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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.

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 – 9/29/2020

– 1 confirmed case Crawford County
– 2 
confirmed cases Manistee County
– 5 confirmed case Mecosta County
– 5 confirmed cases Newaygo County
– 1 confirmed case 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

1,640 positive COVID-19 cases in DHD#10 jurisdiction
 117 Crawford County 
70 Kalkaska County 
34 Lake County 
74 Manistee County 
118 Mason County 
209 Mecosta County
48 Missaukee County 
363 Newaygo County 
496 Oceana County 
111 Wexford County 

Total Deaths

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

State Numbers

123,633 confirmed cases in Michigan
6,751 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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