Western UP Health Department

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December 29, 2020 — WUPHD began vaccinating healthcare workers and residents of certain congregate living facilities with recently received Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. As limited supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine have started to arrive in the area, residents are asking “When will COVID-19 vaccine be available to me?” WUPHD expects vaccine administration to roll out over…

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January 5, 2021 — In response to the tremendous economic hardships faced by the restaurant industry as a result of COVID-19, the State has developed a set of resources to help restaurants with their operations during the pandemic. Several State Departments are hosting a webinar for restaurant owners and representatives on Tuesday, January 5 from 3:30 –…

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WUPHD held an informational meeting on proposed changes to its long-standing sanitary (septic) health code on Monday, December 7th at 5:30 p.m. ET. The revised code will be known as the U. P. Environmental Health Code (UPEHC) and will apply to Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. The U.P. Environmental Health Code, is proposed…

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January 18, 2021 — Coronavirus statistics for the five-county Western Upper Peninsula jurisdiction. *Probable cases are those that meet clinical and epidemiology criteria with no confirmatory laboratory test performed for COVID-19.**People are considered Recovered if they had a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 (or were considered a probable case) and are alive 30 days after symptom…

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