Please see below for important updates and reminders regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Running Essential Errands
As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. Visit the CDC’s Running Essential Errands link for advice on how to meet your household needs in a safe and healthy manner.
Mindfulness Activities from Headspace
Now more than ever, it is important to take care of yourself and one another during the stay at home order. Headspace has created a special collection of meditation, sleep and movement exercises designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These activities can help reduce stress so you can feel less overwhelmed, boost compassion and resilience to help build greater empathy for others and reduce negative emotions to help you navigate through tough moments. Access them for free at headspace.com.
COVID-19 Testing Update
Locally, testing availability for the coronavirus remains limited, but testing criteria for COVID-19 has been expanded in Michigan. Availability of testing has now been extended to include individuals with mild symptoms and essential workers still reporting to work in person, whether they have symptoms or not. But it is important to remember that testing can only be done when supplies and capacity are available. You can find a testing site near you at MDHHS – COVID-19 Test Finder and remember to call the testing site or your health care provider before you go for testing.
Updates & Reminders
Specific information on COVID-19 cases diagnosed in our six county jurisdiction can be found on our website by going to https://www.cmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus and following the “Click here for additional data on Coronavirus (COVID-19)” link. This data includes age, sex, hospitalizations, and cases by zip code which will be updated weekly.
There will be a Free Drive Thru Food Distribution for Clare County residents on Saturday, May 2nd at the Clare County Fairgrounds. Click here to view the flyer for more details on the event.
For more information on these topics and others please visit our Facebook Page Central Michigan District Health Department – Home or our website at www.cmdhd.org.
Thank you for your interest in local public health and have a healthy day!!
Your Local Health Department