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Community Update 6-03

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 27 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 17 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 its hospitals. Numbers listed are by hospital, not Read More…

Community Update 6-01

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 27 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 17 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  Case investigations were completed by the Grand Traverse County Health Department of the 4 positive cases reported on Friday, May 29. The investigations found Read More…

Community Update 5-29

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 2 new positive COVID-19 cases which brings the total number to 25 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 16 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  The 2 new positive cases include a man in his 20s Read More…

Mobile COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Traverse City this weekend

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is partnering with the Michigan National Guard, Michigan State Police and state officials to administer free COVID-19 testing this weekend at Turtle Creek Stadium. The drive-thru testing site is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30and Sunday, May 31. “This has been a collaborative effort of 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…

Community Update 5-27

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports the total number of COVID-19 cases remains at 23 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 16 recoveries, and 5 deaths in Grand Traverse County residents. Additional statistics are available on the County’s dashboard.  Two out-of-state visitors tested positive over the holiday weekend but will not be counted 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…

Community Update 5-25

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.  Two out-of-state visitors tested positive over the holiday weekend but will not be counted 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…

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 5-20

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 5-19

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 5-18

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 5-15

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 5-14

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19, which brings the total number of cases in the county to 23 positive cases, 6 probable cases, 14 recoveries, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. One of the new cases is a female in her Read More…

Community Update 5-13

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports no new cases today. Totals remain at 21 cumulative positive cases, 6 cumulative probable cases, 14 recoveries and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. These numbers and additional county statistics are updated on the County dashboard. Full case investigations and contact tracing were 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 5-11

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting one new case today bringing the county total to 21 positive cases and 6 probable cases. Of the 21 positive cases, 14 have recovered, 5 have died from COVID-19 and 2 are active cases in Grand Traverse County residents. The newest case is a male Read More…