Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is actively involved in responding to this outbreak through calls with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, maintaining communication with local medical providers to provide up to date information, monitoring all individuals based on risk exposure, and keeping our community informed.

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has declared Emergency Order 2020-1 requiring screening and social distancing measures at open businesses and operations subject to the Governor's Executive Order 2020-21. The emergency order goes into effect on Monday, April 6 at 12:00pm (noon).

For an updated case count in Michigan, visit
For an updated look at cases across the country, visit this Broadstreet Map.

Health Department of Northwest Michigan Jurisdiction


Please note: As the number of cases grows rapidly and the expansion of labs doing testing, MDHHS is only able to update their website with case counts once per day. With widespread testing, the flow of information is also coming from multiple sources, including private labs that are not part of the MDHHS database, therefore we may know of a local case before the state is able to include it in their counts. Given that it is our mission to ensure the health of our communities, we feel that it is important to share these results promptly whenever feasible.


Resources for Households

Schools and Daycare Centers

Interim Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs


Interim Guidance for Businesses

Community and Faith-based Organization

Interim Guidance for Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Healthcare Professionals

Information for Healthcare Professionals

Food Establishments

Information for Food Establishments
COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Food Establishments
CDC Best Practices for Food Establishments to Manage Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Food Establishments FAQ I
Food Establishments FAQ II
Cleaning and Disinfection After Exposure to COVID-19

If you have questions, please call:
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Public Health Information Line: 1-800-386-5959
(Voicemail Box for COVID-19 questions answered by Public Health Professionals)
MDHHS Hotline: 1-888-535-6136
(Experts answering COVID-19-related questions - Open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)
McLaren COVID-19 Hotline: 231-487-5550
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19 and opportunity to speak with McLaren team member - Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline: 231-935-0951
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19, Options to speak with a Munson Team Member - Recording available 24/7)
2-1-1 Hotline
(Get connected with needed resources from across our communities - Calls - 24 hours, Text & Chat, 8:00AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday)