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Board of Health Meeting
The LMAS Board of Health meeting will be held virtually on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00am. The call-in information is below. Please listen to the prompts when calling in.
Call-in Number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 829 3790 7791
Why Doesn't Public Health Publicize All COVID-19 Exposure Sites?
There has been questioning as to why LMAS will publicize some COVID-19 exposure sites, but not all. Below is an article that explains when it is appropriate to publicize exposure sites and when it is not.
Why Michigan Public Health Departments Publicize Some Coronavirus Exposure Sites But Not Others
LMAS Weekly Numbers
LMAS will update numbers weekly on Thursdays by 3:00 PM.
LMAS Public Health Guidance To Reopen Workforce
Public health guidance for Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft county businesses to reopen or expand current services. This guidance is to assist you in protecting the health and safety of employees, customers, and visitors. We also have a health screening tool to ensure that your employees are healthy.
The General Guidance document includes guidance for:
- Businesses - Construction - Retail Establishments
- Real Estate - Personal Services - Outdoor Activity
- Government - Healthcare Providers - Mass Gathering Areas
- Manufacturing - Childcare Programs - K-12 Schools
- Public Transit - Senior Facilities - Vulnerable Worker
On page two of the General Guidance document, there are links that will bring you directly to your area of interest. There are separate documents for restaurants and lodging and courts. Please refer to the OSHA guidance for additional information on how to keep your workplace safe.
PMBC is offering a free procurement program to assist businesses in accessing non-medical grade Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to keep their employees and customers safe as they begin resuming in-person operations, as is required by Executive Order 2020-91.
Re-opening of Privately Owned Campgrounds
On Monday, June 1, 2020 Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-110 allowing campgrounds in the State of Michigan to open on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Campgrounds will be required to adhere to the following:
Prepare and provide a written COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan in accordance with Executive Order 2020-97 within 2 weeks of opening.
Meet requirements set forth within Executive Order 2020-97
No more than 10 people at a time are allowed within an enclosed structure on the premises and must maintain 6’ social distancing while inside.
No more than 100 people at a time are allowed in an outdoor gathering area on the premises (playgrounds, picnic pavilions, etc.) and must maintain 6’ social distancing.
Outdoor pools may open at 50% bather capacity.
Ensure people within Bath Houses maintain 6’ social distancing (tape or rope off urinals, toilet stalls, sinks, and shower stalls so the operational ones are a minimum of 6’ apart).
If you are a campground owner/operator, please view our toolkit for repopening.
The DNR has closed or modified public access to many locations, activities and services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition, while most public land is currently open for local day use, state park and forest campgrounds are currently closed. As of Friday, May 29, dispersed camping on state forest land is open.
Please check Michigan.gov/DNR for the latest information on fishing, hunting, trails, parks, burn permits, camping and more.
State park campgrounds are expected to open June 22 and forest campgrounds on June 10.
Michigan Safer at Home Order Lifted
On Monday, June 5, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer released Executive Order No. 2020-115, which will moves Michigan's Upper Peninsula to stage 5 of the Michigan Safe Start Plan. Governor Whitmer also issued Executive Order No. 2020-114 detailing the safeguards that employers must take to keep employees safe and healthy.
While moving to stage 5 in the Michigan Safe Start Plan is a good step, it is very important that everyone continue to be diligent with maintaining six feet of physical distance, wearing cloth face coverings in areas where it is more difficult to maintain six feet of distance, and to continue to stay home as much as possible. Also, LMAS continues to recommend that seasonal residents should come prepared to self-quarantine for 14 days. For more information view LMAS District Health Department's press release regarding business opening.
LMAS is encouraging residents of Mackinac Island to strictly follow the requirements for stage 4 in the MI Safe Start Plan due to COVID-19 investigations. Also, there will be expanded COVID-19 testing for essential workers by the Mackinac Island Medical Center. Please read the following press releases for more information.
Free Courses and Resources For Food Service
ServSafe Food Handler and ServSafe Takeout and Delivery are now free! Please note that this does not include the ServSafe manager food safety course.