Ottawa County's COVID-19 Response Updates March 30, 2020


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March 30, 2020 Updates

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Media Contact: Kristina Wieghmink, OCDPH public information officer I mobile/text 616-510-8523

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Case Counts

As of March 30, 2020, Ottawa County has 30 positive COVID-19 cases. Positive case counts are updated daily by 4 pm at Since there is evidence of COVID-19 community spread, every location should be considered a potential risk. People of any age, even those who do not have any symptoms, could be a carrier of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This is why we all must do our part and Stay Home – Stay Safe – Save Lives (EO 2020-21) to slow the spread of the virus. We must follow social distancing and exceptional hygiene to minimize exposure and break the chain of infection.

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Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments

With the Stay Home-Stay Safe order in place and people wanting to slow the spread of COVID-19, many may be tempted to buy or use questionable products that claim to help diagnose, treat, cure and even prevent COVID-19. Because COVID-19 has never been seen in humans before, there are currently no vaccines to prevent or drugs to treat COVID-19 approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is working with vaccine and drug manufacturers to develop new vaccines for and find drugs to treat COVID-19 as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, some people and companies are trying to profit from this pandemic by selling unproven and illegally marketed products that make false claims, such as being effective against the coronavirus. These fraudulent products that claim to cure, treat or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness and might be dangerous to you and your family. The FDA is particularly concerned that these deceptive and misleading products might cause Americans to delay or stop appropriate medical treatment, leading to serious and life-threatening harm. It’s likely that the products do not do what they claim, and the ingredients in them could cause adverse effects and could interact with, and potentially interfere with, essential medications. READ MORE

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Be sure to use the hashtag #OttawaStaysHome on all your social media platforms and tell us why you stay home and what you’re doing to occupy the time. The county will share its favorite posts, images and videos. Be creative! Visit 

Give Blood

Blood supply is low and we strongly encourage people to continue to donate blood. Visit Versiti and American Red Cross for more information.

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State Press Conference

COVID-19 Updates from Governor Whitmer’s press conference, March 30, 2020

Additional Food Assistance for Michigan Families

Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will have access to additional food assistance benefits as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and about 27,000 individuals will be temporarily exempt from federal work requirements, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced today. READ MORE

Michigan Attorney General Plans Video Updates Regularly

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has received hundreds of phone calls, emails and social media posts from Michiganders asking how Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders impact them, and in response to those questions, Nessel will issue videos regularly to provide answers and more clarity for residents.

Nessel today released a second video (first video) providing answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the orders, including whether businesses should notify employees if one of their coworkers has contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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