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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to the rapidly evolving scenario, DHD#10 will only be posting confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in our jurisdiction and in Michigan.  

AS OF 3/29/2020 at 7:30 PM: 
15 positive COVID-19 cases in DHD#10 jurisdiction
– 1 positive case in Crawford County
– 5 positive cases in Kalkaska County

– 1 positive case in Manistee County
– 1 positive case in Mecosta County
– 1 positive case in Missaukee County
– 2 positive cases in Newaygo County
– 2 positive cases in Oceana County
– 2 positive case in Wexford County
2 deaths from COVID-19 in DHD#10 jurisdiction
– 1 death in Mecosta County
– 1 death in Missaukee County
5,486
confirmed cases in Michigan
132 confirmed deaths in Michigan

Data on the number of cases changes every day. Click on the links below for more information

At this time, COVID-19 is spreading community-wide across the state of Michigan. You should assume that it is in your community and should take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure. Please follow CDC Guidelines and monitor your symptoms. If symptoms become severe, please contact your medical provider for further instructions. MDHHS also has guidance on what to do if you think you were exposed to COVID-19.

Please see the Governor’s Order for Shelter In Place.

All District Health Department #10 office will close to the public effective March 23 through April 13. We will provide emergency services by appointment only. There will be signage at each building to direct those with appointments on what to do when they arrive. Please contact your local DHD#10 office to schedule an appointment. 

For COVID-19 testing, there are now hotline numbers you can call:

  • 888-535-6136 | MDHHS Patient COVID-19 Hotline
  • 231-935-0951 | Munson Hotline
  • 833-559-0659 | Spectrum Hotline
  • 888-700-9011 | Mercy Hotline

Prevention Methods:

  • Clean hands often. Scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw tissue away and wash hands immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

District Health Department #10 is monitoring the situation closely with the state and healthcare providers. We are prepared to respond should a potential case come to any county within our jurisdiction.

Questions?  email us at info@dhd10.org
or call the state hotline at: 1-888-535-6136

Local Information/Resources

District Health Department #10 is the largest geographic health department in Michigan, serving ten counties including Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, and Wexford. Established in 1997 after a consolidation of four health departments, our mission is to promote and enhance the health of our communities and environment through protection, prevention, and intervention.


Message from the Health Officer

Kevin Hughes, Health Officer Photo

Kevin Hughes, DHD #10 Health Officer

“Public health as a whole strives to protect and improve the health of families and communities by promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles, conducting research, and through the detection and control of infectious diseases (CDC Foundation.) As your local health department, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) is dedicated to supporting communities through population-based efforts to achieve better health outcomes and wellbeing for all.

The leadership and staff of DHD#10 remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission and values as well as creating “Healthy People, Healthy Communities.”


Public Health Matters

COVID-19 FAQs
Posted on Friday March 20, 2020

What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that include: the common cold, SARS and MERS COVID-19 is the name of a new respiratory coronavirus that has been making people sick COVID-19 is different than the flu virus It only began circulating in humans in December of 2019 Why the concern? COVID-19 is... Read More


Benefits of the Flu Vaccine
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

Once again, it’s flu season. During the 2018-2019 flu season, approximately 49 percent of the US population chose to get a flu vaccine and this prevented an estimated: 4.4 million flu illnesses, more than the population Los Angles. 58,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of students at Ohio State University. 3,500 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about... Read More


Colorectal Cancer is Highly Preventable
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

During month of March, DHD#10 shares with men and women aged 50 years and older the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Colorectal cancer remains the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women. Early detection is key to discovering cancer before a person experiences any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings... Read More


March is National Nutrition Month®
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. March is National Nutrition Month® and District... Read More


Go Red for Women Month
Posted on Wednesday February 05, 2020

February is Go Red for Women Month, the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Go Red for Women Month isn’t just about wearing red to show support for women or sharing heart health facts, it’s about women standing together and taking charge of their own heart health as... Read More


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In The News

March 29- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Wexford County

March 28- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oceana County

March 27- First COVID-19 Missaukee County death confirmed

March 27- Navigation assistance available for accessing community resources

March 26- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Crawford County

March 26- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oceana County

March 26- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Missaukee County

March 26- First COVID-19 Mecosta County death confirmed

March 25- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Mecosta County

March 25- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Kalkaska County

March 24- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Newaygo County

March 23- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Manistee County

March 23- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Kalkaska County

March 23- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Newaygo County

March 23- Governor declares ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order

March 23- 2020 United States Census is now open

March 20- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in DHD#10 jurisdiction

March 19 – DHD#10 Offices Closing 

March 18- DHD#10 warns of scams relating to COVID-19

March 17- DHD#10 ‘Eats Right, Bite by Bite’ National Nutrition Month 2020

March 15 – DHD#10 COVID-19 Update

March 13- Health Department responds to state-wide K-12 school closures due to Coronavirus

March 11 – Michigan has two cases of Coronavirus

March 9 – The Health and Legal Consequences of Vaping

March 2 – Prepare For, but Don’t Panic Over Coronavirus

February 20- Big Rapids Elementary Students “CATCH” Healthier Lifestyles

February 17- Go Red for Women

February 12- Take Action Against Heart Disease

February 10- Coronavirus Update

February 10- February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February 7- District Health Department #10 Receives Prescription for Health Grant

February 6- Dental Health/Hygiene Poster Contest for Oceana County K-12 Students

February 3- Water Sample Shipping Notice

January 27-Results of three Michigan 2019 Novel Coronavirus specimens are negative

January 23 – District Health Department #10 Phone Numbers Spoofed

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