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

 

 

Coronavirus

Regional Alliance for Health Schools: COVID vaccines

The Regional Alliance for Health Schools will be giving COVID vaccines. Appointments will be available starting Wednesday 11/11, appointment only—at the clinics in Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Ypsilanti.

Click on the link below for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11: Now Available!

The Washtenaw County Health Department will begin providing vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11 this Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Available appointments for children will be available with a scheduling link at www.washtenaw.org/covid19vaccine. If you cannot schedule online, please contact the Health Department at 734-544-6700 or health@washtenaw.org. The first appointments will be on Tuesday, November 9. There is no waiting list. If you schedule an appointment but get an earlier vaccination elsewhere, please remember to cancel so someone else can use the appointment. More information is available from the health department's updates on this page.

You may also make vaccination appointments at your local pharmacy, such as CVS, Rite-Aid, Meijer, Kroger, etc.. which may already have vaccines available for children, or with your doctor's office.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information | Videos for Kids and Parents -Watch videos from Cincinnati Children's with ideas for kids and parents concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19).

 
 

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 www.washtenaw.org/COVID19 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.

Prevention
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 washtenaw.org/health or call 734-544-6700.