Volume 026 | November 24, 2020
Public Health Update
Public Health - Muskegon County is dedicated to keeping you informed about what is happening in your community, as well as around the state. As COVID-19 continues to affect us, please be sure to connect with us to stay up-to-date. Visit muskegonhealth.net or facebook.com/PublicHealthMuskegon
Celebrating Thanksgiving - Safely
More than 1 million COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States over the last 7 days.

As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with.

Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.

Everyone can make Thanksgiving safer:
If you do choose to attend a gathering, take the proper precautions:
  • Limit the number of guests and meet outdoors if possible
  • Wear a mask
  • Keep 6 feet of physical distance
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Don't share utensils or use single use/disposable options
Most importantly, talk with guests ahead of time to set the expectations for your celebration! Here's some more tips from the CDC.
Confused on COVID-19 Timeline?
Do you know COVID-19's incubation period can be up to 14 days, and you can become infectious two days before ever showing symptoms? That means you may test negative after being exposed to the virus, but still end up being positive the next day.

So if you think you're in the clear because you test negative before meeting with your family for Thanksgiving, you could still end up giving them the virus.
Check out these tips from on how you can have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Mask Up Muskegon Launches Website
Public Health - Muskegon County is a founding partner of the Mask Up Muskegon campaign. Since April, the campaign has been a resource for COVID-19 information, recognition of local businesses, and distributing masks to community agencies.

Mask Up Muskegon is now bringing together all of its resources in a new website, http://maskupmuskegon.org.
What to do if you test positive?
With an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, it is important that you don't wait for Public Health to call you!

  • Start isolating yourself right away
  • Notify your employer that you have tested positive
  • Notify your close contacts, so they can quarantine away from other

Click here for more information!