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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 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: August 1, 2020

Environmental Health Division office open by appointment only

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To promote the safety of employees and customers, our Environmental Health front office at 705 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor is now open by appointment only.

Appointments are available from 10:00 a.m. - Noon, and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Racism is 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: May 15, 2020

How to Get Fresh, Local Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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There are many resources available to combat food insecurity, support local food and farmers, and to do both at the same time. Note: there are more resources available than listed here, as resources keep increasing and evolving.

Food Gatherers is the best ...

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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

The Healing Forest - 48 conversations about the opioid epidemic and community recovery in Washtenaw

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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