Volume 018 | September 11, 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
New Community Testing Site
In partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, a new community COVID-19 testing site will open next week in Muskegon Heights.

Located at Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church, 412 E. Sherman Blvd., the site will be open to the public beginning on Tuesday, September 15.
Regular operating times:
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thank You Community Partners!
Thank you to the Michigan National Guard and all our community partners - we had a successful community COVID-19 testing event! In partnership with Public Health - Muskegon County, volunteers from HealthWest, Mercy Health Muskegon, Hackley Community Care, and United Way of the Lakeshore made the event run smoothly.

PHMC and Mercy Health Open Testing Site
To meet growing demand for COVID-19 testing in Muskegon County, Public Health - Muskegon County and Mercy Health Muskegon have opened a COVID-19 diagnostic testing location at Mercy Health Lakes Village.

Those who need a test are asked to order it through their primary care provider. Mercy Health testing site staff will then schedule the testing. For details, see the full statement.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in 2020 are outpacing those from 2019. EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in U.S. that can affect humans and animals.

This year, cases have been discovered in 9 counties (Barry, Clare, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Oakland), confirmed in 19 animals.

Horse owners and the general public need to take responsible, proactive steps to protect themselves and their animals, including vaccination of horses. The general public should take precautions including eliminating standing water, maintaining screens, using insect-repellent, and wearing long sleeves and pants while outdoors.

Learn more by visiting www.michigan.gov/eee