Volume 023 | October 16, 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
Updated MDHHS Epidemic Orders
Looking for a summary on the recent Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Orders?

The fact sheet will help answer your questions on masks, public gatherings, restaurants/bars, sports, contact tracing, and more.

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

Pediatric Flu Shot Clinic
Public Health - Muskegon County is hosting a drive-up pediatric flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, 10/29 from 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. at 209 E. Apple Ave.

Vaccines will be available to youth 6 months - 19 years old. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling: (231)724-1220.

Stay tuned: Adult flu shot clinic coming soon!
Medication Take Back Event 10/24
Muskegon Area Medication and Sharps Take Back Event will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Norton Shores Fire Department, 1100 E. Pontaluna Rd.

Drop off your unused or expired medications for proper disposal. Properly disposing of your unused medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, reduces risk of accidental poisoning, environmental contamination, and misuse. Sharps will be accepted in appropriate containers.
Reminder: At Risk? Get Tested!
If you have been in close contact, such as within 6 feet of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection for at least 15 minutes and do not have symptoms. You need a test.

Testing is recommended for all close contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Because of the potential for asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, it is important that contacts of individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection be quickly identified and tested.

Pending test results, you should self-quarantine at home and stay separated from household members to the extent possible and use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if available.
  • 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

If you have mild symptoms of COVID-19:
  • Your healthcare provider may advise a SARS-CoV-2 test.
Need to find a test location? http://michigan.gov/coronavirustest