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Published 3/26/2020

Shiawassee County Health Department Reports Second Positive COVID-19 Case

Adult Male Self-Isolating After Diagnosis


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Shiawassee County Health Department has been notified of a second positive case for COVID-19. This individual is an adult male who is self-isolating at home and being monitored by the Health Department. The Shiawassee County Health Department will contact people who have been in close contact with this individual.
Larry Johnson, Health Officer states; “Our efforts continue to focus on slowing the spread and bending the curve of this virus. People need to follow the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.”
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, stay home when they are sick or someone in their household is sick, avoid close contact with sick people, disinfect commonly touched surfaces, and practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others. Testing for COVID-19 will be determined based on risk assessment.

Updates will be provided as information is made available. Please check the Shiawassee County Health Department Facebook page or for more information. A local hotline is available at 989-743-2460, Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM to answer health questions or concerns and help community residents with basic needs.

The Memorial Healthcare Alternate Care Site will remain open on a walk-in basis from 7AM to 7PM for mild to moderate flu-like symptoms at 826 W. King St. Owosso, MI, 48867. For those with severe symptoms, county residents should call 9-1-1 or proceed to the emergency department. We ask that you call the Memorial Healthcare emergency department at (989) 723-5211 before your arrival if possible.

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Update 3/22/2020

Art Van Furniture is suspending its liquidation sales due to the COVID-19. The Warren-based retailer said Thursday that it is following guidance by public health authorities. 

Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and Twelve Oaks in Novi will close their doors through at least March 29th. The owner of both malls, Taubman Centers, is closing down nearly all of its malls nationwide. 

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is helping kids stay busy at home during school closures. The museum is closed, but its online portal to fun and activities is open.

An aging bridge in Detroit over I-94 is closed for repairs until Sunday. The Cass Avenue bridge between West Palmer and Antoinette has been shut down by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

Operations at Flint Assembly have stopped due to concerns over the coronavirus. Employees were told Flint Assembly operations wrapped up after second shift. Flint Assembly will be back to operation March 30th. 

Ferris State University is closing all residence halls on campus as it offers online classes to students during the coronavirus outbreak. Ferris will offer remote instruction through June 1. 

Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar is keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic. He held a telephone town hall Thursday afternoon and says he’s worked on legislation to help the country and Michigan.