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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Officials recommend residents avoid contact with Huron River between North Wixom & Kensington Roads

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  • 8/8/22 press release from the state. Testing conducted over the weekend by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) did not detect the presence of hexavalent chromium in the Huron River system downstream of a chemica...
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Posted on: June 17, 2022

What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County is currently at a "high" COVID-19 community level (as of 7/28/22).  

At this level, it is recommended that everyone wear a mask in indoor public locations according to the Centers for ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Children Six Months and Older

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The Washtenaw County Health Department will start providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 6 months through four years old on Thursday, 6/23/22, by appointment only. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be available. A parent or gua...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Tick and Mosquito Surveillance Program Launches in Washtenaw County

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is participating in the Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance Program in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The Health Department will collect and identify mosquitoes and ticks...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Menthol and Flavored Tobacco Products Harming Health

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The Washtenaw County Health Department is working to share information about the harms of menthol and other flavored tobacco products with a goal of building community support for banning flavors, reducing addiction, and saving lives. 

Menthol has...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Congratulations Jaclyn Bates, Samuel M. Stephenson Sanitarian of the Year

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Jaclyn Bates, Washtenaw County Environmental Health Program Administrator, was recently awarded the Samuel M. Stephenson Sanitarian of the Year award at the Michigan Environmental Health Association (MEHA)’s 76th Annual Education Conference!

The Sanitarian...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Free KN95 Masks Available at the Health Department

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Individuals can walk into to the Washtenaw County Health Department to pick up free KN95 masks. Masks are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. One adult size pack per person. Walk-ups only. No registration is necessary.&n...

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