April 10, 2020

This newsletter will be available in multiple languages on as soon as it is translated.
Situational Update
Do you know the difference between quarantine and isolation? Do you know the role of contact tracing in reducing the spread of the virus? To get the answer to these questions, watch today's video from Kent County Health Department Director Adam London.

Please note : In observance of Easter, there will not be a video update on Sunday.

The Spanish version of this video will be available on YouTube as soon as it is translated.
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Kent County Data  (as of April 10, 2020)

  • Presumptive Positive Cases: 249
  • Deaths: 12

To view our own dashboard, click here.
A Message from Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young

Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young is encouraging individuals to use a community mindset when deciding whether to attend Easter Sunday service. Although there is no penalty under Gov. Whitmer's executive order for church gatherings, the Sheriff is encouraging individuals to follow the Governor's recommendation not to gather and to remember how important their role is in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Click here to view the Sheriff's message to the community.
Don't Go Out, Reach Out!

Network180, Forest View Psychiatric Hospital and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services have joined forces to help those struggling with mental health or substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Don’t Go Out – Reach Out” campaign is encouraging individuals to contact one of their agencies for help rather than visit a local emergency department. Our area emergency departments are under great strain treating people with COVID-19 so it is important to preserve our medical infrastructure.

Network180, Forest View and Pine Rest are open 24/7 and ready to provide services via phone or tele-health to anyone in crisis. Help begins by picking up the phone:

  • Network180: (616) 336-3909
  • Forest View: (800) 949-8439
  • Pine Rest: (800) 678-5500 or (616) 455-9200

In the event of a life-threatening crisis, on-site assessments are also available.
Coming Next Week . . .

We will be launching a new web-based health screening app. This anonymous data collection tool will ask you a few simple questions which will provide health officials with valuable information on the next potential COVID-19 " hot spot." Stay tuned for more details in our next newsletter!
Governor Whitmer Issues New Executive Order

On Thursday, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” through April 30, 2020. To view the executive order, click here .

The State has a website to help businesses navigate the various executive orders. Click here to view the site.
Visit our website for additional information and resources
COVID-19 Michigan Data Dashboard

The State of Michigan has launched an online dashboard showing statewide new case counts, lab testing, and amounts of personal protection equipment and other medical supplies, etc.  Click here to view the dashboard.
Kent County Health Department
700 Fuller Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Tel: (616) 632-7100
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