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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…

Community Update 5-19

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. The Health Department maintains regular contact with all active cases while they remain in home isolation. These numbers and additional statistics are Read More…

Community Update 5-12

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department remains at 21 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 14 recoveries, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. These numbers and additional county statistics are available on the County’s dashboard. With each new positive case, the County Health Department will work to identify and contact anyone Read More…

Community Update 5-08

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 20 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 13 recoveries and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. These numbers and additional county statistics are available on a new dashboard. Full case investigations and contact tracing were completed on all confirmed and probable cases.  Read More…

Michigan Food and Agriculture Companies Can Now Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation want the state’s food and agriculture companies to know they are now eligible for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL Advance programs. Qualified Michigan food and agriculture businesses that have been impacted by the Read More…

Reopen Industry ToolKits

As the state slowly begins to re-open, it is important to keep in mind that the virus has not gone away and that basic preventative steps still need to be followed. The Grand Traverse County Health Department has released the following toolkits for businesses as they start to bring people back to work. Food Selling Read More…

Community Update 5-06

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 0 new cases today, 20 cumulative positive cases, 6 cumulative probable cases, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. Thirteen of the positive cases have recovered with 30 days having passed since the onset of their symptoms. These numbers and additional county statistics Read More…

Community Update 4-24

DAILY TESTING NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 19 positive cases and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. To date, 505 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County. Regionally, Munson Healthcare is reporting COVID-19 testing results on its website for each of its hospitals throughout Read More…

Northwest Michigan Works! COVID-19 Resources

A new COVID-19 Resources section on the Northwest Michigan Works! website will help employees and job seekers find answers to a wide variety of frequently asked questions related to COVID-19. The online resource addresses questions about more than a dozen topics including help paying bills, childcare assistance, and help available for senior citizens. The COVID-19 Read More…

Community Update 4-09

As of 10 A.M. today, the Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 15 total confirmed COVID-19 cases, which includes 5 who have recovered and 3 deaths. There have been 253 county residents tested and, of those, 212 tests have come back negative. On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) issued Read More…

Essential businesses guidelines and toolkit

The Grand Traverse County Health Department has developed a toolkit for local businesses and organizations who are considered essential services. The toolkit, linked on our website, provides suggested guidelines for employers, a flowchart for potential COVID-19 exposure, and cleaning guidelines for facilities after a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 exposure (though many guidelines are relevant before Read More…

Michigan 2-1-1

Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We’re here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected. Learn more Read More…

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Q&A

COVID-19: What it is and how it spreads. What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? COVID-19 is caused by a new respiratory virus. In December 2019, the virus began circulating in humans. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia.  What Read More…

Traverse Connect

Traverse Connect is posting information to their news page for business owners and others regarding legislation at the state and national level, staffing solutions, remote work solutions, etc.  They’re fielding requests from businesses for help and parking those at this site as well. https://traverseconnect.com/about/news/ Traverse Connect also has a Business Resource Page for Helping businesses Read More…

November 24

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is issuing an advisory to protect the health of…
November 20

Community Update 11/20

A MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT Since November 1, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health…