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

We have received many questions as to why DHD#10 publicizes some COVID-19 exposure sites, but not all. 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) 

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.

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.

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: We will only be updating COVID-19 numbers Monday through Friday, following the same plan as MDHHS. Saturday and Sunday numbers will be included each Monday.

New Today – 9/18/2020

– 1 confirmed case Lake County
– 1
confirmed case Manistee County
– 2 confirmed cases Mason County
8 confirmed cases Mecosta County
1 confirmed case Newaygo County
1 confirmed case Wexford County

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

Total Cases

1,492 positive COVID-19 cases in DHD#10 jurisdiction
 109 Crawford County
65 Kalkaska County 
32 Lake County 
64 Manistee County 
117 Mason County (one case moved to Mecosta and one case moved outside of the jurisdiction)
173 Mecosta County  (one case moved into Mecosta from Mason)
41 Missaukee County 
302 Newaygo County (7 cases moved from Newaygo to Oceana)
486 Oceana County (7 cases moved into Oceana from Newaygo) 
103 Wexford County 

Total Deaths

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

State Numbers

115,387 confirmed cases in Michigan
6,638 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

September 30th: Women’s Health & Fitness Day
Posted on Thursday September 10, 2020

September 30th marks National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a day highlighting the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness among women.  Now is the perfect time to encourage the women in your life to take care of themselves by eating right, exercising and seeking regular medical care so they may live long and... Read More

World Heart Day: September 29, 2020
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2020

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet and during the pandemic, there is even more of a threat for individuals with this condition to develop severe forms of COVID-19. No one knows what the future of the COVID-19 pandemic will look like, but we do know that taking care... Read More

September is Healthy Aging Month
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2020

Healthy Aging Month is recognized as a time to celebrate life and the positive aspects of growing older. As we age, we become aware that our physical and mental health, as well as dietary and social needs, change over time. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve lost control.  You can take charge of your well-being, by... Read More

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2020

Did you know, that one in every five children in the United States is living with obesity? That’s why it is so important for people to learn more about this serious childhood health condition and how to support children on their way to good health. Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in the... Read More

National Preparedness Month: September 2020
Posted on Wednesday September 09, 2020

If nothing else, COVID-19 has taught us to expect the unexpected. Disasters and emergency situations can happen to anyone at any time and they don’t wait for us to feel prepared. It’s important to ensure safety and protect your loved ones by preparing for disasters and emergencies throughout the year. This September, take the time... Read More

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In The News

September 17- National Childhood Obesity Month

September 16- DHD#10 notified of Leafree Instant Hand Sanitizer-Aloe Vera product recall 

September 15- Aerial Treatment Planned to Combat EEE in Mecosta and Newaygo Counties

September 15- MDHHS to report COVID-19 School Outbreak Information

September 15- Healthy Aging Month: Celebrating life and the positive aspects of growing older

September 14- DHD#10 reports possible public exposure at El Burrito Loco in Big Rapids

September 11- EEE Activity in DHD#10 Jurisdiction 

September 10- Second COVID-19 Manistee County death confirmed

September 9- National Preparedness Month 

September 3- DHD#10 reports possible public exposure at Village Cafe in Pentwater

September 3-  First COVID-19 Newaygo County death confirmed

September 2- DHD#10 reports three possible public exposures at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee

September 2- MDHHS increasing community access to COVID-19 through Neighborhood Testing Sites

September 1- MDHHS and EMS launch ‘Naloxone Leave Behind Program’

August 29- Public Health Advisory Lifted for 1st Street Beach, Manistee County

August 28- Public Health Advisory: 1st Street Beach, Manistee County

August 27- EEE detected in Newaygo County horse

August 24- DHD#10 launches COVID-19 County Profiles

August 21- DHD#10 provides clarification on how to file complaints relating to COVID-19

August 21- Free masks available to general public through MI Mask Aid

August 20 – Potential Exposure Site at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

August 20- ‘Support changes Everything’ Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 18- First COVID-19 Manistee County death confirmed 

August 18 – Potential Public Exposure at Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood, Mecosta County

August 17- Residents reminded to stay safe in the sun

August 13- Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 10- DHD#10 reports public exposure site at restaurant in Irons, Lake County

August 7 – Free Community Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Newaygo and Baldwin

August 1- Governor rescinds and amends executive orders

In Michigan

226,000 total acres treated for mosquitoes to date; aerial treatment resumes Monday Barry County resident confirmed to have EEE and animal cases increase to 30

Details of first two virtual opioids town halls announced; events are September 23 and 25

Second night of aerial treatment to combat EEE is underway

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