As the coronavirus (officially named SARS-COV-2, which causes the illness called COVID-19) continues to evolve, District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) advises residents to prepare for, but don’t panic over the virus. DHD#10 is continuously working on preparedness and response planning for emerging communicable diseases like the coronavirus with federal, state and local officials/partners. Currently, Michigan has no confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports they are actively monitoring 76 people and tested 6 individuals that met the criteria for Persons Under Investigation (PUI). There are no individuals being monitored within DHD#10’s ten-county jurisdiction.
As coronavirus cases increase worldwide, including in the United States, it is still uncertain how long and how severe it will become. That’s why taking action early can help protect your health and those you care about. The following measures may help decrease or slow the spread of infection, and reduce the impact on our communities: