Posted on: November 1, 2020

Sheriff Clayton selected as member for National Police Foundations Council on Policing Reforms

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The oldest nationally-known, non-profit, non-partisan, and non-membership-driven organization, NPF is dedicated to improving America’s most noble profession – policing. 

Recently, NPF announced the formation of the Council on Policing Reforms and ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Washtenaw County Health Department Lifts Stay-in-Place Order for Students

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Washtenaw County Health Department is lifting the two-week public health emergency stay-in-place order for University of Michigan undergraduate students. The order is not extended and will expire tomorrow (Nov 3) at 7:00 a.m. The proportion of local COVID...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Washtenaw County Issues Open Letter on Public Health Guidance and COVID-19

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An open letter to our Washtenaw County Community 

October 29. 2020

 

Dear Washtenaw County community members and visitors,

 

The days and week ahead include Halloween, a home University of Michigan versus Michigan State football game...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

MDHHS and WCHD Issue Public Health Emergency Orders to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

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Update as of 10/14 - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued state-wide Epidemic Orders to maintain COVID-19 precautions. We have updated our local orders to avoid redundancy with these MDHHS Epidemic Orde...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Washtenaw Schools and Health Department Issue Joint Call to Action to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

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Nearly 30 school administrators representing public school districts, charter schools, and private and independent schools from across Washtenaw County have signed on to a joint letter with the Washtenaw County Health Department urging the broader Washten...

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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: 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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