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MI COVID Alert app launches statewide today New This Week: New phone app for detecting exposures to COVID-19 Beginning today, all Michiganders are encouraged to download the MI COVID Alert phone application from the Apple or Google app stores. MI COVID Alert is a free, easy to use, and anonymous app to help you stay informed and protect Read More…

Public exposure site reported by Grand Traverse County Health Department

On Sunday, November 8, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department identified a location of possible public exposure. Below are the dates and times in which a confirmed positive COVID-19 case was present at: Credit Union One1407 S. Division StTraverse City, MI 49684Monday, 11/2 from 8:45 am – 5 pmTuesday, 11/3 from 8:45am – 5 Read More…

Public exposure site reported by Grand Traverse County Health Department

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department identified a location of possible public exposure. Below are the dates and times in which a confirmed positive COVID-19 case was present at: Costco WholesaleWednesday 10/28/20 from 10 am – 6 pmThursday 10/29/20 from 10 am – 6 pmFriday 10/30/20 from 10 am – Read More…

Community Update 10/16

NEW EMERGENCY ORDERS AND RULES ISSUED On Friday, October 9th, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order under section 2253 of the Public Health Code. This order provides additional detail and clarity around the major areas of protection including facial coverings, worker protections, and limits on Read More…

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…

December 4

Community Update 12/4

UPDATES FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT New Quarantine Guidance On December 2, 2020, the CDC updated…
November 24

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is issuing an advisory to protect the health of…