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March 12, 2020 12:05 PM

CITY SERVICES OPERATING AS NORMAL NOV. 18-DEC. 8

From November 18-December 8, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has issued a 3-week 'Pause to Save Lives' to combat rising COVID-19 levels. City services will operate as normal. Many employees will work remotely during this time. Please conduct all business through our website, by phone, or via email if possible instead of visiting City facilities in-person.

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March 30, 2020 2:14 PM

March 30, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City of Midland Parks and Recreation has closed the playground equipment in all City of Midland-maintained parks effective immediately until further notice.

The closures come in response to public health directives urging organizations to curb the potential spread of COVID-19 by closing or limiting public access to areas that attract congregations of people.

Residents may continue to use City parks and trails for outdoor exercise as outlined in Executive Order 2020-21 (“Stay Home, Stay Safe”) issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday, March 23. Park visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and hygiene guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, which include maintaining at least six (6) feet of distance between individuals, washing hands frequently, and avoiding touching your face.

More information on City parks and a map of the City’s park locations can be found online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/recreation.

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March 24, 2020 2:21 PM

In an effort to further limit our staff's person-to-person contact in line with Governor Gretchen Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, the Sanitary Landfill will be closed on Saturdays and open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. for commercial customers only through Monday, April 13. Residential customers will not be permitted to access the Landfill.

March 23, 2020 3:13 PM

Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Midland County

MIDLAND, MI. Laboratory testing has identified Midland County’s fourth positive case for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is a physician at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. The Midland County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is working closely with MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland to identify patients and staff that may have been exposed. Those identified as potential exposures will be contacted and provided the appropriate guidance per CDC recommendations.

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear between two (2) and fourteen (14) days after exposure.

Midland County Department of Public Health continues to encourage residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
• Continue to practice social distancing as recommended by Federal, State and Local Officials
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Disinfect commonly touched surfaces
• Stay home when you are sick
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
“We cannot stress enough how important it is for our community to be diligent in their community mitigation efforts. We know that COVID-19 is in our community, and our residents can make a huge impact on slowing the spread of disease by following the recommended precautions.” said Fred Yanoski, Director/Health Officer at the Midland County Department of Public Health.

Additionally, MidMichigan Health has a COVID-19 informational hotline with a reminder of CDC guidelines and recommendations. The hotline can be reached toll-free at (800) 445-7356 or (989) 794-7600. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also has a hotline number for Michigan residents for questions about COVID-19. The number is 1-888-535-6136 and is available seven days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Residents can also send an e-mail to: COVID19@michigan.gov. E-mails will be answered seven days a week between 8:00am and 5:00pm.