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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Free COVID-19 Treatment Available Through the Washtenaw County Health Department

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Washtenaw County residents who don’t have health insurance or access to a health care provider are invited to join COVID Plan4Health, a new Washtenaw County Health Department program that connects people to free antiviral treatment (Paxlovid) if they test...

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Posted on: November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

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There is much to be grateful for. 

I am grateful for our nearly 370,000 residents and 1,400+ employees. 

You are the driving force behind our values, our vision, and our mission. 

May you enjoy a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving Holi...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Funding Moves Forward for Eastern County Recreation and Community Center

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MEDIA RELEASE

November 21,  2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Crystal S. Campbell || Public Information Officer 

[email protected] || (734) 478-1856

FUNDING MOVES FORWARD FOR EASTERN COUNTY RECREATION ANDCOMMUNITY CENTER

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Tips for Having a Safe and Healthy Holiday

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Looking for ways to keep your holiday gatherings safer? 

Flu and COVID vaccines, masks, and at-home COVID tests are great tools for lowering your risk of getting or spreading respiratory illnesses this holiday season. As always, it's best...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Media Release: Understanding and Supporting CVI

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Recently, several loud voices are pushing back against the concept of community-based peers with lived experience working to save lives through the anti-violence movement. This push back is short-sighted, irresponsible, and contrary to the national emergi...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Media Release: Understanding and Supporting CVI

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Recently, several loud voices are pushing back against the concept of community-based peers with lived experience working to save lives through the anti-violence movement. This push back is short-sighted, irresponsible, and contrary to the national emergi...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Washtenaw County ID Card Now More Accessible - Application Fee Reduced

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Washtenaw County ID Card Program Now More Accessible to Residents

Application Fee Reduced from $25 to $10

Ann Arbor, Michigan - The Washtenaw County ID Card program is now more accessible to county residents in need of obtaining identifica...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

WCSO K9 Team visits Central Academy

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The Sheriff’s Police Service Dog program regularly visits schools and other venues discussing, telling stories about, and demonstrating the role and importance of Police Service Dogs in public safety.

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

WCSO Welcomes a New K-9 Team

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Effective Friday, September 29th, 2022, Deputy Greg Roberts has completed initial certification for both dogs he will handle, Bruno and Wolverine.  Bruno, a German Shepherd Dog (GSD), is assigned as a patrol dog.  His proficiencies inclu...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Get Your Updated COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot

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As the weather gets colder and more of us gather indoors with loved ones, flu and COVID-19 vaccines (including updated boosters) are critically important in protecting health. The Washtenaw County Health Department encourages everyone to get a flu shot an...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Opioid Deaths Increasing in Washtenaw County

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The number of Washtenaw County residents who died of an opioid overdose increased by 28% between 2020 and 2021. This is consistent with the increasing trend in opioid-related deaths across the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. 

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County is currently at a "medium"?COVID-19 Community Level (as of 9/22/22).  

CDC guidance at this level don't include broad masking recommendations. However, at all levels, people c...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

SCAM ALERT

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Recently, we have received several calls for service involving law enforcement impersonation scams. The scammers are telling the recipient they are with a local law enforcement agency and are contacting them for an outstanding warrant or other police rela...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Washtenaw County Earns Spot in Competitive “Cities and Counties for Fine and Fee Justice” Cohort

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Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County has been selected to participate in the second cohort of the Cities and Counties for Fines and Fee Justice (CCFFJ) cohort. The opportunity provides technical assistance, personalized strategic guidance and resourc...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Available Now: No Charge - Naloxone Vending Machine

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Naloxone, (Narcan), is a medication that is used to reverse opioid overdoses. The medication is a nasal spray that can be easily administered with very minimal training. Naloxone is proven to save lives. All WCSO Deputies, Corrections Officers, and Reentr...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Press Release: SHERIFF CLAYTON SPEAKS ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSAY OF DACA ABOUT ITS VALUE

