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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

Public Health Advisory – As of June 10, 2020 for travelers and visitors to northern Michigan.

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

View our Oceana/Newaygo County Virtual Town Hall and Press Conference in our Video Gallery.

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 – 8/9/2020

-1 confirmed case Lake County
1 confirmed case Mecosta County

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

Total Cases

1,124 positive COVID-19 cases in DHD#10 jurisdiction
97 Crawford County 
39 Kalkaska County 
21 Lake County 
34 Manistee County 
90 Mason County
63 Mecosta County 
27 Missaukee County
241 Newaygo County
453 Oceana County 
 59 Wexford County

Total Deaths

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

State Numbers

87,403 confirmed cases in Michigan
6,249* confirmed deaths in Michigan

*reduced by one today see state dashboard for more information

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

Summer Sun Safety Month
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2020

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can have damaging effects on the skin. What is Ultraviolet Radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation. How are people exposed to UV radiation? Sunlight is the main source of UV radiation, however there... Read More

National Immunization Awareness Month & the Importance of Immunizations
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2020

One of the most important things a person can do to protect themselves and others from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, is checking their vaccination record and vaccinating according to the recommended immunization schedule. Outlined below are the recommended immunizations by age group. Baby Immunizations (Birth-3 years old): Babies are born... Read More

World Breastfeeding Month
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2020

August is National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7. Your Baby The World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) explains that breastfeeding promotes the growth and development of children.  It provides not only the best possible nutrition, but also protects children against diseases and assures their care. Exclusive breastfeeding without other foods or... Read More

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

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In Michigan

MDHHS Director Robert Gordon Issues Statement on Order Requiring Testing of Farm and Food Processing Employees

Additional food assistance for 350,000 Michigan families in response to COVID-19 extended through August

UPDATE: Deadline extended until Aug. 28 for Medicaid providers to apply for federal COVID-19 relief dollars

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