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New Coronavirus Variant Found in Jackson, COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Expands In Washtenaw County

Susan Cerniglia
Doug Coombe
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Concentrate Media

The first case of the COVID-19 variant originating from South Africa has been confirmed in Michigan's Jackson County.  While contact tracing is underway, traditional prevention methods, like wearing masks and distancing, are recommended to help prevent its spread.  Meantime, vaccination eligibility has been expanded, and more doses are becoming available.  WEMU's David Fair picked up the latest information from Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Ringler-Cerniglia.

RESOURCES:

South African variant of the Coronavirus discovered in Jackson County Youngster

Washtenaw County Health Department

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Site

Breakdown of Washtenaw County COVID-19 Cases

CDC COVID-19 Information

CDC COVID-19 Variant Information

Washtenaw County Health COVID-19 Testing Information

Washtenaw County COVID-19 Vaccination Info

CDC Post-Vaccination Guidelines

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