Waiting for your testing results-

If you were tested with Honu and still waiting for a test result, please call 855-873-6996 or email covid19help@honumg.com

 

Click the links below for information:

COVID-19 Community Levels

Where can I get COVID-19 Tested?
What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19
What to do if you're diagnosed with COVID-19

Questions and inquiries can be emailed to hotline@bldhd.org

 

Michigan's COVID-19 CASE DATA

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

MIsafestart Map

K-12 Aged ISD Reporting

 


COVID-19 Vaccine

MDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Finder

 

   

 

Moderately or severely immunosuppressed information:

Some people are immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system, because of a medical condition and treatment for the condition. Other people have a weakened immune system because of a life-long condition. Being immunocompromised can make you more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 or be sick for a longer period of time.

People are considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised due to several types of conditions and treatments, including:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

For people who are immunocompromised, the third primary dose is the final dose of the primary series of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised or severely allergic to COVID-19 vaccines, you may be eligible for Evusheld, a medicine given by your healthcare provider to help prevent you from getting COVID-19. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if this option is right for you.

 

Booster Dose Information:

Boosters are shots that enhance or restore protection against COVID-19, which may have decreased over time. You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.

People ages 18 years and older may get a different product for a booster than they got for their primary series. Children and teens ages 5 through 17 years who got a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series must get Pfizer-BioNTech for a booster.

People ages 18 through 49 years who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their 1st booster. J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine cannot be used as a 2nd booster dose. The 2nd booster is not required to be considered up to date for people ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster.

Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when you can get boosters to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Adults ages 18 years and older

1 booster, preferably of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For most people at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • For immunocompromised individuals at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series (3rd dose)

2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

  • For adults ages 50 years and older at least 4 months after the 1st booster
  • For immunocompromised individuals, at least 4 months after 1st booster

Children and teens ages 12 – 17 years

1 booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months (3 months after 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals) after the final dose in the primary series

2nd booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for immunocompromised individuals at least 4 months after the 1st booster

Children ages 5- 11 years

1 booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is recommended at least 5 months (3 months after 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals) after the final dose in the primary series

Children ages 6 months - 4 years

Booster is not recommended for this age group at this time

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

 


What is the health department doing in response to COVID-19?

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is working with federal, state, and local partners to coordinate the response to COVID-19.  This includes investigation and contact tracing of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases; coordination of testing for those who meet criteria; providing information to health care providers and the public; and planning and conducting COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

 

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Press Releases and other Communication

Archived COVID-19 Related Releases

Archived 2020 COVID-19 Update Releases

 

What Should Individuals Be Doing To Protect Themselves?

The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to follow the same general guidelines to protect yourself from flu and other common illnesses.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, especially before eating, before touching your face/eyes/mouth, after coughing or sneezing, and after touching surfaces that have been touched by many others.  Wash for at least 20 seconds.  if soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue
  • Clean frequently touched objects with regular household cleaners
  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Get Vaccinated when eligible
  • Wear a face mask indoors. Face Covering Guidance

 

COVID-19 Information Hotlines

If you have questions, please call our Public Health Information Line - 1-231-882-2197.                                                            (Voicemail Box for COVID-19 questions answered by Public Health Professionals)
 

MDHHS Hotline: 1-888-535-6136 or email COVID19@michigan.gov
(Experts answering COVID-19-related questions - Open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)

Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline: 231-935-0951
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19, Options to speak with a Munson Team Member - Recording available 24/7)

2-1-1 Hotline
(Get connected with needed resources from across our communities - Calls - 24 hours, Text & Chat, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday)

 

Guidance and Recommended Information

Where to find updated information about COVID-19:

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Household and Family Information:

           Symptoms of COVID-19

            If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

            Treatments and Theraputics

            CDC- Isolation & Quarantine guidance

            Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People and COVID-19

            Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

            Traveler Information

           MDHHS K-12 Schools Guidance