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 Daily Briefs will be shared each weekday through the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Updates from Western U.P. Health Department
- The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is investigating a positive COVID-19 case in Gogebic County in a non-resident. The person recently traveled from an urban area to visit family. WUPHD is currently interviewing the person and informing any close contacts about exposure risk. The case was briefly reported by the state as a Gogebic County resident as they sought medical attention locally.
“We must continue to be diligent in our efforts to prevent a large outbreak,” said Kate Beer, Health Officer at WUPHD. “I urge you to continue limiting travel and to practice good hygiene by washing your hands, staying home if you are ill, and thoroughly cleaning commonly touched surfaces.”
- Bessemer to reopen city hall, library in phases, via Daily Globe
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