Volume 025 | November 17, 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
3 Week Pause - Starting Wednesday
Yesterday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new epidemic order. The following restrictions will begin Wednesday, November 18 and is effective through Tuesday, December 8.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Muskegon safe and healthy!

Social Gathering Guidance
Socializing with family or friends may feel safe, but it is risky - especially with COVID everywhere in Michigan.

To reduce risk, follow these guidelines:
  • Pick only one other household to see over the next 3 weeks
  • Choose a household that is also being careful.
  • Limit the duration of visits indoors.
  • Follow regular precautions: wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, avoid shouting, and don't share utensils.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Muskegon safe and healthy!

Community Flu Shot Clinic
Public Health - Muskegon County is hosting a drive-up flu shot clinic on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at 209 E. Apple Ave.

Shots will be available for children (6 months and older) and adults. Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled by calling: (231)724-1220.

Community Story: One family's fight with COVID-19
Steve Fox still doesn't know how both of his parents contracted COVID-19.
But the disease took its toll, and life will never be the same for Steve and his family thanks to this pandemic.
Steve hopes sharing his story can help make people think twice about the safety precautions they are taking to stop COVID. If his family's story can make even one person follow the guidelines, it may prevent another family from having to go through what he did. View the full video here.
At Risk? Get Tested!
If you have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you need a test. Close contact means within 6 feet or the person for 15 minutes, masked or unmasked.

Testing is recommended for all close contacts because it is possible to transmit the virus before you begin to feel ill, or even if you never get symptoms.

It's important to remember
  • A single negative test does not mean you will remain negative at any time point after that test.
  • Even if you have a negative test, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days.

Need to find a test location? Many locations have expanded hours and access!