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COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE
DHD#10 will provide daily and total case counts and deaths each day. We will provide a weekly update each Monday with more detailed data from the previous week. Our Data Dashboard will also be updated each Monday with data from the previous week.
COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE
PLEASE NOTE: This update be posted weekly on Mondays summarizing weekly totals.
MI COVID ALERT
COVID-19. NOW WHAT?
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- EMERGENCY ORDER UPDATES & EXTENSION: On March 19, an update was made to the Gatherings and Face Mask order. This order takes effect on March 22, 2021, at 12:01 AM, at which time the March 2, 2021, order entitled Gatherings and Face Mask Order is rescinded. This order remains in effect through April 19, 2021, at 11:59 PM. Persons with suggestions and concerns are invited to submit their comments via email to COVID19@michigan.gov.
Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings.
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic
For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
- Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease
- Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
- Follow guidance issued by individual employers
- Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations
Here is the science background https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/fully-vaccinated-people.html
Effective 4/5/2021, Michigan will reinstitute a standard 14-day quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases. This will remove the option of a 10-day quarantine for non-variant cases. As a reminder, a “test out of quarantine” strategy has never been adopted in the State of Michigan.
QUARANTINE NOT REQUIRED FOR VACCINATED PERSONS WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 WHO MEET REQUIREMENTS
The CDC recently updated quarantine guidance for vaccinated individuals. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html. Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria†:
- Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
- Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
- Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
Persons who do not meet all 3 of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Although the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from vaccinated persons to others is still uncertain, vaccination has been demonstrated to prevent symptomatic COVID-19; symptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission is thought to have a greater role in transmission than purely asymptomatic transmission. Additionally, individual and societal benefits of avoiding unnecessary quarantine may outweigh the potential but unknown risk of transmission, and facilitate the direction of public health resources to persons at highest risk for transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others. This recommendation to waive quarantine for people with vaccine-derived immunity aligns with quarantine recommendations for those with natural immunity, which eases implementation.
Fully vaccinated persons who do not quarantine should still watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure. If they experience symptoms, they should be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, including SARS-CoV-2 testing, if indicated. In addition, vaccinated persons should continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including all other SARS-CoV-2 testing recommendations and requirements, and state, territorial, tribal, and local travel recommendations or requirements. For additional considerations regarding quarantine or work restrictions for fully vaccinated healthcare personnel, patients, or residents in healthcare settings, please see section below.
These quarantine recommendations for vaccinated persons, including the criteria for timing since receipt of the last dose in the vaccination series, will be updated when more data become available and additional COVID-19 vaccines are authorized.
† CDC has not systematically evaluated the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers that have not sought an EUA in the United States. For the purposes of these quarantine criteria, considerations for accepting a vaccination series that is not FDA-authorized include whether the vaccine product has received emergency approval from the World Health Organization or authorization from a national regulatory agency.
Vaccinated healthcare personnel, patients, and residents in healthcare settings
These criteria could also be applied when considering work restrictions for fully vaccinated healthcare personnel with higher-risk exposures, as a strategy to alleviate staffing shortages. Of note, exposed healthcare personnel would not be required to quarantine outside of work.
- UPDATED GUIDANCE ON TRAVEL
- MDHHS Public Health Orders – Michigan law imposes on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) a duty to continually and diligently endeavor to “prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health,” and gives the Department “general supervision of the interests of health and life of people of this state.” MCL 333.2221. MDHHS may “[e]xercise authority and promulgate rules to safeguard properly the public health; to prevent the spread of diseases and the existence of sources of contamination; and to implement and carry out the powers and duties vested by law in the department.” MCL 333.2226(d).
- PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY: On Monday, November 23, DHD#10 issued a new Public Health Advisory. This advisory will remain in effect until lifted and replaces all previously issued Public Health Advisories. Persons with questions or concerns are welcome to submit their comments via email to COVID19@michigan.gov.
MDHHS has a Test Finder on their website to help you locate places throughout Michigan where you can get a free COVID-19 test. You can also contact your medical provider or call the hotline for your hospital system:
- 888-535-6136 | MDHHS Patient COVID-19 Hotline
- 231-935-0951 | Munson Hotline
- 833-559-0659 | Spectrum Hotline
- 833-247-1258 | Mercy Health Michigan Hotline
- 616-685-2683 | Mercy Health Saint Mary’s-Grand Rapids Hotline
- 231-642-5292 | Northwest Michigan Health Services Testing Hotline
- www.kirtland.edu/covid | Kirtland Community College Testing Site, Grayling