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GTCHD now offering third COVID-19 doses to select immunocompromised

On Friday, August 13, 2021, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), voted to endorse a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for select groups considered moderately or severely immunocompromised. As a result, the Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) is now scheduling appointments for third doses of the Pfizer (12 +) Read More…

Community Report June 18, 2021

MDHHS TO LIFT ALL RESTRICTIONS NEXT WEEK On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Governor Whitmer’s office announced that all Emergency Orders, including theGatherings and Face Mask Order, will be rescinded as of June 22. With the announcement, all indoor andoutdoor settings will return to 100% capacity beginning Tuesday.Other restrictions to be lifted include: ● Temporary restrictions Read More…

GTCHD weekly outreach clinics schedule June 1 – 4

The Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) continues to partner with community agencies and mobilize outreach clinics throughout the county to make the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible for all. In an effort to reach and hopefully surpass the State of Michigan’s goal of 70% vaccinated in our county, the following locations, dates, and times will Read More…

Grand Traverse County Health Department relaunches digital COVID-19 survey

Since the beginning of March, the 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases has risen from 18 to 56, accounting for over 1,600 new cases in Grand Traverse County. With the surge, the resources used to complete case investigations on COVID-19 positive individuals both internally at the Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) and externally through Read More…

Community Update 4-17

As of this morning, the Grand Traverse County Health Department continues to report 17 positive cases of COVID-19 in Grand Traverse County residents. Since yesterday, a woman in her 80s died from the virus. This brings the total number of deaths of Grand Traverse County residents to 4. To date, 372 people have been tested Read More…

Community Update 4-12

This Easter, like every day this month, residents are encouraged to participate in religious services and other gatherings online, and to visit with family and friends by phone or using online video. Contact with people outside of your immediate household increases the risk of virus spread. To date, Grand Traverse County has 17 confirmed positive cases Read More…