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July 4, 2020 — WUPHD received notification late last night of the first COVID-19 positive case in Ontonagon County. The Health Department continues to investigate to determine if additional people have been in close contact with the individual. “We will be closely monitoring any individuals who may have had direct, personal contact with the identified…

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Hancock, MI – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) encourages residents to continue practicing safe steps to reduce the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 during this holiday weekend and as summer weather continues. The more low risk choices people make during a gathering, the more protection we all have. “There has been a…

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Baraga County – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announces that it has partnered with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and the Michigan National Guard (MING) to provide a free community wide COVID-19 test site. The event will be held this Friday, June 19, 2020, from 11 am…

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June 15, 2020 – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) announces that it will discontinue the current reporting format for COVID-19 testing numbers in the five-county jurisdiction. WUPHD currently reports out based upon information entered into the Michigan Disease Surveillance System or MDSS. “As community testing has increased, the current reporting system is no…

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