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Half-Priced Radon Test Kits Available Through February

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Angela Parson for the information in this story.) January is National Radon Action Month, and the Washtenaw County Health Department is encouraging residents to test their homes for this harmful gas. Radon test kits … Read more

County Health Department Weather Preparedness Survey Results

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler Cerniglia for the information in this story.) The Washtenaw County Health Department is releasing an Extreme Weather Preparedness Survey Summary detailing findings from a local survey of older adults in Washtenaw. The … Read more

‘Tis the Season for Fall Vaccinations

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler-Cerniglia for the information in this story.) We’re entering the time of year where more people get sick from COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Vaccinations are critically important in protecting health and preventing serious … Read more

Independent Lake Beach Open for Swimming

Aug. 1, 2023 update: Test results are now below actionable levels at Independence Lake Beach. The beach is open for swimming. Weekly monitoring will continue. This update is posted on our website.  

Independence Lake Beach Closed for Swimming

The Washtenaw County Health Department is closing Independence Lake Beach due to high levels of E. coli bacteria. Independence Lake Beach is located at Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd, Whitmore Lake. The high levels were detected through routine … Read more

Independence, Sugarloaf Lake Beach Swimming Update

UPDATE July 28, 2023: For Independence Lake Beach: Test results are now below actionable levels. The beach will reopen for swimming Saturday, 7/29. Weekly monitoring will continue. For Sugarloaf Lake Beach: The swimming closure has been lifted, but an advisory … Read more

Sugarloaf, Independence Lakes Beaches Closed for Swimming

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler Cerniglia for the information in this story.)  The Washtenaw County Health Department is closing Sugarloaf Lake Beach in Waterloo Recreation Area and Independence Lake Beach due to high levels of E. coli … Read more

Fight the Bite: Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illness

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler-Cerniglia for the information in this story.) Washtenaw County Health Department reminds local residents to prevent mosquito bites. Mosquitoes recently collected in Washtenaw County have tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus and West … Read more

COVID-19 Mortality Report: 2020-2023

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler-Cerniglia for the information in this story.) Washtenaw County Health Department has released a COVID-19 Mortality Report on the first three years of the pandemic (March 1, 2020 – Feb 25, 2023). While … Read more

Stay Healthy: Mosquito and Tick Season is Upon Us

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler-Cerniglia for the information in this story.)  As the weather warms up, the Washtenaw County Health Department is reminding residents to take steps to prevent tick and mosquito bites while enjoying the outdoors. … Read more

Take the Washtenaw County Community Health Survey

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler-Cerniglia for the information in this story.) The Washtenaw County Health Department is inviting residents to share what they think about health in our county by taking the Washtenaw County Community Health Survey. … Read more