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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 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

The Health Department is Overwhelmed Responding To COVID-19: Here’s What You Should Know

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging in Washtenaw County. More than 100 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported every day. In the past two weeks, we have had a total of 1,010 confirmed cases in Washtenaw County. For context, that is more than ...

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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...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

No-Cost Flu Vaccination Event in Manchester Nov 12

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Washtenaw County Health Department is offering flu vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost in Manchester on Thursday, Nov 12. Flu vaccine supplies have been received in full and this previously postponed vaccination opportunity has been rescheduled. 

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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 29, 2020

Upcoming No-Cost Flu Vaccination Events in Whitmore Lake (10/31) and Ypsilanti (11/2)

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Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) is offering flu vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost in Whitmore Lake on Oct 31 and in Ypsilanti on Nov 2. The Health Department is working with community partners to provide accessible flu vaccination at locations ...

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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 13, 2020

Guidelines for Staying COVID-safe this Halloween

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During fall holidays like Halloween, it's important to be COVID-safe! Things will look different this year, but we can still have fun and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing our hands often, and st...

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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: September 30, 2020

Flu Vaccination Urged for 2020 Season: WCHD & partners provide no-cost flu vaccine events

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UPDATE (as of 10/6): Response to our first flu vaccination event on Saturday (10/3) was great! But, we are now running short on vaccine for our upcoming scheduled events. We are confirming when we will have more vaccine available for later dates....

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Advisory Still in Effect for Harmful Algal Blooms in Ford Lake

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Washtenaw County Health Department reminds residents that a public health advisory for harmful algal blooms in Ford Lake in Ypsilanti, Michigan remains in effect. In August and in consultation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDH...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Help Youth Stay Tobacco and Nicotine Free in the New School Year

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Vaping use continues to rise among youth. Washtenaw County Health Department encourages parents, health care providers, and community members to talk honestly about the ill effects of nicotine and remind them that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative. ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

New Health for All Washtenaw website provides community health data, stories, and action

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The Washtenaw County Health Department has launched a new website that holds interactive data on hundreds of factors related to community health. www.healthforallwashtenaw.org is a central location for information, stories, and action items on what impact...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Community-wide Solutions Needed to Address Opioid Epidemic

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Some epidemics, like Ebola, rush in like a tornado with immediate and obvious destruction. The opioid epidemic, instead, is more like fungus that slowly attacks trees, eventually decimating the forest. This is the focus of a newly published report by the ...

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