220 W. Garfield
Charlevoix, MI 49720
3434 M-119, Suite A
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
95 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
205 Grove St.
Mancelona, MI 49659
209 Portage Dr.
Bellaire, MI 49615
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases - largely due to the Delta variant - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed its mask wearing and testing recommendations. The CDC now recommends:
- Anyone who is exposed as close contact, regardless of vaccination status, be tested 3-5 days after exposure.
- All students and adults in K-12 schools wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
- All people in areas where transmission levels are substantial or high wear a mask when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but health officials also acknowledge vaccine breakthrough cases are expected. A vaccine breakthrough infection is defined as the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA or antigen in a respiratory specimen collected from a person at least two weeks after completing their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or their single dose of Johnson and Johnson "Janssen" vaccine.
The Delta variant - a much more transmissible strain of COVID-19 - has been identified in several counties across Michigan and health officials are urging those who are not vaccinated to get the shot or take precautions to prevent the strain from rapidly spreading across our communities.