Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidance for schools Monday, recommending that all students over 2 years old, along with staff, wear masks, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

After declining steeply for six months, coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, thanks to the delta variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that new cases are up by nearly 70% in just a week. Hospitalizations are up by nearly 36%.

With about a third of adults in the U.S. still completely unvaccinated, and cases of COVID-19 on the rise, the U.S. surgeon general is calling for a war against "health misinformation."

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The highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has turned up in Michigan. It’s the latest hurdle to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ingham County Health Department is marking National HIV Test Day with free tests on Friday.

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A new messaging system is helping parents of babies in Sparrow Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit monitor how their newborns are doing.

Ingham County’s top health official says low COVID-19 case rates are likely this summer.


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The city of Jackson plans to apply for a loan that would jumpstart the replacement of water service lines containing lead.


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Restrictions on restaurant capacity and hours of operation are starting to ease in Michigan.

Ingham County’s top health official says it’s a step towards what she calls an “exit strategy” for moving the industry back to normal.

Picture of a vial of a COVID-19 vaccine
Photo courtesy / Canva

Families can gain free admission to the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing Saturday as part of an Ingham County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination drive.


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