As of 3-23-20 at 4:00 PM, the State of Michigan is reporting 1,328 confirmed cases, including 15 deaths. St. Clair County is now reporting eight (8) confirmed cases. The new case is a 68 y/o male, hospitalized, with no travel history. St. Clair County Health Department is monitoring 35 suspect cases and monitoring 63 people which includes travelers and contacts to suspect and confirmed cases.
Justin Westmiller, St. Clair County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director stated, “It is extremely important that our community heed the governor’s order to “stay at home, stay safe.” This will help to halt the transmission of COVID-19 and allow everyone to return to a normal way of life much sooner. Essential workers are still needed for the health, safety and security of our county.
The St. Clair County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues interagency coordination, information sharing, decision making and response planning efforts. The EOC will remain active throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency.
For further information visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus; Michigan.gov/coronavirus; or scchealth.co. A general St. Clair County COVID-19 Informational Hotline is available Monday through Friday, (810) 966-4163, 8:00am-4:30pm or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The State of Michigan hotline is 1-888-535-6136 and is operational daily 8:00am – 5:00pm or email questions to COVID19@michigan.gov.
This information was submitted via a press release from the Joint Information Center.