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June 13, 2022 – Gogebic & Ontonagon Counties, MI – The first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed on June 10, 2022 in an eaglein Gogebic County and a white pelican in Ontonagon County. No human illness has been associated with this detection. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is sharing this information to alert…

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May 5, 2022 – Warm weather is finally coming to Michigan and that means the start of the picnic and barbecue season. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is reminding consumers to take precautions when preparing, holding, and serving foods in warmer weather to prevent foodborne illness. “Food which hasn’t been cooked…

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Find out what’s going on in your community. What’s UP is a texting service for families with children – Get fun health facts, alerts & emergency announcements. To sign up, scan the QR Code below or click on the image to get started. It’s quick & easy!

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CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator takes the stress out of figuring when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask. Developed in response to requests from partners and the public, the calculator provides important information about what precautions people with COVID-19…

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Michigan food establishments must employ at least one full-time certified food manager who actively manages the food service operations at least 30 hours per week. In order to become a certified food safety manager, a person must attend an accredited program through the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and successfully pass a proctored exam. A…

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Hancock — Western UP Health Department is offering drive-up COVID testing services at their Hancock office location. Testing is available by appointment weekdays, between 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Specimens collected at the drive-up site will be processed by the newly constructed Western UP Regional Public Health Laboratory, located within the Health Department’s main office.…

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