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Grand Traverse County Case Investigation Breakdown August 3 – 4

For August 5, 2020, Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting out 1 new case, bringing the case count to 176 total cases, with 88 recovered, and 5 deaths, leaving 83 active cases. There are no community exposures reported yesterday. From August 3 through August 4, the Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 6 case 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…

MDHHS Issues Order Requiring Testing of Agricultural and Food Processing Employees to Protect Health and Safety of Workers, Community

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon has issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. The order makes Michigan a national leader in COVID-19 safety protections for agricultural and migrant workers, building on Executive Orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requiring workplace safety measures in meat Read More…

Community Update 7/31

DAILY NUMBERS  The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 17 new positive cases since Wednesday bringing the total to 168, 65 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 98 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 10,905 tests 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…

Grand Traverse County Case Investigation Breakdown July 27 – 28

From July 27 through July 28, Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 9 case investigations for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following is information known at this time: All 9 cases are primary residents. Ages: 0-19 1 20-29 3 50-59 2 60-69 3 Symptomatic: 6 Asymptomatic: 3 3 are linked to travel either into or out Read More…

Community Update 7/27

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 11 new positive cases since Friday bringing the total to 148 positive cases, 45 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 Read More…

Community Update 7/24

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 8 new positive cases since Wednesday bringing the total to 137 positive cases, 43 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 89 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. Case investigations and contact tracing are in progress, and information will be shared when it Read More…

Grand Traverse County Case Investigation Breakdown July 20 – 21

In an effort to provide a breakdown of case information and investigation regarding positive COVID-19 cases in Grand Traverse County, the following information will be compiled and provided for distribution on a weeklybasis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Information provided will be compiled from the days leading up to the report. (i.e. Monday reports will Read More…

Community Update 7/20

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 11 new positive cases from Saturday, Sunday and  Monday bringing the total to 120 positive cases, 39 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 76 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. Case investigations and contact tracing are in progress, and information will be Read More…

Community Update 7/17

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 18 new positive cases since Monday afternoon bringing the total to 109 positive cases, 35 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 69 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. Case investigation and contact tracing are in progress daily for new cases. Approximately 8,000 Read More…

Health Department Update 7/14

In an attempt to create a clearer picture of COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County, the Grand Traverse County Health Department will now be reporting out the following information daily via Facebook. New confirmed positive cases from Grand Traverse County residents New positive cases in visitors (or non-Grand Traverse County residents) Cumulative total cases in Grand 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…

Community Update 7/10

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 12 new positive cases since Monday bringing the total to 77 positive cases, 30 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 42 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. This is the highest number of active cases since the start of the pandemic. Case 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…

Community Update 6-29

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 3 new positive cases from the weekend bringing the total to 43 positive cases, 7 probable cases, 22 recoveries, and 5 deaths, leaving 16 active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  Two males in their Read More…

Community Update 6-26

DAILY NUMBERS AND COMMUNITY TESTING The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) reports 2 new positive cases today bringing the total to 40 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 22 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  The new cases include a female in her 20s Read More…