(April 16, 2021 5:15 PM) The Jackson County Health Department has released its weekly report, published here:
The number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan continue to rise as seen by the data provided on the MI Safe Start Map. Increases are most prevalent in younger individuals including 0-19 year olds, 20-29 year olds and 50-59 year olds. Following CDC guidelines, Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) recommends isolation for COVID-19 positive individuals and a minimal 10 day quarantine for individuals with a known exposure to COVID-19, although 14 days remains the optimal quarantine period.
JCHD encourages all eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination is now available to residents aged 16 and over. JCHD and community health partners continue efforts to slow virus spread and increase vaccinations. The COVID Vaccine Page provides the most up-to-date, detailed information on area clinics and how to sign up for JCHD clinics using the Online Vaccine Interest Survey. If you do not have internet access or need assistance registering for a vaccine, please ask a friend or family member to help, or contact the health department for additional guidance. Additionally, please visit vaccinefinder.org for more clinic information.
Current Trends in Jackson County:
The JCHD is working with local health partners to coordinate a plan to vaccinate homebound individuals. Further information will be released as it becomes available via our Facebook page, the JCHD website and forthcoming weekly press releases.
The J&J vaccine has been paused in all Jackson County locations until further notice. The JCHD Department is working with our healthcare partners such as hospitals, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies to ensure they have the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine available for their scheduled clinics.
In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, residents are encouraged to continue preventative measures as recommended by the CDC, which includes frequently washing your hands, wearing a mask and maintaining social distance when around others.
Jackson County Health Department reports the following data as of April 15, 2021. This information is also available on the Michigan Vaccine Dashboard which is updated daily (M-F) by 3:00 p.m.
Jackson County Health Department Webpage
JCHD COVID Information phone line – (517) 817-4469
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