Coronavirus


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order Update

New MDHHS Epidemic Order 

On January 13, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its epidemic order today to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain masked and socially distanced, as this has ...

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Extends Epidemic Order

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has extended by 12 days the epidemic order that restricts indoor social gatherings and other group activities. The additional 12 days will allow the department to determine the full impact of ...

Celebrating Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, stay safe for the health of your friends and family. 

The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with ...

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Issues Three Week Epidemic Order

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order today that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates.

Grand Traverse County Health Department Issues Protective Measures

On Friday, October 2, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that "the executive orders issued by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic lack any basis under Michigan law." The Court indicated that its decision "leaves open many avenues ...

Governor Whitmer Takes Swift Action to Save Lives, Signs Executive Order Requiring Mask Use in all Indoor Public Spaces

July 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space. It also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor ...

Centers for Disease Control on How to Use Face Coverings to Protect Others

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under MI Safe Start Plan

On June 5, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-114 and 2020-115 to reopen more regions and economic sectors under the MI Safe Start Plan. Starting on June 10, Regions 6 and 8 — which include much of northern ...

Governor Reopens Retail, Restaurants and Offices in Traverse City

On May 18, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92, allowing for the reopening, in two regions, of retail businesses, office work that cannot be done remotely, and restaurants and bars with limited seating. The two regions are both ...

Telehealth Services

Munson Healthcare Offers Virtual Visits

Munson Healthcare is now offering Virtual Visit appointments to northern Michigan patients. As we embrace a virtual culture to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is only natural that virtual care would be an option ...

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