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Yes, Lenawee County has COVID-19 tests.
Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their primary care physician who will assess them over the phone and order testing if indicated. If you do not have a primary care physician, you may contact the Lenawee County Health Department at (517) 264-5226, Option 5 to speak with a Public Health Nurse. Urgent care facilities can also assess you and order testing if indicated. Please call them beforehand as they will likely assess you over the phone instead of having you visit the facility if COVID-19 is suspected.
Testing is done by appointment only and must be ordered by a health care provider. If you do not have a primary care physician, you may contact the Lenawee County Health Department at (517) 264-5226, Option 5 to speak with a Public Health Nurse. Lenawee County residents are being tested by ProMedica Health System.
ProMedica Health System is performing tests daily as ordered by health care providers by appointment at outpatient facilities.
No. The cases reported for Lenawee are only residents of Lenawee County. The patients that may be brought in from other areas are counted by their home county according to the State’s reporting guidelines. College students that temporarily reside in Lenawee County for the duration of the school year are counted as Lenawee County cases.
Michigan Department of Corrections prisoner numbers are reported separately. Staff numbers are included in the Lenawee County numbers if the staff member is a Lenawee County resident.
In Lenawee County, you need orders from a healthcare provider to get testing at any of the outpatient facilities through Promedica. There are other testing facilities outside of the county and a the State of Michigan has a test finder here. Please contact these facilities first before you go to determine their requirements and your testing eligibility prior to travel.
The Center for Family Health in Jackson is seeing new patients and will see you even if you don’t have insurance. They have a sliding scale for payment and will not refuse treatment if you do not have the ability to pay. They also have tests available on site.
To break the chain of infection, the Health Department will contact residents who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Close contact is defined as anyone who was within 6 feet of the COVID positive person for more than 15 minutes during the two days before symptoms appeared. The Health Department will contact those residents who may be at risk of infection and give them information to help them understand how to keep others safe. They will be asked to stay home, monitor themselves for illness, and seek help if they are ill.
No names are released and everyone’s identities are protected. The Health Department will never ask for personal identification, like your social security number, driver’s license, or credit card information.
Beginning June 15, 2020, all nursing homes must conduct COVID-19 diagnostic testing as follows
i. Initial testing of all residents and staff;
ii. Testing of all new or returning residents
iii. Testing any resident or staff member with symptoms or suspected exposure;
iv. Weekly testing of all residents and staff in facilities with any positive cases among residents or staff, until 14 days after the last new positive;
v. Weekly testing of all staff in regions of medium or higher risk on the MI Safe Start Map
The Lenawee County Health Department has been working in conjunction with the Migrant Resource Council during this pandemic to make sure workers have access to screening and preventative supplies.
Our website is translatable into Spanish and we have been posting information in Spanish throughout this crisis.
The state recently issued an emergency order requiring migrant workers to be tested. The health department has worked with local partners to ensure this testing has happened. For full details about the emergency order, visit: MDHHS.
If you have been in close contact with your co-worker: You should self-quarantine away from others for 14 days since the last day you had contact with that person. Your employer might contact you with further instructions. We will call you to discuss your risk and provide quarantine information. If you develop symptoms of respiratory illness, and are concerned about your health, please call your healthcare provider.
If you have not been in close contact with your co-worker: You should monitor yourself for symptoms of respiratory illness and remember to practice good physical distancing, but quarantine may not required. It is possible that your employer or the Health Department will contact you. You should follow any instructions from your employer and the Health Department carefully. If you develop any symptoms, you should self-isolate at home and contact a healthcare provider if you are concerned about your health. Remember to follow appropriate precautions for cleaning your work area, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.
Yes, the Lenawee County Health Department is notified. They work closely with the designated contact at the college on contact tracing and case investigation. Students are isolated and quarantined as necessary.
Yes, students that temporarily reside in Lenawee County for the duration of the school year are counted as Lenawee County cases.
Cases are tracked by the individual, not by the number of tests administered. If someone is tested multiple times, they are counted as one case for Lenawee County.