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Posted on: March 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CMH Service Delivery Update, March 16, 2020

Based upon the recommendations of health experts, the County needs practice the mandated precautions. Although a very difficult decision, from 12:00 am on Monday, March 16 until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, except for essential services, Washtenaw County Government will be closed. 

All Washtenaw County buildings and non-essential departments/services will be closed until April 5, 2020. Normal operations and office hours will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020.  

Only the following CMH services will be in operation during this time:


• Crisis Team

• Jail Services


Please expect additional communication as the situation around COVID-19 evolves.

In the meantime, we want you to have appropriate information on what individuals can do to protect themselves.

Use good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

  • Stay home if you are sick and advise others to do the same.
  • Always cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and warm water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (computers, keyboards, desks, etc.).

The CDC has provided guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in communities including businesses, community- and faith-based organizations, and childcare organizations and schools.

Always share accurate information about a virus and how it spreads. It is important to remember that stigma and discrimination occur when people associate an infectious disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality. COVID-19 does not target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial background. Suspected discrimination can be reported to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information frequently visit, or

As previously noted, the Washtenaw Health Department is your best source for local facts and stats. 

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