Search User Login Menu
Tools
Close
Close

News | Wisconsin | Michigan

News/Wisconsin | Michigan
Lake Superior News Headlines Region. Northern Wisconsin, Marquette, Houghton, Keweenaw, Upper Peninsula, Upper Michigan, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Banners

Latest News | Wisconsin | Michigan

Chippewa County Health Department and War Memorial Hospital Offer COVID-19 Update

Chippewa County Health Department and War Memorial Hospital Offer COVID-19 Update

SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN ~~~~~  November 11, 2020  (LSN)  As COVID-19 cases drastically increase in Chippewa County, the local hospital and health department ask residents to take precautions to slow community spread of the novel virus. “As we experience a surge in our area, we want everyone to take the necessary precautions. Wear a mask, social distance and practice proper hand hygiene” said David Jahn, CEO of War Memorial Hospital (WMH).  Across the river from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

On October 10, 2020, the case count for Chippewa County was 95. As of November 10, 2020, the case count was 404. This is an average increase of 10 new cases per day. “With the significant increase in cases, it has become more difficult to rapidly contact everyone who has tested positive or who is considered a close contact of a positive case,” said Karen Senkus, Health Officer for Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD).

WMH and CCHD are urging community members who test positive for COVID-19 to complete an isolation period of 10 days, regardless of if they are contacted by health officials. Positive individuals should remain in isolation until all of the following conditions are met:

  •  10 days from onset of symptoms (or from positive test result)
  •  Fever-free for 24 hours, and
  •  Symptoms have improved

COVID-19 positive individuals are asked to contact their close contacts to alert them of the exposure. Due to the overwhelming number of cases, there may be a delay from CCHD staff in contacting a positive individual’s close contacts.

If a person is identified as a close contact, they should quarantine for 14 days post-exposure. Close contacts are defined as:

  •  Those who were with the COVID-19-positive individual while contagious (while symptomatic or up to two days before symptoms began, or the individual received a positive test if asymptomatic), AND
  •  Those who spent 15 or more minutes over the course of 24 hours within six feet of the COVID-19- positive person.

Isolation and quarantine mean staying home from work (and away from other household members as much as possible), school, social gatherings, extracurricular activities and any other public place except when seeking medical care. Avoiding crowds, limiting time with others not from the same household, wearing a mask in public, and following good hygiene practices may prevent local health facilities from becoming overwhelmed.

The State of Michigan has a COVID-19 hotline, available Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 by calling 1-888-535- 6136. If you believe your symptoms are life threatening, call 911.

For the latest information from CCHD & WMH on the COVID-19 pandemic,
visit our  webpages www.warmemorialhosptial.org or www.chippewahd.com

-30-

#LSN_Health #LSN_MiNews

 

  • 11 November 2020
  • Author: Robert McKenzie
  • Number of views: 2656
  • Comments: 0
Print

Follow LSN on Twitter

Latest News

Avoid Placing Deer Stands In Ash Trees

ash trees that are dead or dying from emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation

Robert McKenzie 0 3241 Article rating: No rating

MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~  November 12, 2020 (LSN)  With deer season underway, and the 9-day gun deer season fast approaching, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to avoid placing deer stands in or near ash trees.

#LSN_WiscNews  #LSN_Outdoors

 

CHANGE TO COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATIONS

CHIPPEWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Robert McKenzie 0 3070 Article rating: No rating

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, COUNTY, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~  November 13, 2020 (LSN)  Chippewa Health Department (CCHD) is alerting the public that due to the extreme increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Chippewa county, case investigations conducted with individuals will now be prioritized based on risk. CCHD staff is unable to conduct full case investigations with every case and will focus on cases identified in congregate living facilities, K-12 schools, healthcare workers, first responders and the elderly

#LSN_MiNews #LSN_Health

Chippewa County Health Department and War Memorial Hospital Offer COVID-19 Update

Robert McKenzie 0 2656 Article rating: 5.0

SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN ~~~~~  November 11, 2020  (LSN)  As COVID-19 cases drastically increase in Chippewa County, the local hospital and health department ask residents to take precautions to slow community spread of the novel virus. “As we experience a surge in our area, we want everyone to take the necessary precautions. Wear a mask, social distance and practice proper hand hygiene” said David Jahn, CEO of War Memorial Hospital (WMH).

Algoma Health Unit Advisory on Cross-Border Travel

Chippewa County, Michigan

James Brown 0 3843 Article rating: No rating

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~~~  November 5, 2020  (LSN)  Due to rising COVID-19 cases throughout late October in Chippewa County, Michigan, Algoma Public Health (APH) is issuing a special advisory for Algoma residents who regularly cross the Canada-US border for work or study. Even if you are exempt from federal travel and quarantine restrictions

#LSN_Health  #LSN_SSM

One Million And Counting: Wisconsin

Reaches New Milestone In Avian Citizen Science

Robert McKenzie 0 2924 Article rating: No rating

MADISON, WISCONSIN, September 29, 2020 (LSN)  Ranked second nationally in birdwatching participation and a longtime high flyer in bird monitoring, conservation and citizen science, Wisconsin has added another feather to its cap. The state’s bird lovers have submitted more than one million checklists to eBird, the popular online platform for reporting bird observations.

#LSN_Outdoors

fish dealer facing charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp

Li Fish Farm, LLC, a Grant County-based fish company

Robert McKenzie 0 5309 Article rating: No rating

MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~  September 22, 2020 (LSN)  A wholesale fish dealer from Platteville is facing state charges for allegedly illegally selling Asian carp, Wisconsin’s most prominent and highly destructive invasive species.

#LSN_Outdoors

Wolves reintroduced on Isle Royale are starting to settle in

Robert McKenzie 0 5063 Article rating: No rating

ISLE ROYAL, NATIONAL PARK, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~  September 16, 2020  (LSN)  Wolves that have been transported to Isle Royale National Park as part of a plan to restore ecological balance to the island in Lake Superior seem to be making themselves at home. That’s according to a new report from the long-running wolf study at the site conducted by Michigan Technological University and the National Park Service.

#LSN_CookCounty  #LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_CircleTour

Archery And Crossbow Deer Hunting Seasons Open

Wisconsin

Robert McKenzie 0 5780 Article rating: No rating

MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~ September 13, 2020   (LSN)  Deer hunters throughout the state will have their first opportunity to enjoy the woods this fall with the opening of the 2020 archery and crossbow deer seasons, which run concurrently statewide from Sept. 12 to Jan. 3, 2021. The archery and crossbow seasons are extended to January 31, 2021 in metro sub-units, and many counties will offer the antlerless-only holiday hunt between the Christmas and New Year holidays.   Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Ontario 

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_CircleTour

123

Latest News

1345678910Last

Wisconsin Michigan Events

«December 2020»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910

Banners

Copyright 2007 ~ 2020 Lake Superior Media.
Back To Top