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LEITF is made of members of the legal system and law enforcement who are committed to protecting all members of their communities — and committed to supporting policies that promote their ability to do so. June 15, 2022, marked the ten-year anni...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Press Release: National Initiative: TRANSFORM911

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In the United States at least 240 million calls are made to 911 each year for medical emergencies, fires, serious crimes in progress as well as a large number of mental health, quality of life, or behavioral concerns. In an era of calls for police reform ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Press Release: TOWARD A FAIR, JUST AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE

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National Report Released and Local Solutions Being Developed

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton was one of the national policy, subject matter, and boots on the ground leaders contributing to a new report, Toward a Fair and Just Response to Gun Violenc...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Sheriff Clayton congratulates WCSO Explorer H. Kitchen on her outstanding performance!

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This was Explorer Kitchen’s second year attending the Explorer Academy. Explorer Kitchen was part of the honor guard team, won top female in physical fitness and graduated the Explorer Academy with the rest of her advanced platoon. The physical ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

First Household Connected as part of Board’s Historic Broadband Infrastructure Investment

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Washtenaw County, MI – In September 2021, the Board of Commissioners approved a historic investment for Washtenaw County to become one of the first counties in the state to create a path for every household to access highspeed broadband internet....

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Washtenaw County Invests $3.5 Million in Human Services

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At Wednesday evening’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners cemented Washtenaw County’s commitment to increasing and extending funding for human services in the community&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Washtenaw County Earns National Achievement Award for Sustainable Investments Preserve National Area

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Ann Arbor – Washtenaw County has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The national award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Stuff The Bus-Save the Date

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Washtenaw County Government, in partnership with United Way, will be hosting the 15th annual Stuff the Bus event August 1st-5th. Please save the date!  

As in past years, we will have 2 buses parked in the parking lots near Target on Carpenter Rd....

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Treasurer Catherine McClary and Judge Julia Owdziej Accept Prestigious Darrow-Harris Award Presented

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Thirty attorneys have provided 662 hours of pro bono service for the County program Home for Generations – initiated by the County Treasurer Catherine McClary and Probate Judge Julia Owdziej – helping families gain title to their home, returning ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Commissioners Adopt Community Violence Interruption Policy Framework; Invite Cities and Townships to

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Washtenaw County, MI – In response to a series of tragic gun violence incidents that resulted in the shooting deaths of young men in Washtenaw County in the Summer of 2021, a diverse group of people, including community members with live...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Board Approved Community Priority Fund for Organizations Serving 48197 & 48198 Application Launches

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Washtenaw County government has launched a new portal for organizations to apply for the newly approved Community Priority Fund (CPF). The CPF is a strategic initiative funded by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners using the County’s fed...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Board of Commissioners Passes $11 Million Package to Invest in Community Health and Wellbeing

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of investments using funds from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. This is the second package of investments approved by the...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

City of A2 Housing & Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) hosts Affordable Housing Ed Series

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The City of Ann Arbor's Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) is hosting an Affordable Housing Educational Series. This 7 session series will be part of the HHSAB's regular meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

This 7-session series will f...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

UPDATED: February 2nd Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

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Public Notice: January 19th Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meetings for tomorrow (Wednesday, February 2nd) due to anticipated severe winter weather in Washtenaw Coun...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Public Notice: January 19th Board of Commissioners and Working Session Meetings Canceled

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has canceled its meetings for tonight (Wednesday, January 19th) due to high levels of COVID-19 transmission and exposures in Washtenaw County and across the state. The agenda did not include time-sensitive items...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Washtenaw County to Begin Comprehensive Climate Action Planning Process

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last week, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to allocate funds to climate action planning efforts. The resolution approves a contract with Resource Recycling Systems to assist in the development of a compr...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Rental, Utility, and Internet Assistance Available as Eviction Moratorium Nears Expiration

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Rental and utility relief assistance funds are available now! Learn more here.

The Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium will end on July 31, but assistance funds are available to help qualifying households in Washtenaw County who continue to face pande...

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