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Grand Traverse County reports second COVID-19 death in less than 24 hours

The Grand Traverse County Health Department has received notice that it has lost a second community member to COVID-19. The news comes less than 24 hours after announcing the county’s first COVID-19 death. The individual was a female in her 70s who was being hospitalized at Munson Medical Center. “We are saddened to wake up Read More…

Grand Traverse County reports first COVID-19 death

The Grand Traverse County Health Department received notice of the first COVID-19 related death of a Grand Traverse County resident this evening. The individual was a male in his 60s who was hospitalized at Munson Medical Center. “Although we anticipated we would eventually have to make this announcement, it doesn’t make it any easier. Our Read More…

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY FOR TRAVELERS HEADING NORTH

The Grand Traverse County Health Department, in collaboration with the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance (NMPHA), issues the following advisory to protect the health of the public in the 31- county NMPHA region: Northern Michigan Counties are seeing an influx of individuals who are seeking shelter from areas with significant COVID-19 community spread or returning Read More…

Grand Traverse County reports first case of community-acquired transmission

The Grand Traverse County Health Department announces two additional positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the countywide total to seven. Among the two latest cases, community acquired transmission was determined to be a factor in one case. The first case is a female in her 70s, with no history of travel outside of the region. After a 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…

Grand Traverse County positive COVID-19 cases reach five

There have been two additional positive COVID-19 cases of Grand Traverse County residents reported to the Grand Traverse County Health Department. The first case is a male, in his 60s with a history of international travel, who is currently hospitalized. His international travel was prior to being infectious. The second case is a male, in 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…

Michigan Supreme Court and Sheriff’s Assoc. Joint Press Release

Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court Sheriff Matt Saxton (ret.), Executive Director, Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Joint Statement Thank you to judges, sheriffs, and law enforcement statewide who have stepped up to reduce jail populations in response to the ongoing public health emergency. With a single-minded focus on keeping our communities safe, jail populations Read More…

Grand Traverse County Health Department COVID-19 Update Location Information

The Grand Traverse County Health Department wants to make the public aware of two locations that a recently confirmed positive COVID-19 case was present at while symptomatic. Following the public health case investigation, it was discovered that there is possibility for community exposure. Please see locations below. If you were on Delta Flight DL4991 departing Read More…

Grand Traverse Health Department Has Reported to Cherry Capital Airport That a Passenger with a Case of COVID-19 Flew Through TVC

(Traverse City, MI) March 24, 2020 – The Grand Traverse Health Department has reported to Cherry Capital Airport that a passenger with COVID-19 flew through Cherry Capital Airport on Monday, March 16th on Delta Air Lines flight 4991 Detroit to Traverse City. The flight landed at Cherry Capital Airport – at approximately 6:53 P.M.  Any passengers that were on Read More…

Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or Read More…

Community Update – March 23

Yesterday, the Grand Traverse County Health Department reported the first known positive case of COVID-19 in a Grand Traverse County resident. Full details here. There are 40 additional tests pending in Grand Traverse County and 49 tests have come back as negative. Governor Whitmer issued the “Stay Home. Stay Safe” Executive Order No. 2020-21 today, Read More…

Community Update – March 22

The Grand Traverse County Health Department has reported the first known positive case of COVID-19 in a Grand Traverse County resident. The adult male in his twenties with a history of international travel is recovering at his home. A full Health Department team is working to identify and contact anyone potentially exposed. At this time, the public Read More…

First COVID-19 case in Grand Traverse County

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting a positive case of COVID-19 from the novel coronavirus in a Grand Traverse County resident. The individual, an adult male, in his twenties has a history of international travel is recovering at his home. The Health Department is working with him to identify and contact anyone potentially Read More…

COVID-19 and Donating Blood: Is it Safe?

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. One donation of blood can save up to three lives. The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients, but with all of the information out there about the new Read More…

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April 6

Community Update 4-06

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives remains the most important message for residents throughout Northwest…
April 5

Community Update 4-05

COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat to our community as the number of cases statewide grew…
April 4

Community Update 4-04

As of this morning the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting one additional death…
April 3

Community Update 4-03

As of this morning, Grand Traverse County has 11 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 205…