In collaboration with the Western U.P. Health Department and Emergency Operation Centers in Baraga County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County, Copper Country Strong Briefs will be shared regularly through the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently, they are released on Thursdays.
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UPDATES FROM WESTERN U.P. HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The case rate in the Western U.P. decreased slightly to 470.8 cases per 100,000 population from 488. In that time Houghton County dropped, while the other four counties all saw their case race jump, in the cases of Baraga and Keweenaw counties it was a dramatic rise. One person in the Western U.P. died in that seven-day period. Vaccination rates in the four-county area currently sit at 53.4%. Ontonagon County has the highest rate in the area at 62.2%, while Baraga is at 47.2%.
If you're interested in getting a vaccine, many regional providers have same-day availability. Visit coppercountrystrong.com/vaccine to find out where you can get one in the Western U.P.
LIMITED COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTING AND VACCINATION CLINICS
The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announces that it has partnered with the Michigan National Guard to provide additional free community wide COVID-19 antigen testing and vaccination sites at several locations in the health district.
The new clinic schedule for November, including clinic locations are as follows:
- Tuesday, 11/9, 11/23, and 11/30, Memorial Building, 213 S Marquette St., Ironwood, MI, 11 AM to 6 PM CT.
- Wednesday, 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17, Ontonagon Village Fire Hall, 315 River St., Ontonagon, MI, 10 AM to 5 PM ET.
- Thursday 11/18 ONLY, 821 Water Street, Hancock, MI, 8 AM to 6 PM ET.
Moderna and J&J vaccine will be available at all clinics. Pfizer vaccine is available on a limited basis; please call your local health department office for more information. Booster shot are available per CDC guidelines.
Pre-registration is not required, and participants do not need insurance, a prescription or a doctor’s order to be tested. Participants are encouraged to wear a mask and bring a driver’s license or other photo ID.
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