157 Washtenaw County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. Friday. Yesterday, that number was 92. A week ago it was 16. The majority of these new cases were not related to travel, meaning these individuals were exposed to the virus locally. Assume when you're in public that the virus may be present.
There is no vaccine or proven cure for COVID-19 at this time. The only way we'll slow the spread of illness is if everyone does their part. Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives. Please remember when defining "essential" -- whether you're thinking about leaving home for an errand or you're an employer deciding who needs to come into work -- consider what is essential to health, life, and safety. Not what is normally essential.
Thank you to our healthcare providers and other critical infrastructure workers for showing up at work every day to protect us all. If you're able, do your part by staying home so you can protect these workers and those who are most vulnerable.
The Washtenaw County Health Department promotes health and works to prevent disease and injury for all 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. Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) plays a critical role in all of our lives and exists to provide our community with the tools, information, resources and opportunities to make positive health changes.