In the News

District Health Department #10 keeps communities up-to-date by publishing new releases. DHD#10 shares information about health observances, hot public health topics, community achievements, and more! Check back regularly to read the latest news.

PRESS RELEASES:

January 2021

January 22 – From State Emergency Operations Center – Indoor Dining Reopens Feb 1

January 21- DHD#10 adds waitlist registration links to website for Phase 1A and 1B 

January 18 – Seniors 65+ Can Now Get on Waiting List for COVID-19 Vaccine

January 16 – DHD#10 Vaccine Supply Limited Week of 1/18/2021; Clinics Full 

January 16 – DHD#10 Vaccinated 3,165 Thursday & Friday, 7,456 for Week

January 14 – DHD#10 Vaccinated 818 Wednesday, 4,291 for Week

January 13 – DHD#10 Vaccinated 1,740 Tuesday; Adds Vaccine Page to Data Dashboard

January 12 – DHD#10 Vaccinates over 1,700 on Monday

January 9 – DHD#10 Vaccinates Close to 1400 on Friday

January 6 – DHD#10 COVID Hotline Temporarily Deactivated

January 6 – DHD#10 Continuing Vaccinating Phase 1A; Planning for Phase 1B

January 5- National Birth Defect Prevention Month

December 2020

December 29- DHD#10 offering free radon test kits during January’s Radon Action Month

December 27 – MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Groups

December 24 – DHD#10 Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccine

December 22- Tobacco users at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19

December 17 – DHD#10 Encourages Utilizing MI COVID Alert App

December 17 – DHD#10 Announces Holiday Hours

December 16 – DHD#10 Announces Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

December 14- Stay off Santa’s Naughty List this year: Don’t drive impaired

December 9 – DHD#10 Aligning with CDC on Updated Quarantine Guidelines

December 9 – Chronic Medical Conditions Can Make Flu Worse

December 9- Health Experts Urge All Who Can to Get Their Flu Shot

December 4 – DHD#10 Launches Digital COVID-19 Notification and Investigation Survey

December 2- DHD#10 Launches COVID Hotline and Email

December 1 – Drive-Thru COVID-19 and Flu Clinic 12/6 in Ludington

December 1- Residents Warned of Algae Blooms in Lakes

November 2020

November 30- Free drive-thru flu clinic in Wexford County

November 30- Free drive-thru flu clinic in Manistee County

November 24- MDHHS Hosts Free Virtual Baby Fair

November 23- Second COVID-19 Death Reported in Missaukee County

November 23- DHD#10 Releases Statement on Announcing Public Exposure Sites

November 23- DHD#10 Provides Public Health Advisory

November 20 – Second COVID-19 Death Reported in Lake County

November 19- DHD#10 recognizes the Great American Smokeout

November 17 – Drive-Thru Flu Clinic in Oceana County

November 9- Sharps Disposal Program at DHD#10

November 4- Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace began November 1

November 3- Possible public exposure at Antlers Fireside Grill in Stanwood

November 2- Flu Clinic being offered in Manistee County 

October 2020

October 30 – Case surge impacting contact tracing

October 30 – Possible public exposure at Oak Groves Tavern in Irons

October 29- DHD#10 announces second death from COVID-19 in Mason County

October 28 – Possible Exposures at Restaurants in Big Rapids and Newaygo

October 27- DHD#10 announces first death from COVID-19 in Lake County

October 26 – Potential Public Exposure at Amazing Grace Acres Church in Brohman

October 22 – Potential Public Exposure at Applebee’s in Big Rapids

October 22- Stay Safe This Holiday Season

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 2020

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

September 21- Use heart to beat Cardiovascular Disease

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 2020

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

July 2020

July 31- Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure at Merritt Speedway

July 21 – Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure at Manistee Restaurant

July 20- Free drive-through community COVID-19 testing clinic in Kalkaska and Grayling

July 20- DHD#10 School and Community Oral Health Services Program receives grant from Delta Dental Foundation

