Health dept. issues mask advisory ahead of Thanksgiving as state leads nation in COVID-19

Flint, MI–The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a public health advisory ahead of Thanksgiving encouraging everyone ages two and older to wear masks at indoor gatherings regardless of their vaccination status. While the health department is only recommending mask use–stopping short of issuing a new mask mandate–it encouraged businesses to implement their…

Here’s a list of Flint drop-in COVID vaccine clinics through Nov. 11

Flint, MI— The Genesee County Health Department alongside several other health organizations are offering several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Flint, Mich. as an ongoing effort to get more people vaccinated.  For all clinics, there are no out-of-pocket costs, deductibles, or co-payments. Insurance is not required to get a vaccination. As of this week, 5-11 year…

Genesee County prepares for pediatric COVID vaccine rollout: here’s what you need to know

Genesee County, MI— Beginning Nov. 3, children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 pediatric vaccine, and Genesee County health officials are gearing up to distribute the shot as early as next week. The pediatric vaccine received emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration and was recommended by the Centers…

COVID cases show overall decrease in Flint area

Genesee County, MI—COVID cases continue to fluctuate week after week.  In Genesee County, cases decreased 10%, down from 797 to 719 for the week of Oct. 17. In the City of Flint, cases increased 10%, up from127 to 139 for the same week, according to a recent report from the Flint Center for Health Equity…

Here’s a list of Flint drop-in COVID vaccine clinics through Nov. 4

Flint, MI— The Genesee County Health Department alongside several other health organizations are offering several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Flint, Mich. as an ongoing effort to get more people vaccinated.  For all clinics, there are no out-of-pocket costs, deductibles, or co-payments. Insurance is not required to get a vaccination. All minors must be accompanied by…

Carman-Ainsworth high schoolers call for more preventative COVID measures

(This story had been updated to reflect that Carman-Ainsworth High School Principal Charles LaClear did not tell students they would not be able to walk for graduation. LaClear has responded saying he has “never threatened commencement for students being empowered to protect themselves.”) Flint, MI— Describing Carman-Ainsworth High School as an “unhealthy and contaminated environment,”…

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