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Local State of Emergency declared in Lenawee County

Posted on March 24th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Local State of Emergency declared in Lenawee County

By MELISSA BURNOR

Advance Reporter

Lenawee County Commission Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Lenawee County, David Stimpson issued a Declaration of a Local State of Emergency for Lenawee County on March 23 following Governor Whitmer’s issuance of a shelter-in-place order. Lenawee County Administrator Marty Marshall said no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Lenawee County. Testing has begun with 35 people being tested as of Tuesday at 1 p.m. Lenawee County Health Officer Martha Hall said 18 of the tests have come back negative. The remaining 17 tests have not been returned. Later today – Tuesday, March 23 – the Lenawee County Health Department confirmed the county had confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Marshall, Stimson, Hall, Emergency Manager Craig Tanis, Sheriff Troy Bevier and Madison Township Fire Chief Craig … Read More »


BREAKING NEWS: Lenawee County confirms first case of COVID-17

Posted on March 24th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS: Lenawee County confirms first case of COVID-17

Lenawee County news release, March 24, 2020

The Lenawee County Health Department (LCHD) has been notified of the first positive test result for COVID-19 in an adult female from Lenawee County. The individual has been self-isolating. The LCHD has contacted people who have been in close contact with the patient to assess for symptoms, provide quarantine instructions and will monitor appropriately.

It was not specified where the patient lived.

Individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, should self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

“Residents in Lenawee County can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and following Governor Whitmer’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive … Read More »


ProMedica Update March 23

Posted on March 24th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on ProMedica Update March 23

PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEMS UPDATE  – News release

ADRIAN, MI-ProMedica Health Systems will continue to take steps to keep the residents of Lenawee
County updated on their local hospital.

The State of Michigan has launched a new hotline to answer health related questions seven days a
week from 8 am to 5 pm by calling 1-888-535-6136 or by e-mailing COVID19@michigan.gov24/7.
Staff cannot provide individual clinical advice through the hotline.

Following the CDC guidelines, all non-essential testing and non-essential ambulatory services will be
limited to minimize the risk for our patients, staff, and the community. Ambulatory surgery will be
limited to:

 Emergencies-threat to patient life  Threat of permanent dysfunction  Risk of metastasis  Rapidly worsening symptoms Visitors in Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an Executive Order that restricts visitors in healthcare facilities, including hospitals. Effective immediately, all healthcare facilities and residential care facilities … Read More »


Michigan Works! in Lenawee, other southeast counties, offers virtual services

Posted on March 24th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan Works! in Lenawee, other southeast counties, offers virtual services

Information from a news release from Michigan Works! March 24, 2020

Effective Thursday, March 26, Michigan Works! Southeast will modify service delivery to all virtual services for Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw counties in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.

“The number-one priority of Michigan Works! Southeast is the safety of our team members, customers, partners and the communities we serve,” Said Bill Sleight, director, Michigan Works! Southeast.

“As a result of COVID-19, we are rapidly changing the way in which we provide services to our customers.” Sleight said. “We understand this is a difficult period for job seekers, businesses and our employees, and we are still here for you through virtual service delivery.”

For updates relating to the way services are provided, please visit www.mwse.org/COVID-19 . To contact a team member, please … Read More »


Blissfield Village cancels March 23 council meeting

Posted on March 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield Village cancels March 23 council meeting

Blissfield Village President Bob Valdez made the decision to cancel the March 23 council meeting.
“(The) governor has issued another executive order, so after discussion with myself, Joe (Village Administrator Joe Frey) and Dale (Village Police Chief Dale Greenleaf) we decided to cancel,” he said.

For further details, please see the March 25 edition of The Advance.


Whiter signs ‘stay home, stay safe’ executive order in Michigan Monday

Posted on March 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Whiter signs ‘stay home, stay safe’ executive order in Michigan Monday

From state of Michigan’s March 23, 2020, news release LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.   Effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances, and they must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when they do … Read More »


Lenawee County mental health services available during Covid-19 crisis

Posted on March 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County mental health services available during Covid-19 crisis

ADRIAN, MI – The Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority has reduced face-to-face contacts. Those who are in need of services, are asked to call the office at (517) 263-8905 or (800) 664-5005. An access clinician will conduct a screening to determine if the caller needs to be seen face-to-face. Most business, including assessments and some crises, can be handled over the phone or video, according to Executive Director Kathryn Szewczuk. For those who are unable to call or need to be seen face-to-ace, a health screening andnecessary precautions will be taken prior to the appointment.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is understandably creating an increase in anxiety and fear. This is a normal reaction to a worldwide crisis,” Szewczuk said in a news release distributed by Lenawee County. “We are here to help. Beginning Monday, March 23, we … Read More »


Lenawee County gives ProMedica, fire/EMS update

Posted on March 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County gives ProMedica, fire/EMS update

News release from Lenawee County March 20, 2020

PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEMS UPDATE ADRIAN – Promedica Health Systems will continue to take steps to keep the residents of Lenawee County updated on their local hospitals. Visitors and employees will be screened at all open entrances for fever over 100.5 degrees and/or cough or respiratory symptoms. If the visitor fails this screening they will not be allowed in the facility in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Visitors and employees that fail screening will be advised to contact their physician or given an information sheet that gives phone numbers to contact ProMedica Health Systems for screening information. ProMedica Health Systems screening line is (419) 291-5355 The Grace Christman entrance will be open for screening 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. On … Read More »


Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office gives anti-scam tips in wake of coronavirus threat

Posted on March 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office gives anti-scam tips in wake of coronavirus threat

ADRIAN ‐ The Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase of scams and many have asked for information, we have put together a “What Not to Do” list:

Never give out any personal or banking account information to anyone that contacts you asking for the information. Never pay by Apple Cards, I-Tune Cards, Green Dot Cards or any type of payment cards. Businesses and the government do not except this type of payment. This is a type of payment used by scammers. Never give out or confirm your personal or banking information to anyone that calls you. If they are someone you have a valid account with they already have the information. Never trust your phones caller identification display, scammers can make the identification say anything. Never trust your email header you receive it may not be the person … Read More »


Michigan governor restricts non-essential medical, dental procedures

Posted on March 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan governor restricts non-essential medical, dental procedures

State of Michigan Press Release March 20, 2020

LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-17, which imposes temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures beginning as soon as possible but no later than March 21, 2020, at 5 p.m. 

Executive Order 2020-17 states
that hospitals, freestanding surgical outpatient facilities, and dental
facilities, and all state-operated outpatient facilities, must
implement a plan to temporarily postpone all non-essential procedures
until the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.  

“My number one priority remains to flatten the curve and protect the most people we can from the spread of coronavirus,” said Governor Whitmer. “Our
health care workers are on the front lines every day protecting
Michiganders during these extraordinary and difficult times. By
postponing all non-essential medical and dental procedures, we expect to
reduce the strain on the health care system and protect … Read More »



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