The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working closely with healthcare providers, local public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor any potential cases of Novel Coronavirus 2019 in Michigan.

Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. All Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must 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.


  • Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food.

  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up a needed prescription.

  • Engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking.

  • Go to the hospital or secure any care necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve your health or the health of a loved one.

  • Fill your car with gas.

  • Return to Michigan to a home or place of residence from outside the State.

  • Leave the State for a home or residence elsewhere.

  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian for needed medical care.


  • Leave the home to work unless your employer designates you as a critical infrastructure worker.

  • Participate in any public gatherings.

  • Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facilities (with limited exceptions).

  • Go to the mall or to restaurants.


  • Promote remote work to the fullest extent possible.

  • Restrict the number of workers present in-person on the job.

  • Keep employees at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible and enabling social distancing for customers who are standing in line.

  • Any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and   

For those who have questions about the state’s actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM - 5PM daily. 

Mental Health Resources:

If you are struggling with feelings of stress and coping with the Coronavirus situation, contact the Hiawatha Behavioral Health's 24 hour hotline at 1-800-839-9443. You are not alone. There are people ready to talk with you.

Local health department contact information:

Daytime phone number:        

                      Luce -           (906) 293-5107

                      Mackinac -   (906) 643-1100

                      Alger -          (906) 387-2297           

                      Schoolcraft - (906) 341-6951

After Hours:    Call the number above, and press 9 to be directed to our off hours operator.

Sanitarian Contacts:

Luce County -               Natalie Kentner -

Mackinac County -       Evanne Lehrke -

Alger County -              Thaddeus Lewandowski -                        

Schoolcraft County -   Jennifer Hubble -

Type 2 Water Supply - Megan Webber -

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
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