Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information  

Please come back and check our COVID -19 page as updates are added as we receive them.


The report below  COVID-19 cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff.  Schools are required to report cases to their assigned Local Health Department.

Dashboard details and definitions are below the dashboard.
For a larger view click on this link: Link to website with COVID-19 Dashboard


YCS - Our work is paying off!

Tweet from New America Ed (@NewAmericaEd) about YCS and COVID

New America Ed (@NewAmericaEd) tweeted at 3:39 PM on Tue, Sep 28, 2021:
Superintendent of @ycschools_us took family engagement VERY seriously during Covid:
–Surveyed parents early
–Mixed learning options
–Taskforce >100 staff
–Timeline on how to best engage
–Door to door weekly wellness checks, library info, YMCA, and more. 

Congratulations Dr. Alena Zachery-Ross for your leadership.


Antigen Rapid Testing CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday

Walk-in antigen rapid testing will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week but will re-open on Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the Administration Building 1885 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, 48197. 

PCR testing will be held at Ypsilanti Community Middle School, 510 Emerick St. Ypsilanti, MI 48198, this Thursday, October 21st. Appointments are required and can be made at the link below.
Eastern Michigan University and Michigan Medicine Student Nurses available to conduct PCR testing!

We would like to thank the student nurses at Eastern Michigan University and Michigan Medicine for being available to conduct PCR testing! We are offering PCR tests Mondays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m. at various locations throughout YCS. To register please:  Click here to register

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Free PCR Testing and Antigen/BinaxNOW Testing

Ypsilanti Community Schools will offer free COVID-19 testing on various dates and locations within the district. These times are provided to YCS families and students to help ease the worry about COVID-19. Please review the letter, and if you have any questions, please get in touch with your student building principal.

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Washtenaw County Health Department has been working closely with the individuals to identify and contact anyone potentially exposed. Additional information and guidance will be announced as soon as possible at and @wcpublichealth on social media.

The Health Department and all local officials are relying on our community to work together to slow the potential spread of illness and refer to official sources of reliable information.

We continue to recommend prevention strategies to reduce the spread of germs and protect everyone’s health.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is available in 
EnglishChinese, and Spanish.


  • Clean your hands often. Scrubwith soap for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if you cannot wash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care. Call ahead before going to your healthcare provider. Learn what to do if you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. View additional prevention steps from CDC for people at higher risk. Consult with your health care provider for more steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Governor Whitmer announced community mitigation recommendations for individuals, facilities, schools, workplaces, community organizations, and other mass events on March 11. The Washtenaw County Health Department fully supports the Governor’s recommendations and encourages local individuals and entities to implement them or take additional steps, as is feasible. 

REMEMBER: Discrimination harms public health. People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get coronavirus than anyone else.

Washtenaw County Health Department
The Washtenaw County Health Department promotes health and works to prevent disease and injury in our community. Our mission is to assure, in partnership with the community, the conditions necessary for people to live healthy lives through prevention and protection programs. 

The Washtenaw County Health Department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board and maintains state accreditation though the Michigan

Department of Health and Human Services.Visit us at or call 734-544-6700.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

Employee Rights

Link to download PDF


Engage @ EMU Resource List

Resource List for Washtenaw/Wayne County
Thank you Engage at EMU


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