July 17 – Oceana County Survey on Masks

July 17- DHD#10 urges residents to not delay seeking emergency medical care

July 15 – Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure at Manistee Retailer

July 15- DHD#10 warns of serious health effects associated with Methanol-based hand sanitizers

July 14- Free drive through COVID-19 community testing clinic in Hart

July 10- Governor Whitmer signs executive order requiring use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces

July 10- MDHHS to re-test wells near Camp Grayling for PFAS

July 7- DHD#10 identifies possible COVID-19 public exposure site in Oceana County

July 7- Free drive-through COVID-19 community testing clinic in Ludington

July 3- DHD#10 reminds residents to stay safe in advance of holiday weekend

July 2- Free drive-through COVID-19 community testing clinic in Big Rapids

June 2020

June 26 – National HIV Testing Day and Free Condom Distribution Program Launched

June 26 – Oceana and Newaygo County Town Hall on Increased COVID-19 Cases

June 25 – Free drive-through community testing clinic in Cadillac

June 24- Reminder on free drive-through community testing clinic in Manistee this Thursday and Friday

June 23- DHD#10 beginning to reopen service- some by appointment only

June 22- COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Oceana County

June 19- Free drive-through community testing clinic for COVID-19 in Manistee

June 17- Introducing ‘The Tick App’

June 15- A call for Michiganders to complete the State Health Assessment Survey

June 15- Grayling Elementary School Earns Silver School Wellness Award

June 12- DHD#10 provides guidance on wearing gloves during COVID-19

June 11- Family Health & Fitness Day

June 10- Updated Public Health Advisory for travelers and visitors to Northern Michigan

June 10- Free drive-through community testing for COVID-19 this weekend in White Cloud

June 10- First West Nile Virus activity of 2020 detected in Michigan

June 9- Men’s Health Month

June 7- The importance of contact tracing in stopping COVID-19

June 5- World Food Safety Day 

June 4- Governor lifts ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Executive Order

May 2020

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 2020

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

March 2020

March 31- Public Health Advisory

March 31- DHD#10 continues to warn of scams relating to COVID-19

March 30- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Mecosta County

March 30- First COVID-19 Kalkaska County Death Confirmed

March 29- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Wexford County

March 28- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oceana County

March 27- First COVID-19 Missaukee County death confirmed

March 27- Navigation assistance available for accessing community resources

March 26- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Crawford County

March 26- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oceana County

March 26- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Missaukee County

March 26- First COVID-19 Mecosta County death confirmed

March 25- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Mecosta County

March 25- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Kalkaska County

March 24- Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Newaygo County

March 23- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Manistee County

March 23- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Kalkaska County

March 23- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Newaygo County

March 23- Governor declares ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order

March 23- 2020 United States Census is now open

March 20- First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in DHD#10 jurisdiction

March 19 – DHD#10 Offices Closing 

March 18- DHD#10 warns of scams relating to COVID-19

March 17- DHD#10 ‘Eats Right, Bite by Bite’ National Nutrition Month 2020

March 15 – DHD#10 COVID-19 Update

March 13- Health Department responds to state-wide K-12 school closures due to Coronavirus

March 11 – Michigan has two cases of Coronavirus

March 9 – The Health and Legal Consequences of Vaping

March 2 – Prepare For, but Don’t Panic Over Coronavirus

February 2020

February 20- Big Rapids Elementary Students “CATCH” Healthier Lifestyles

February 17- Go Red for Women

February 12- Take Action Against Heart Disease

February 10- Coronavirus Update

February 10- February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February 7- District Health Department #10 Receives Prescription for Health Grant

February 6- Dental Health/Hygiene Poster Contest for Oceana County K-12 Students

February 3- Water Sample Shipping Notice

January 2020

January 27-Results of three Michigan 2019 Novel Coronavirus specimens are negative

January 23 – District Health Department #10 Phone Numbers Spoofed