Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Everyone has a role to play in staying healthy.
The CDC's COVID-19 Community Level indicators provide a broad framework for jurisdictions to use and adapt as needed based on local needs. Updated by the CDC weekly, the purpose of the Community Level framework is to provide guidance on recommendations for public health interventions and whether prevention strategies should be increased or relaxed. Due to the nature of how this is calculated, community levels can swing from low to high in a short amount of time, and the public should consider the larger picture in addition to the guidance of the Community Levels. At all levels (low, medium, or high), people can wear a mask and take additional precautions based on personal preference, informed by their personal level of risk. Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccine is recommended regardless of the risk level.
Calhoun County's current community risk level: LOW
CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community level. New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge.
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- Press Release: COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Children Six Months and Older (6-28-22)
- JIC Briefing: COVID Cycle, Quarantine Guidance, Testing (5-12-22)
- JIC Briefing: BA.2 Variant, Symptoms, COVID-19 Cycle (4-22-22)
- Press Release: Second Booster Dose Walk-In Clinics Available (3-31-22)
- Press Release: Public Health Department Updates Local Orders (2-18-22)
- Press Release: Free KN95 Face Masks for Calhoun County Residents (1-27-22)
- JIC Briefing: Omicron variant identified in Calhoun County, Quarantine & Isolation guidance (1-5-21)
- JIC Briefing: Hospitalizations in Calhoun County, Vaccine Clinic Info, and Holiday Gatherings (12-2-21)
- Press Release: COVID-19 Boosters Available for All Adults (11-22-21)
- JIC Briefing: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5 to 11 Years
- JIC Briefing: Clinics Available For Third Pfizer Dose(9-29-21)
- JIC Briefing: Updates COVID-19 Recommendations (8-18-21)
- JIC Briefing: Updates COVID-19 Recommendations (8-3-21)
- JIC Briefing: Vaccine Information, Mi Shot to Win, Vaccine Ambassadors (7-15-21)
- JIC Briefing: Vaccine Information & Incentives, Face Mask Recommendations, and MIOSHA (6-23-21)
- JIC Briefing: Vaccine Information, Courts Update, and Safety Grant Program (6-9-21)
- JIC Briefing: Calhoun County Vaccine Information , Vaccine Status, Face Mask Order 12-15 (5-26-21)
- Press Release: Pfizer vaccine authorized, available to 12-15 year olds (5-13-21)
- JIC Briefing: Calhoun County Walk-in Clinics , MI Vacc to Normal, Vaccination for 12-15 (5-12-21)
- Press Release: Calhoun County Public Health Department Expands Vaccination Efforts With Local Hospital Partners (5-11-21)
The Calhoun County Joint Operations Center formed March 23, 2020, and has sent unified communications since then. Click here to see all JOC communications.