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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…

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…

Community Update 5-07

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports no 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 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 5-05

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 5-04

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 20 positive cases, 6 probable cases and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. The new case is a female in her 50’s with a history of domestic travel. The patient is recuperating at home and the County Health Department is working to Read More…

Community Update 5-01

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 19 positive cases, 6 probable cases, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. There have been no new cases in Grand Traverse County for 11 days. These numbers and additional county statistics are available on a new dashboard. Full case investigations Read More…

Community Update 4-30

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 19 positive cases, 6 probable cases, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. These numbers and additional county statistics are available on a new Grand Traverse County Health Department dashboard linked here. Probable cases are individuals that have been directly linked Read More…

Community Update 4-29

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 19 positive cases, 6 probable cases, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. These numbers and additional county statistics are available on a new Grand Traverse County Health Department dashboard linked here. Probable cases are individuals that have been directly linked Read More…

Community Update 4-28

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 19 positive cases, 6 probable cases, and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. Probable cases are individuals that have been directly linked epidemiologically to a confirmed case and have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but were not tested. The six probable Read More…

Community Update 4-27

DAILY NUMBERS The Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 19 positive cases, 6 probable cases and 5 deaths from COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. Probable cases are individuals that have been directly linked epidemiologically to a confirmed case and have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but were not tested. The six probable Read More…

AG Nessel Issues Statement Addressing Order for Employers to Provide Employees with Face Coverings

Although the latest Executive Order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (2020-59) requires employers to provide appropriate face coverings to all of their onsite employees starting at midnight tonight, appropriate face coverings remain in high demand and short supply. When Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel was alerted to the problem earlier today, she issued the following statement: “I Read More…

Community Update 4-26

Grand Traverse County COVID-19 Community Update Social distancing continues to be our best weapon to stop the spread of the virus following Governor Whitmer’s Friday updates to the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order.Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe as much as possible, and are asked to do so Read More…

Community Update 4-25

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.  In addition to the current reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, Grand Traverse County Health Department is now releasing probable positive COVID-19 cases. These are not new cases and none are 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…

Community Update 4-23

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, 479 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…

Community Update 4-22

Today’s message remains the same, staying home saves lives. It is essential that people continue to stay home, avoid all non-essential travel and practice social distancing when they must go out. Residents are reminded having contact with people outside of your household increases your risk of either getting or spreading the virus. Health experts continue Read More…

Community Update 4-21

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives remains the most important message for residents throughout Northwest Michigan. It is important that people continue to stay home as much as possible, avoid all non-essential travel and practice social distancing when they must go out. The Grand Traverse County Health Department has developed a helpful one-page info-graphic about when it is Read More…

Community Update 4-20

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives remains the most important message for residents throughout Northwest Michigan. It is important that people continue to stay home as much as possible, avoid all non-essential travel and practice social distancing when they must go out. The Grand Traverse County Health Department has developed a helpful one-page info-graphic about when it is Read More…

Community Update 4-19

As of this morning, the Grand Traverse County Health Department has reported 18 positive cases and four deaths among 404 Grand Traverse County residents who have been tested. Michigan has reported 30,791 cases of COVID-19, with 2,308 deaths.  Northern Michigan volunteers are delivering meals to students without family transportation and people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Local businesses are Read More…