No COVID-19 cases in Mason County, 3 in DHD #10 area.

March 23, 2020

No COVID-19 cases in Mason County, 3 in DHD #10 area.

In a 10-county area, there are presently three positive COVID-19 cases in the District Health Department #10 jurisdiction. No cases have been reported in Mason County.

As of Monday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m., there are positive cases in Newaygo, Wexford and Kalkaska counties. A positive case was also reported in Muskegon County Monday, but it is not part of the DHD #10 jurisdiction.

DHD #10 includes the counties of: Mason, Oceana, Lake, Newaygo, Manistee, Cra‪wford‬, Kalkask‪a‬, Mecosta‪, ‬Missaukee and Wexford.

There are 1,329 confirmed cases in Michigan with 15 confirmed deaths, according to DHD #10.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), Monday 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. Tuesday, March 24, 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 so, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household to the extent feasible under the circumstances.

“In just 13 days, we’ve gone from zero to over 1,000 COVID-19 cases,” said Governor Whitmer. “This is an unprecedented crisis that requires all of us working together to protect our families and our communities. The most effective way we can slow down the virus is to stay home. I know this will be hard, but it will be temporary. If we all come together, get serious, and do our part by staying home, we can stay safe and save lives.”

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