• Ann Hepfer, Health Officer

Huron and Tuscola Updates

For Immediate Release

December 12, 2020


Tuscola County is reporting 173 positive cases of COVID19 for this week for a total of 1892 cases since the start of the pandemic. The 7-day average on the positivity of the tests is at 18.2%, it was 6% in May. Total of 67 deaths that is up 7 from last week.

Huron County is reporting 187 positive cases of COVID19 for this week for a total of 1010 cases since the start of the pandemic. The 7-day average positivity rate is 16%, it was 1% in May. Total of 20 deaths up 4 from last week.

Next weeks update will include vaccination information.


Testing update for Huron County

Great Lakes Bay Health Center

876 N Van Dyke Rd

Bad Axe, MI 48413

Drive-thru hotline: (989) 284-0076

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am-12:00pm


McLaren Thumb – Occupational Health and Convenient Care

1040 S Van Dyke Rd

Bad Axe, MI 48413

989-269-5152

Done by appointment daily, Doctor’s order is required.



Walgreens Pharmacy

830 N Van Dyke Rd

Bad Axe, MI 48413

989-269-6973

How it works

1. Complete a quick screening survey.

2. Choose a location and time for your COVID-19 testing appointment.

3. Go to the testing location and remain in your vehicle with the window rolled up.

4. Show your confirmation email, a valid state ID or driver’s license and insurance card.

5. Perform the test yourself using a nasal swab under the direction of a pharmacy team member. Patients ages 3–18 will need a parent or legal guardian present during self-administration of the COVID-19 test.

6. Your test results and contact information will be sent to PWNHealth.

7. Get results from PWNHealth.†

Testing Update for Tuscola County

Dates of testing in December: Time: 9-11am Thursday 17 and Wednesday December 23 at the Mosquito Abatement Building in Caro. No testing on December 31th. You can use the states COVID19 testing locator found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus to find additional testing locations.


Resource Update:

The executive committee of the Tuscola Human Services Coordinating Council met this week and we wanted to make sure that residents aware of the resources that are available to those in need. We all collectively understand the impact the COVID19 has had on residents and those that currently find themselves unemployed, for perhaps the first time in their lives. All the community-based organizations are still open, even though our doors might be locked the services are open. Please call these organizations and help is available to you. Many of us can assist with answering your MI-Bridges questions, assist with applying for MI-Bridges assistance that includes Medicaid, Mi-Child, housing, food and utilities. Below are just a few of the agencies that can help you, if we do not have a service for you we will diligently work to find someone who can help.


The Human Development Commission can help with rent, mortgage assistance, and water bill payment for households that have been affected by COVID-19. These funds are available for households who have lost their jobs due to COVID, are essential workers, or are vulnerable or immune compromised. There are income requirements; as an example, a household of four can have monthly income up to $4,306 and be eligible. These services are available in Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, and Tuscola Counties. Call our toll free line at 1-800-843-6394, Monday through Thursday, to schedule an appointment.



MDHHS

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) – To apply for Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, Food Assistance, Emergency Assistance and other services, visit MIBridges at

www.michigan.gov/mibridges

Telephone: MDHHS Tuscola County 989-673-9100 or MDHHS Huron County 989-269-9201


Health Departments: For assistance in applying benefits, WIC, Family Planning, Children’s Special Health Care Services, Immunizations, all other unmet needs we will do our very best to connect you to resources.


Huron County 989-269-9721

Tuscola County 989-673-8114


2-1-1

If you don’t know who you should call please reach out to 2-1-1 they should be able to connect you to what you are looking for. Google 2-1-1 Northeast and you can search for resources in our community.

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