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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.  Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people. This occurred with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, and now with the virus that causes COVID-19.

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

On June 1, Governor Whitmer lifted the Stay At Home Order allowing for retailers to open as of June 4 and restaurants, bars, public swimming pools, and day camps for kids can open as of June 8. Michiganders must continue to wear face coverings when in enclosed public spaces and should continue to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves, their co-workers, their loved ones, and their communities. Indoor social gatherings and events of more than 10 people are prohibited. Outdoor social gatherings and events are permitted so long as people maintain six feet of distance from one another and the assemblage consists of no more than 100 people.

The following businesses must still remained closed: indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, indoor gyms, fitness centers, recreation centers, sports facilities, exercise facilities, exercise studios, hair salons, nail salons, tanning salons, massage centers, traditional spas, tattoo, body art, and piercing services, casinos, racetracks, and millionaire parties licensed by Michigan Gaming Control Board, and indoor or outdoor services or facilities that involve close contact of persons such as amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, indoor dance areas, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.

Guidance to Reopen Toolkits are now available. Scroll past the data dashboard on our coronavirus page.

DHD#10 only contacts individuals if their test results come back positive. All other results are followed up by the medical care providers who ordered the tests. If you haven’t been contacted by DHD#10 to inform you that you tested positive, please contact your medical care provider for test results.

View our DATA DASHBOARD for additional information on COVID-19 cases 

New Today – 6/2/2020

– 1 confirmed in Newaygo County

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

Total Cases

372 positive COVID-19 cases in DHD#10 jurisdiction
58 Crawford County
19 Kalkaska County
6 Lake County
11 Manistee County
32 Mason County
21 Mecosta County
16 Missaukee County
108 Newaygo County 
89 Oceana County
12 Wexford County

Total Deaths

15 deaths from COVID-19 in DHD#10 jurisdiction (deaths are included in the positive cases)
5 Crawford County
2 Kalkaska County
2 Mecosta County
1 Missaukee County
2 Oceana County
Wexford County

State Numbers

57,731 confirmed cases in Michigan
5,553 confirmed deaths in Michigan

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

Family Health & Fitness Day
Posted on Monday June 01, 2020

What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by spending some time in the great outdoors? Our local parks and recreation organizations play such an important role in the wellness of community members, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recognizes the second Saturday in... Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!
Posted on Monday June 01, 2020

Michigan in the spring and summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure; however, it is also a haven for ticks that can cause Lyme disease. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged... Read More

Looking to Reopening
Posted on Monday June 01, 2020

Michiganders have been anxiously anticipating the reopening of Michigan so they may resume their normal lives. Recently, Governor Whitmer announced her MI Safe Start Plan. This plan includes six phases to re-engaging Michigan’s economy: Uncontrolled Growth, Persistent Spread, Flattening, Improving, Containing and Post-Pandemic. Currently, Michigan is in phase three, the Flattening. In this stage, Governor... Read More

Men’s Health Month
Posted on Monday June 01, 2020

June 1 Kicks Off Men’s Health Month Father’s Day is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time to encourage the men in your life to take care of themselves by eating right, exercising and seeking regular medical checkups to prevent disease and injury so they may live long and healthy lives. Men’s health is... Read More

National HIV Testing Day
Posted on Monday June 01, 2020

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. That means nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is... Read More

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In The News

May 30- Spike in COVID-19 cases due to individuals not following guidelines to prevent spread

May 28- World No Tobacco Day

May 22- Assistance now available for businesses needing personal protective equipment

May 20- Stay Safe this Memorial Weekend

May 19- Governor Whitmer to reopen sectors in Upper Peninsula and Traverse City Area

May 18- Michigan Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert for National Lifeline Programs

May 13- Second COVID-19 Oceana County death confirmed

May 12- The Benefits of Tobacco-Free Parks

May 8 – Governor Whitmer introduces six phases to ‘MI Safe Start Plan’

May 4- Second COVID-19 Mecosta County death confirmed

May 2- Do not delay seeking emergency medical care

May 1- DHD#10 provides guidance on wearing face coverings during COVID-19

April 30- Secure your meds: A call for Americans to keep their prescription medications safe

April 28- Problem Gambling: The Silent Killer

April 27- Second Wexford County COVID-19 death confirmed

April 27- DHD#10 introduces COVID-19 Data Dashboard on website

April 27- DHD#10 recognizes sexually transmitted diseases awareness month

April 24- Governor extends ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order through May 15

April 24- Spring has sprung and so has tick season

April 23- DHD#10 reports a cluster of COVID-19 cases at agricultural farms in Missaukee County

April 23- National Infant Immunization Week

April 21- Two Crawford County long-term facilities report cluster of COVID-19 cases

April 17- Second COVID-19 Crawford County death confirmed

April 15- Second positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Missaukee County

April 13- Second positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Lake County

April 13- Kids meals program available during COVID-19

April 11- A Thank You to Public Health

April 11- First positive COVID-19 case reported in Lake County

April 11- First COVID-19 Wexford County death confirmed

April 10- Senior meals program available during COVID-19

April 10- Governor extends ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order

April 9- Upcoming Easter Festivities and COVID-19

April 7- First COVID-19 Crawford County death confirmed

April 7- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Mason County

April 6- Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19

April 6- First COVID-19 Oceana County death confirmed 

April 4- DHD#10 announces a second Kalkaska County resident has died from COVID-19

April 3- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Manistee County

In Michigan

MDHHS continues Flint mobile food pantries during June; Department and Food Bank to take extra precautions due to COVID-19

Michigan Issues Payments to Utilities for Low-income Customers to Help Them Keep Their Energy Services Connected During COVID-19

Michigan Acts to Ensure Medicaid Behavioral Health Services Remain Accessible During COVID-19 Pandemic; MDHHS requires provider stability plans to be submitted

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