Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new coronavirus which can cause serious illness and death. There are currently outbreaks of COVID-19 in many communities worldwide, including in the United States, and in Michigan.

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Test positive or a close contact? Don't wait, follow these instructions right away.

As of 5/11/2021, BEDHD will follow a 10 day quarantine period for COVID-19 close contacts in our district.  Individuals who develop symptoms should not leave quarantine except to promptly seek COVID-19 testing. Please be patient as we work on updating our current materials available on our site.

Providers please call 517-541-2641 with questions. Provider Reporting Form for Rapid COVID-19 Test Results


Barry-Eaton District Data: 

 

Date: 9/21/2021

Positive Cases

Probable Cases

Recovered Cases

Active Cases

Deaths (+)

In Quarantine

Eaton County

10,019

1,554*

9,270

291

217

303

Barry County

6,093

706*

5,599

175

73

122

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: We update case data weekly on Tuesday.  For case counts throughout the week and over the weekend, you can visit the State of Michigan's data website

* Probable cases include individuals who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and an epidemiologic link to a confirmed case or a positive serology (antibody) test, but do not have a positive diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19, and individuals with a positive serology (antibody) test for COVID-19 and an epidemiologic link to a confirmed case. BEDHD is reporting probable cases identified after April 5, 2020 to be consistent with the State. Data will be reflective of midday on the date listed. Data should be considered preliminary, and is subject to change based on case investigation. 

BEDHD's definition of recovered cases = persons with COVID-19 who are alive, and who have been released from isolation because their symptoms have improved, are fever-free, and sufficient time has passed since symptoms began.  

CDC's COVID-19 Data Tracker website. This displays the current risk level according to the CDC criteria.

Link to the State of Michigan's Coronavirus Data 

https://mistartmap.info/  This dashboard displays COVID-19 data for each of the Michigan Economic Recovery Council's regions as well as at the county level, in terms of the epidemic spread in that area, and public health capacity.  It helps us understand the risk levels (from high to low risk) in each region. 

COVID-19 Updates to the Board of Health

COVID-19 Presentation to the Board of Health: Delta and Layered Mitigation Strategies (8/26/21)

Weekly Data Reports

BEDHD publishes detailed data reports on Tuesdays with charts displaying data on case numbers, rates over time, age, gender, and race disparities. As of the 8/03/21 report, reporting has changed to align with new CDC reporting. We apologize for any delays in reporting.

Eaton County Data Report (9/21/21)

Barry County Data Report (9/21/21)

K-12 School Data Reports (9/14/21)

BEDHD COVID-19 GIS Dashboard

Analysis of School COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts from Schools (5/11/21)

Comparison of Fully Vaccinated vs. Not Fully Vaccinated Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths (8/23/21)

VACCINATION DATA

Please visit the State of Michigan's COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, which includes data by county and health department district.

County Vaccination Rates for 9.3

Image Description: Map of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan, with COVID-19 vaccination coverage levels for 9/2/21 displayed by census tract for 1 dose in 16+ age. Zip code borders are superimposed. The percent of residents age 16 and older who have received at least 1 dose of a COVID vaccine is 54.8% in Barry County and 62.1% in Eaton County. Coverage ranges from 60-69% in the northwest corner of Barry County, and 70-89% in the northeast corner of Eaton County. Vaccination rates in the 30-49% range include areas to the east side of Barry County, and the west and southern parts of Eaton County, as well as a census tract in southern Delta Township.

Vaccination Report for Barry County (Data as of 09/17/21)

Vaccination Report for Eaton County (Data as of 09/17/21)

UPDATE (9/10/2021): We have noticed a discrepancy in the recent data. We are working to resolve this issue with the state database. We will post another vaccine update as soon as we are confident that we are reporting the most accurate data available. 


Individuals and Families

Concerned that you may have COVID-19?

First, Find a testing site that meets your needs, and then read How Contact Tracing Works and Guidance For After You've Been Tested For COVID-19. Learn the basics on Social Distancing, Self-Monitoring, Quarantine and Isolation Information, and we answer your questions about Medicaid and COVID-19- What's Covered.

How information will be used when you are contacted can be viewed here.

Protecting your Family and Community:

Familiarize yourself with new MDHHS Epidemic Orders as they are announced. Know what to do when you are Returning From Travel Guide. Our flyer COVID-19: Reduce Your Risk Flyer helps explain which situations are more or less risky.  Some helpful tips on CDC Guidance for Wearing and Removing Cloth Masks and how to safely enjoy Outdoor Recreation and Social Distancing. Understand the timelines of quarantine and isolation with these scenarios. If you have been vaccinated, please check out these guidelines for information on how to continue to protect yourself and others. 

A memo regarding CDC's withdrawal of their RT-PCR EUA can be found here.

Helping your family cope during the pandemic:

If you need mental health help, visit www.michigan.gov/staywell. During this unprecedented time, here are some helpful ideas about Talking to Children about COVID-19, and check out the Tri-County Wellness Checklist. WIC families should read this COVID-19 and WIC Families handout. For safe things to do during the month of December, download our Activities Calendar.


Complaints

There are many different kinds of complaints; and they may need to be reported to different agencies for enforcement. Where to direct your complaint You may also contact your local law enforcement agency at their non-emergency number. For complaints regarding restaurants, please e-mail covid19@bedhd.org or call Environmental Health at (517) 543-2430 or (269) 945-9516. For complaints regarding workplaces, contact MIOSHA at 1-855-SAFE-C19.

COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling

Schedule you or your cild's COVID-19 vaccination appointment

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