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Possible public exposure site reported by Grand Traverse County Health Department

For Thursday, August 20, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting four new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total case count to 230, with 150 recovered and five deaths, leaving 75 active cases. While conducting case investigations, the health department identified a location of possible public exposure. Below are the dates and times Read More…

Grand Traverse County Health Department reporting possible public exposure at two area restaurants

Possible public exposure sites reported by Grand Traverse County Health Department Possible public exposure sites reported by Grand Traverse County Health DepartmentFor Saturday, August 8, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting two newcases of confirmed COVID-19, bringing the total case count to 186, with 98 recovered and five deaths,leaving 83 active cases. Read More…

Community Update 8/03

DAILY NUMBERS  The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 5 new positive cases since Friday bringing the total to 174 total cases, 74 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 95 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. Case investigations and contact tracing are in progress, and information will be shared when it is available. Approximately Read More…

Governor Whitmer Amends MI Safe Start Order to Limit Indoor Gatherings, Save Lives

Governor Whitmer Amends MI Safe Start Order to Limit Indoor Gatherings, Save Lives  Statewide, bars are closed for indoor service and indoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people  LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will Read More…

Community Update 7/13

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 15 new positive cases since Friday morning (4 new cases Friday, 4 new cases Saturday, 0 new cases Sunday and 7 new cases today) bringing the total to 92 positive cases, 30 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 57 active cases in Grand Read More…

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-147 Masks

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. It is caused by a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans and easily spread from person to person. There is currently no approved vaccine or antiviral treatment for this disease. On March 10, 2020, the Department Read More…

Community Update 7/06

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 16 new positive cases from the weekend (Friday-Monday) bringing the total to 65 positive cases,  29 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 31 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. Case investigation and contact tracing is underway for new cases. In the past Read More…

Several local establishments listed as possible COVID-19 exposures sites, self-monitoring recommended

Following an out-of-county, collaborative contact tracing effort, the Grand Traverse County Health Department would like to make the public aware of several possible community exposure sites in Grand Traverse County. Listed below are the dates, times, and locations of establishments that were visited by a group of patrons, several of which later tested positive for Read More…

Community Update 6-10

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 34 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 18 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  Two new positive cases have been reported since Monday’s update (6/8/20).  Female in her 60’s, asymptomatic, no known Read More…

Community Update 6-08

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 32 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 17 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  Three new cases were reported over the weekend in Grand Traverse County residents: Female in her 90s likely exposed in Read More…

Community Update 6-05

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 28 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 17 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  The new positive case is a woman in her 40s who was asymptomatic. The GTCHD confirmed the case Wednesday Read More…

Stay Safe to Stay Open Resources

Toolkits The Grand Traverse County Health Department shared re-opening toolkits to help businesses in various industries do so, with the proper safety checks in place as they bring employees back to work. Food Selling Establishments Toolkit Restaurants and Bars Reopening Toolkit Retail Businesses Reopening Toolkit Business and Real Estate Industry Toolkit Construction Toolkit  Manufacturing / Read More…

MIOSHA Launches New Site for COVID-19 Workplace Safety

Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety is one-stop-shop forworkplace safety resources as businesses reopen The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site –Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety – the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep workplaces safe as sectors of the state’s economy Read More…

Statewide Platform to Connect Michigan Employers with PPE Producers, Suppliers as Non-essential Businesses Begin to Re-open

With efforts to re-engage Michigan’s economy underway through recent executive orders signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Pure Michigan Business Connect program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has developed a portal specifically designed to support the personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of Michigan businesses as they start the process of re-opening. “We want to Read More…

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

MDHHS would like to share the following information regarding Legionella infection risk and building reopenings.  As Michiganders begin to return to work, building owners and operators must be prepared to ensure that their water systems are safe to use after a prolonged shutdown to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease and other disease causes by Read More…

Guidance on Flushing Plumbing

EGLE provides guidance on flushing plumbing at businesses and facilities prior to restarting operations The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is reminding property managers throughout the state to be prepared to properly flush the plumbing of facilities that have been temporarily closed in response to the state’s efforts to slow the Read More…

Community Update 5-22

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports the total number of COVID-19 cases remains at 23 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 14 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  Regionally, Munson Healthcare is reporting COVID-19 testing results on its website for each of Read More…

Reminder to all lodging businesses

The Grand Traverse County Health Department would like to remind all hotels and motels in Grand Traverse County that in accordance with Executive Order 2020-92, operations and functions within your facility are to remain limited until travel restrictions within the state are lifted. As of now, EO 2020-92 (MI Safe Start) allows individuals to travel; Read More…

Governor Whitmer Reopens Auto Dealerships and Retail Businesses by Appointment, Authorizes Nonessential Medical, Dental and Veterinary Procedures

Governor’s order allows gatherings of ten people or less, with social distancing  Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-96 to reopen retail businesses and auto dealerships by appointment statewide on Tuesday, May 26, as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The governor’s executive order also lifts the requirement that health care providers delay some nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures statewide beginning on Friday, May 29. And the order authorizes small gatherings of 10 people Read More…

September 25

Community Update 9/25

WEEKLY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) has reported 38 new positive cases…