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Community Update 10/23

A NOTE FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT Since October 1, 2020, Grand Traverse County has reported 208 new cases of COVID-19 and have traced over 900 close contacts to positive cases who were instructed to quarantine. With that in mind, it is an understatement to say that case investigations are an invaluable component to limiting the Read More…

Grand Traverse County COVID Report, public exposure sites

For Thursday, October 22, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 632 with 402 recovered and 13 deaths, leaving 217 active cases. Since October 1, 2020, we have reported 187 new cases of COVID-19 and have traced over 900 close contacts to Read More…

Grand Traverse County Case Investigation Breakdown Oct. 19 – 20

For Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 613 with 395 recovered and 13 deaths, leaving 205 active cases. Many case investigations remain ongoing, however, there are no places of potential public exposure to report today. If you have Read More…

Grand Traverse County COVID Report, public exposure sites

For Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 594 with 394 recovered and thirteen deaths, leaving 187 active cases. While conducting case investigations, the listed locations, during the specified dates and times were discovered to be a place of Read More…

Testing Events Cancelled

The Grand Traverse County Health Department and Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department were notified today that the National Guard, who were facilitating the upcoming free COVID-19 testing events, had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Testing on Monday, October 19th at the Pit Spitters’ Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City and on October 20, at the 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…

Local health departments, agencies collaborate for no-cost testing events

In a unified effort to make COVID-19 testing more accessible to our region, the Grand Traverse County Health Department, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians are joining forces along with the Michigan National Guard to offer no-cost, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the public Oct. 19, 20 and 22. Read More…

Grand Traverse County COVID-19 Report, public exposure sites

For Thursday, October 15, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19. Thursday’s additions bring the cumulative case total to 543, with 380 recovered and twelve deaths, leaving 151 active cases. While conducting case investigations, the listed locations, during the specified dates and times were discovered to be a Read More…

Grand Traverse County COVID-19 Report, public exposure site

For Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and one death. Tuesday’s additions bring the cumulative case total to 527, with 375 recovered and eleven deaths, leaving 141 active cases. The latest death was a female, in her 80s, who was being cared for at Read More…

THE ONLY THING SCARY ABOUT HALLOWEEN SHOULD BE THE COSTUMES

STAY SAFE! The way we celebrate Halloween in Michigan will be different this year due to COVID 19. There are still many ways to celebrate safely. Here are some tips to help Michiganders stay safe this year. Make sure to also check on and follow guidance or regulations released by the local health department. HOMEOWNERS Read More…

Grand Traverse County Case Investigation Breakdown – 10/09

For October 9, 2020, Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 6 new cases. The total case count is 506, with 364 recovered and 9 deaths, leaving 133 active cases. There are no community exposures to report today. From October 7th through October 8th Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 19 case investigations for confirmed Read More…

Grand Traverse County COVID-19 Report, public exposure sites

For Thursday, October 8, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting six new cases of COVID-19. Thursday’s additions bring the cumulative case total to 500, with 361 recovered and nine deaths, leaving 130 active cases. While conducting case investigations, the listed locations, during the specified dates and times were discovered to be a Read More…

MDHHS issues Emergency Order designed to protect the health and safety of all Michiganders

Directive restricts gatherings, requires face coverings, limits bars and other venues  LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon today issued an Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces and places limitations on bars and other venues.   The order follows the Michigan Supreme Court decision on Friday, Read More…

Community Update 10/02

WEEKLY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) has reported 36 new positive cases since Friday, September 25, bringing the total to 454 total cases, 341 recoveries, and nine deaths, leaving 104 active cases in Grand Traverse County. Case investigations and contact tracing are in progress, and information will be shared when it is Read More…