CHIPPEWA County, Michigan – Through continued case investigation and contact
tracing stemming from two positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend, Chippewa
County Health Department (CCHD) has determined there maybe additional, undiagnosed
COVID-19 cases within the Amish community.
As this situation evolves, CCHD staff are reaching out to individuals whose names have
been provided by positive individuals during contact trace. If you have not been
contacted by CCHD staff but have had direct, sustained contact with any symptomatic
member of the Amish community or other positive individuals within the last two weeks,
please monitor for symptoms and contact the health department at 906-635-1566.
Chippewa County residents are asked to continue to treat our Amish community
members with kindness and support.
The health department is again reminding residents to always assume the virus is present
when they are in public places and take all recommended prevention measures: wear a
face covering when in close contact with others or indoor areas, follow social distancing
guidelines (distance of 6 feet or more), and avoid large gatherings, especially indoors or
places where sustained contact can occur.
People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to safely recover at home. Seek
medical care if your symptoms worsen by calling ahead to your provider. COVID-19
symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the
virus. Symptoms can include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell,
and/or diarrhea.
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CHIPPEWA and MACKINAC Counties, Michigan – With contact tracing and case
investigation conducted by LMAS District Health Department and Chippewa County
Health Department, the following locations have been identified as possible exposure
sites for COVID-19:
June 20, 2020 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
AGLOW meeting, Ashmun Creek Apartments Community Room, Sault, MI
June 20, 2020 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pickford Pickers, Pickford Township Hall, Pickford, MI
June 20, 2020 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sundown Lounge, Sault, MI
June 21, 2020 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pickford Methodist Church, Pickford, MI
June 21, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
E-Free Church, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
If you were present at any of these locations during the dates and times noted, please
monitor for symptoms and contact your health department. For Mackinac County
residents, please call 906-643-1100. For Chippewa County residents, please call 906-635-
This situation is evolving rapidly and information will be provided as it becomes known.