Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information & Resources
- Ionia County Health Department Service Changes & Closures During COVID-19 Crisis
The Ionia County Health Department (ICHD) is continuously working on preparedness and response planning for COVID-19. In order to help meet social distancing recommendations, and to help free up staff to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, changes are being made to service delivery in the following Health Department programs:
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Staff are available to help manage client benefits by phone. Call if you have questions.
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP): Home and office visits are not occurring at this time. Staff are available to assist clients by phone.
Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS): Home and office visits are not occurring at this time. Staff will continue to provide program services including Care Coordination and Plan of Care by phone.
STD: Call to speak to a nurse.
Immunizations: By Appointment.
Environmental Health: Regular services are being offered, with some minor exceptions. The Health Department building remains closed to the public. Please call our office with your request for services and our staff will assist you.
These changes are effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.
- Ionia County Case Demographics
- Information and Executive Orders from the State
- For Workplaces
- ICHD Re-Opening Guidance for Local Businesses
- Guide for Re-opening Child Care Facilities
- ICHD COVID-19 Child Care Order
- Workplace Checklist/Response Plan
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- MIOSHA Guidelines for Gymnasiums
- COVID-19 Food Establishments Best Practices
- FEMA Reimbursement: COVID-19 Public Assistance
- CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces and Workplaces
- Michigan COVID-19 Business Response Center
- Where can I find PPE?
- Requirements and Guidance for Personal Care Services
- COVID-19 Health and Safety Information
- COVID-19 Information & Resources: MDHHS | CDC | WHO
- Effective Disinfectants | Disinfection Guidance
- I Think I Have Been Exposed To COVID 19, What Should I Do?
- Medicaid and COVID-19
- COVID-19 Food Safety Shopping and Handling Groceries
- COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults
- Watch: How to Make Your Own Mask
- COVID Mask Production
- Social Distancing, Self-Monitoring, Quarantine, Isolation (Spanish)
- CDC COVID-19 Spanish Language Page
- Different Types of COVID Tests
- Safer Gatherings
- I Have Been Tested, What Now?
What does the Ionia County Health Department do for the Community?
We empower residents to live long and healthy lives by protecting the environment, providing health services, and educating the public to achieve positive health outcomes.
Your Ionia County Health Department is a leader in improving the health and well-being of the community.
Protect you from health threats, the everyday and exceptional. We make sure tap water you drink, the restaurant food you eat and the air you breathe are all safe. We are ready to respond to any health emergency be it bioterrorism or an environmental hazard and we work constantly to prevent disease outbreaks.
Provide healthy solutions for everyone. Your Ionia County Health Department ensures that everyone can get the preventative care they need to avoid chronic disease and to help maintain their health. We provide flu shots for the elderly and help mothers obtain prenatal care that give their babies a healthy start. We also offer a program that provides children with regular check-ups, immunizations, and good nutrition to help them grow and learn.
Educate you and your neighbors about good health. We provide information; pamphlets at your doctor’s office, public service announcements in the media, programs in schools, and detailed websites that allow you to make healthy decisions everyday like exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking or simply washing your hands to keep from spreading illness.
Advancing Community Health. Your Ionia County Health Department plays a vital role in developing new policies and standards that address existing and emerging challenges to your community’s health while enforcing a range of laws intended to keep you safe. We are constantly working, through research and rigorous staff training, to maintain our unique expertise and deliver up-to-date, cutting-edge health programs.