The Macomb County Health Department is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness named coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated "COVID-19") that is caused by the virus "SARS-CoV-2". COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has continued to expand around the globe. Additional cases without clear travel-related exposures have been reported in the U.S., including the death of a patient in the State of Washington.
The Macomb County Health Department continues to work closely with state and federal health officials to appropriately monitor or test any individuals returning from higher risk areas. We are also working with local health care providers to determine if any other patients should be considered for testing.
The Health Department is actively preparing for the possibility of local cases and the spread of illness in Macomb County. This includes sharing information about the situation locally and where to get reliable state, national, and international updates. It also includes working closely with health care providers, community organizations, other first responders, and community members to prepare for any disease control measures, such as social distancing or limiting public gatherings, that may be needed if the situation changes.
To help promote and encourage public awareness and preparedness, Macomb County has compiled additional information that can be found at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Below are links to help with prevention and preparedness.
How to Prepare and Take Action for COVID-19:
At Child Care and K-12 Schools
At Work/for Business
At Colleges and Universities
At Large Community Events/Mass Gatherings
Community and Faith-Based Organizations
Additional COVID-19 Resources
*Shared from Macomb County's website/blog*