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It’s time to get your flu shot!

With COVID-19 still impacting our communities, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot! District Health Department #10 is offering flu clinics every Friday in each county. Check out our Event Calendar to find the flu clinic in your area.

Call 888-217-3904 to schedule your flu shot!

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QUESTION:
I found out I tested positive for COVID-19 so why haven’t I been contact by the health department?

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and DHD#10 are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases, thus impacting our ability to respond as quickly as we would like. If you receive a positive COVID-19 result, please do not wait to hear from us. Proceed with isolating yourself and reaching out to your close contacts to inform them of your status so they can begin quarantine. Someone will be in touch with you shortly for further guidance. We ask for your patience as we adjust staffing to manage the increased caseload.

Below is a helpful video for additional guidance. 

 

QUESTION:
What Is Considered A School Outbreak And Where Can I Find This Information? 

A COVID-19 school outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases among students or staff of the same school building with onset of symptoms within a 14-day period. These cases are found to be linked to the same setting, during the same time period (e.g., same classroom, school event, school-based extracurricular activity, school transportation), but do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts in any other setting other than school. 

You can find information about COVID-19 outbreaks associated with educational institutions, as reported by local health departments each week to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services here.

QUESTION:
Why Doesn’t Public Health Publicize All COVID-19 Exposure Sites?

DHD#10 will only post exposure sites for high-risk exposures where large numbers of individuals potentially had close contact to positive cases and we are unable to reach them. We will no longer be posting low-risk exposure sites such as restaurants and retail establishments. It is important for everyone to understand that you are always at risk for exposure to COVID-19 when you are out in pubic.  

Below is an article that explains when it is appropriate to publicize exposure sites and when it is not. Hopefully this will shed some light on what goes into making that decision.

Why Michigan Public Health Departments Publicize Some Coronavirus Exposure Sites But Not Others

Reporting a COVID-19 Complaint 

There are several ways to report a COVID-19 complaint, depending on the type of complaint and the establishment where the complaint occurred. Click here for details.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Get the most up to date information and guidance on our Coronavirus page.

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 October 5, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 – Gathering Prohibition and Mask Order to establish procedures to be followed during the COVID-19 epidemic to ensure the continuation of essential public health services and enforcement of health laws. This order is effective immediately, and remains in effect through October 30, 2020. Persons with suggestions and concerns are invited to submit their comments via email to COVID19@michigan.gov

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.

A NOTE ON TEST RESULTS:  
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.
 

COVID-19 DAILY NUMBERS 

PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday – Friday. Saturday and Sunday numbers are included each Monday.

New Today – 10/20/2020

– 1 confirmed cases Crawford County
– 2 confirmed cases Manistee County
– 2 confirmed cases Mason County
 7 confirmed cases Mecosta County

– 8 confirmed cases Newaygo County
– 3 confirmed cases Oceana County
– 2 confirmed cases Wexford County

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

Michigan data
United States data
World data

Total Cases

2,211 positive COVID-19 cases in DHD#10 jurisdiction
 130 Crawford County 
98 Kalkaska County 
50 Lake County 
109 Manistee County
171 Mason County (one case removed) 
386 Mecosta County (one case moved in from Oceana)
65 Missaukee County 
523 Newaygo County (3 cases removed)
543 Oceana County  (one case moved to Mecosta)
136 Wexford County 

Total Deaths

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

State Numbers

149,392 confirmed cases in Michigan
7,053 confirmed deaths in Michigan

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

Header Image - COVID-19 County Profiles

We now have COVID-19 County Profiles that will be updated monthly to give you a snapshot of the cases in each county.

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.”


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In The News

October 21 – COVID-19 Cases Trending Upwards in Most DHD#10 Counties

October 19- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 16- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announces increased access to the flu vaccine

October 13- Get vaccinated this flu season!

October 12- DHD#10 reports first Mason County COVID-19 death

October 10 – Possible public exposure at Little River Casino in Manistee

October 9 – DHD#10 breaks down MDHHS Emergency Order

October 9- Free medication lock boxes available to Manistee County residents

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Wexford County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Oceana County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Newaygo County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Missaukee County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Mecosta County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Mason County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Manistee County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Lake County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Kalkaska County

October 7- Flu Clinic being offered in Crawford County

October 7- Growing support for tobacco-free outdoor recreational areas

October 5 – DHD#10 Responds to Supreme Court Ruling

October 5 – Potential Public Exposure at The Wex in Cadillac

September 29 – Potential Public Exposure at Newaygo VFW/AMVETS

September 29 – Second Newaygo County COVID-19 Death

September 25- U.S. adult obesity rates reach 42 percent

September 24- Women’s Health & Fitness Day: September 30th

September 21- DHD#10 reports possible public exposure at Painted Lady Saloon in Manistee

In Michigan

MDHHS issues Emergency Order updating requirements for residential care facilities to allow for indoor visitation

Child support community advisory committee being formed Members will provide input on policy to ensure fairness and transparency

MDHHS expands Behavioral and Opioid Health Home services

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