St. Clair County issues public health alert for high COVID transmission in community, encourages remote working
The St. Clair County Health Department is recommending businesses to allow remote working, if at all possible, in response to the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases in the community. According to a press release, there have been 1,080 new cases since March 20, representing a 20.2% positivity rate. Social Distancing: Employees should maintain 6 feet physical distancing as work duties permit. Cohort Employees: Staff should work with a single cohort (group) if possible to limit potentialexposures. Send Sick Employees Home Immediately: Sick employees Sick employees should be tested for COVID-19 before returning and follow appropriate isolation or quarantine guidelines“Given the significant increase in cases, we must double down on our mitigation efforts”, said Dr. Annette Mercatante, medical health officer of the St. Clair County Health Department.
3 new cases of COVID-19 B117 variant found in St. Clair County -- here are the details
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Three new cases of the more contagious COVID-19 B117 variant have been identified in St. Clair County. St. Clair County health officials said their county’s first case of B117 was identified in February. The woman in her 40s was a close contact of the woman in her 60s, according to St. Clair County health officials. It’s passed more easily between people, but there’s no indication that it causes more severe cases of COVID-19, experts said. Ad“We are doubling down with variant case investigations,” said Dr. Annette Mercatante, medical health officer of the St. Clair County Health Department.
St. Clair County Health Department vaccine clinic canceled Tuesday due to snow
The St. Clair County Health Department (SCCHD) is cancelling its COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Tuesday at the Blue Water Convention Center (BWCC). Tuesday’s clinic is rescheduled and will be combined with another clinic currently scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the BWCC. Read: Michigan updates COVID vaccine strategy -- here are the 4 major takeawaysAdMichigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesMichigan has started listing local health departments accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. Eligible essential workers, teachers and childcare workers will be notified by their employers about vaccine clinic dates and locations, Gov. The state has started listing local health departments who are ready to take appointments.
St. Clair County Health Department to launch new COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – The St. Clair County Health Department announced that it is planning to launch a new COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system on Friday. “We hope the community finds this new pre-registration system helpful. As more vaccine becomes available, vaccination opportunities will as well, including even more options for our residents,” said Dr. Annette Mercatante, St. Clair County medical health officer. Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phasesAdOfficials said anyone living or working in the county and interested in pre-registering should visit www.scchealth.co. The link will be labeled as “Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine.”Individuals would need to select the “sign up” option, create a user name and password.
St. Clair County Health Department books 900 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 65 and older
There will be a new pre-registration system next month for people 65+ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – The St. Clair County Health Department (SCCHD) will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people who are 65 years old and older on Friday. They are able to host the event due to a one-time redistribution of vaccine from McLaren Port Huron. McLaren Port Huron is committed to a healthier community and partnering with the St. Clair County Health Department to provide COVID-19 vaccinations is an important step in achieving that goal. McLaren Port Huron President & CEO Eric CecavaWhat to know about the clinicThe clinic has been completely booked. New pre-registration systemThe health department is preparing to launch a new pre-registration system that is expected to go live next month.
Health Department lists Port Huron bar as potential COVID exposure site
PORT HURON, Mich. – The St. Clair County Health Department has identified Roche Bar, located at 405 Quay Street in Port Huron, as a potential coronavirus exposure site after an employee tested positive. RELATED: Tracking the trends of how COVID-19 is spreadOfficials urge anyone who has visited Roche Bar between Oct. 17 and Oct. 25 to monitor for symptoms over the next 14 days and to seek testing. Patrons should take precautions to avoid transmitting COVID-19 to others. The health department listed the following steps to protect others:Wearing a mask or face covering when in public spacesPracticing social distancing- 6 feet or more away from othersAvoiding large gatheringsStaying home when you are sickAnyone who believes they might have coronavirus should follow the CDC guidelines. Michigan.gov has a list of resources available to those concerned about COVID-19.
