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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…

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority resources

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority offers a variety of resources that are available to the public. Crisis services 24/7, including the mobile FAST Team — 833-295-0616 New! COVID-19 Warm Help Line for stress or depression, during business hours — 800-492-5742 myStrength online health and wellness resources free with the access code NLCMHcommunity, at myStrength.com — many stress management and mindfulness tools, hope Read More…

Michigan expands COVID-19 testing criteria to anyone with symptoms and launches testing site locator

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced last Monday it is expanding testing criteria for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) to include individuals with mild symptoms, and has published a COVID-19 test site finder at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus to help Michiganders locate a testing site near them. “Expanded testing is needed to learn more about how COVID-19 is spreading in 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…

Childcare for Essential Workers

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) is working in cooperation with state and local partners to support the Executive Order issued by Governor Whitmer on March 18, 2020. TBAISD and Northwest Regional Resource Center (Child Care Network), and Early Childhood Support Network (ECSN) are working to ensure the following two priorities are addressed immediately. Read More…

Child Nutrition Program

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is preemptively seeking the discretion to waive meal pattern requirements for Child Nutrition Program sponsors continuing to serve meals during the state of emergency. The waiver would allow MDE to grant individual exceptions to Child Nutrition Program sponsors that are experiencing a disruption in food supply and are unable Read More…

Traverse Area District Library

Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 at the end of the business day, ALL locations of the Traverse Area District Library are CLOSED to the public until further notice. The closure of the libraries is in response to public health and safety concerns, and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Don’t forget the library Read More…

TCAPS

TCAPS has a dedicated page on its website for all COVID-19 updates and links. The link is www.tcaps.net/COVID-19 TCAPS provided these parental resources for talking with children about COVID-19 TCAPS 24/7 online learning resources are now set up for enrichment learning during the COVID-19 state-mandated closure.

Norte

Norte is reminding families that their bike library is open and if someone needs a bike, now is great to grab one. Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be out on bikes. https://elgruponorte.org/library/

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Regarding the TEFAP, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be seeking federal approval to waive the regulatory requirement to collect a full household eligibility record from each household receiving commodity foods, effective immediately. ERAs that participate in TEFAP help ensure children and families do not experience a lapse in food security during times of Read More…

June 1

Community Update 6-01

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 27 positive cases, 6 probable cases,…
May 29

Community Update 5-29

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 2 new positive COVID-19 cases which…