flu season

Washtenaw County Health Department / washtenaw.org

The number of COVID-19 cases in Washtenaw County have been trending up for awhile and have gotten worse in the past couple of weeks, according to Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, communications and health promotion administrator for the Washtenaw County Public Health Department. 

She talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about the latest involving the pandemic in the local community.


Local efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 are having some positive side effects.

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At least two flu shot pop-up clinics will be held this weekend in Washtenaw County.  

Dan Kelly
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County / annarborshelter.org

Fall weather is here, and winter is right around the corner.  The services required to aid and assist the area's homeless increase every year during the cold weather seasons.  Now add in the potentially lethal combination of COVID-19 and flu, and things change even more.  On this week's "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair gets together with Dan Kelly, executive director of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, to discuss how services have and will continue to evolve during these challenging times. 

Susan Cerniglia
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Many of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders were struck down by the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday.  That created a great deal of uncertainty among residents and businesses about COVID-19 protocol and regulations.  For clarification, the Washtenaw County Health Department issued four orders of its own on Monday.  Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia joined WEMU's David Fair to further explain the county response. 

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Test results on a third possible case of Coronavirus in Washtenaw County came back negative early Friday, January 31st.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Washtenaw County Health Department communications manager Susan Cerniglia about that and how the virus compares to the seasonal flu season which she says continues to spread.

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Washtenaw County health officials are encouraging residents who haven’t gotten a flu vaccine to do so before the year is over.