St. Clair County COVID-19 cases trending upward
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Over the last two months, the number of COVID-19 cases has been slowly trending upward in St. Clair County. However, during the last two weeks, the increase has been more substantial with the average number of new cases per day jumping 55 percent, according to the St. Clair County Health Department. Due to the increase, the county’s health department continues to strongly urge residents to adhere to proven public health prevention practices. “As St. Clair County residents and as proud Americans, we know what we have to do to slow the spread of transmission because we did it before. General questions can be directed to the St. Clair County COVID-19 hotline at 810-966-4163 or by email at email@example.com.
List: Michigan counties issue emergency coronavirus orders after state Supreme Court ruling
Some Michigan counties are issuing local emergency orders to ensure coronavirus safety measures continue after the state Supreme Court struck down months of orders made by Gov. This is a public health advisory from the St. Clair County Health Department, not a mandate. Click here to read more about Washtenaw County’s recent emergency public health orders. The county health department issued another emergency order on Oct. 9 clarifying that some of Gov. Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans said the Wayne County Public Health Division and his administration continue to review the state Supreme Court’s ruling.
St. Clair County Health Department: Stay the course with COVID-19 prevention measures
Following the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling on the governor’s emergency powers, the St. Clair County Health Department is encouraging residents to stay the course with COVID-19 prevention measures. This is a public health advisory from the St. Clair County Health Department, not a mandate. Other county health departments, such as Oakland County’s, have issued orders that keep a mask mandate in place for public places. "St. Clair County or the community cannot risk losing control of viral transmission at this critical time, and have only these few basic tools to manage this risk. St. Clair County does not want to see our success unravel, and see cases and deaths increase.
COVID-19 case confirmed at Pepper Joe’s in St. Clair
St. Clair, Mich. – The St. Clair County Health Department announced Thursday that a coronavirus (COVID-19) case was confirmed at Pepper Joe’s in St. Clair. A press release from read that Pepper Joe’s management is working with the county’s health department and is in compliance with safety protocols as it remains open. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 99,958 as of Thursday, including 6,440 deaths, state officials report. Thursday’s update represents 758 new cases and 16 additional deaths -- 15 of which were from a Vital Records review. General questions for St. Clair County can be directed to the county’s COVID-19 Informational Hotline at 810-966-4163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 case confirmed at Club Capri restaurant in Algonac, possible exposure
ALGONAC, Mich. A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at the Club Capri in Algonac, St. Clair County Health Department announced Wednesday. Department officials said the confirmed case is from an employee. Anyone who visited the restaurant on July 18 and 19 may have been exposed and encouraged to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. The restaurant will remain open and management is working with department officials. As of Wednesday, 80,172 confirmed cases were reported in Michigan, with 6,172 deaths and 57,502 recoveries.
Possible COVID-19 exposure in two food service establishments
DETROIT The St. Clair County Health Department has been notified of possible COVID-19 exposure in two area food service establishments. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 74,152 as of Monday, including 6,126 deaths, state officials report. Aerie officers are working closely with health department officials. Management is working closely with health department officials. The facility has COVID-19 procedures in place including daily employee health screenings and regular deep cleaning.
River Crab in St. Clair listed as probable coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure site
ST. CLAIR, Mich. Officials with the St. Clair County Health Department announced Thursday that the River Crab Blue Water Inn has been listed as a possible coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure site after an employee tested positive. July 16, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 71,842; Death toll now at 6,101According to authorities, anyone who has visited the restaurant on July 5-8 may have been exposed and are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms over the next 14 days. Employees who worked with the confirmed case have been quarantined. The health department said the management of the River Crab is working closely with health officials and the restaurant has followed all required precautions and protocols. Health officials said the situation is an important reminder that even with the recommended safeguards in place, any social gathering can pose a risk for transmission of the virus.
Marysville school asks unvaccinated students to stay home amid chickenpox outbreak
DETROIT - Marysville High School is asking unvaccinated students to stay home while the school deals with an outbreak of chickenpox. Students will be re-admitted to Marysville High School immediately upon getting vaccinated or providing St. Clair County Health Department with acceptable documentation of immunity. If the varicella dose administered was the second varicella dose, the student will be re-admitted immediately after vaccination. The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox vaccine became available in the United States in 1995.