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Posted on: July 16, 2021

WATER RESOURCES STAFF CONTINUE EFFORTS TO ALLEVIATE FLOODING

EVAN N. PRATT, P.E.

 

WATER RESOURCES COMMISSIONER

705 North Zeeb Road

P.O. Box 8645

Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645

 

email: [email protected]

https://www.washtenaw.org/drains

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Prosecutor and Community Programs Partnership to Reduce Justice Involvement for Young Men Color

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 13, 2021

 

      Contacts: 

  1. Shruti Lakshmanan (Prosecutor’s Office): [email protected], 734-697-3933
  2. Jamall Bufford (WMBK): [email protected]
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Washtenaw County Flood Response Information For Residents

 

             

 

 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Board of Commissioners Release List of Potential Projects for Washtenaw County Rescue Plan

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 8, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Release List of Potential Projects for Washtenaw County Rescue Plan 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Boa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding *UPDATED*

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 2, 2021 

 

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

*UPDATED 7/2/2021*  

 

Washtenaw C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 1, 2021 

 

Washtenaw County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Widespread and Severe Flooding 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – Chair ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Two-Year Report Shows Steady Success Despite Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Washtenaw County Brownfield Program Two-Year Report Shows Steady Success Despite Pandemic 

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI., June 30, 2021 – Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Board of Commissioners Petition EGLE to Deny Private Wastewater Plant in Lodi Township

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 17, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Petition Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to Deny a Private Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit in Lodi Towns...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Washtenaw County Man Charged With Felonious Assault, Criminal Sexual Conduct and Ethnic Intimidation

For Immediate Release  

Alanna Maguire                                      ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Say Yes! COVID Test Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Offers Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

For Immediate Release

 

Say Yes! COVID Test Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Offers Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Residents to Reduce COVID-19 Spread

Residents can order at-home COVID-19 test kits while supplies last at CovidTestAAYpsi.or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

First case of hantavirus reported in Michigan

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021

CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112, [email protected]

First case of hantavirus reported in Michigan

Michiganders reminded to take precautions around rodents

 

LANSING, Mich. -- The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approve Allocating Marijuana Tax Revenue to Racial Equity Initiatives

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 3rd, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Approve Allocating Marijuana Tax Revenue to Racial Equity Initiatives and Pass Other Racial Justice-related Resolutions&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Changes

This release will be available shortly in English and Spanish at www.washtenaw.org/health, under “Health Department news.”

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Changes

Emergency mass vaccination scaled back as COVID-19 vaccine ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Issues Local Public Health Order for School Quarantine

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Announces Innovative Pre-Plea Diversion Program in Ann Arbor’s 15th Dist

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 3, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Announces Innovative Pre-Plea Diversion Program in Ann Arbor&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Receive Update on Broadband Task Force Activities

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Receive Update on Broadband Task Force Activities 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – On Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM, the Boa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

WASHTENAW COUNTY BROADBAND TASK FORCE OFFERS UPDATE ON ACHIEVING COUNTYWIDE BROADBAND ACCESS BY 2022

MEDIA RELEASE

 

April 23, 2021  

 

For Immediate Release

 

For More Information Contact:  

Barb Fuller – Chair, Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force

[email protected]  

WASHTENAW COUNTY BROADBAND TASK ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Pratt Briefs House of Representatives on Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery, and Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Pratt Briefs House of Representatives on Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery, and Infrastructure

Ann Arbor, MI. On Friday, April 9, 2021, Commissioner Pratt participated as one of three panelists in a briefing by the Americ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Urges COVID-19 Precautions

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Protocols to Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 12, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Protocols to Assist Survivors of Hu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:         Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

WAVE Collaborates with the County Health Department to Offer Free-of-Charge Shuttle Service

Please see the release on no-cost public transportation is now available to the Chelsea vaccination site in partnership with the Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE). See details below and flyer attached. 

 

For immediate release&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Washtenaw County Set to Launch Updated Opportunity Index

 

Washtenaw County, MI – Later this month, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) will be launching the 2020 Opportunity Index. The 2020 Opportunity Index builds off the origin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approve $15/Hour Minimum Wage for All Regular, Full-Time Washtenaw County Gov

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 8th, 2021 

 

Board of Commissioners Approve $15/Hour Minimum Wage for All Regular, Full-Time Washtenaw County Government St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Recognizes Our Health Department Heroes During National Public Health Week

               WASHTENAW COUNTY

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Adopts Fair Michigan Policy on Respecting Gender Identity

                                         

 

FOR IMMEDIATE R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Controlled burns will be conducted on Wednesday March 31, 2021 in the detention basin in the Arbor Hills Subdivision betwee...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Raise Transgender Pride Flag

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Raise

Transgender Pride Flag in Recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility 

 

Washtenaw County, MI – On Wednesday, March 31st at 9:00 AM,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Monday, March 29, 2021 in rain gardens and stormwater features at the following locations: Mary Beth Doyle park, Arbor Oaks...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in rain gardens within the Waste Water Treatment Plant at 49 S Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI  ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Vaccination Update

Available in Spanish/en Español

 

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE: CONTROLLED BURNS TO BE CONDUCTED

 

ANN ARBOR, MI - Controlled burns will be conducted on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the Miller Ave roadside rain gardens between Newport and Maple Rd and the Belize Park rain gard...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Launches Community Outreach Pilot Project

Media Contact: 

Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

Public Information Officer

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected] 

Cell 734-678-7010

Washtenaw County Health Department Launches Community Outreach Pilot Project

2500 first doses n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve Special Revenue Fund to Maintain County Trails

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 16th, 2021
Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve Special Revenue Fund to Maintain County Trails

 

Washtenaw County, MI – At their meeting earlier this month, the Board of Commissioners approved ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Fair Michigan and Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announce Expansion of Fair Justice Project

For Immediate Release - Fair Michigan and Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office Announce Expansion of Fair Michigan Justice Project

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Portage and Base Line Lake Levels To Be Raised Beginning March 25, 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

 

Portage and Base Line Lake Levels To Be Raised Beginning March 25, 2021

Ann Arbor, MI.: The lake level at Portage and Base Line Lakes will be raised beginning on March 25, 2021, and will reach their legal...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Washtenaw County Offers COVID-19 Vaccination to Jail Population

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff, Jerry L. Clayton 

Media Release

 

Washtenaw County Offers COVID-19 Vaccination to Jail Population

 

3/15/2021 

 

On Friday March 12th, the Washten...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Update to the Community about Gelman Plume in Virtual Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan 

Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to Update Community about Gelman Plume in Virtual Meeting 

 

https://washtenawcounty.zoom.us/...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Opens Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Washtenaw County Health Department Opens Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Chelsea site opens in partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and Chelsea School District

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., March 8, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Departmen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Board of Commissioners Approve the Creation of New Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Office Positions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 4th, 2021 

 

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve the Creation of New Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s Office Positions to Promote Equity and Diversion&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Comprehensive New Policies On Immigration Issues

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 24, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Comprehensive New Policie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Rain Garden Controlled Burns to be Conducted

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Rain Garden Controlled Burns to be Conducted 

 

Ann Arbor, MI.- Controlled burns will be conducted in the spring of 2021 in the following sites in Ann Arbor: Miller Ave rain gardens betwee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination for Educators Continues in Washtenaw County

COVID-19 Vaccination for Educators Continues in Washtenaw County

Michigan Medicine and IHA assist with vaccination

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb 23, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Department continues to vaccinate local school employees as quick...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Data

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Hire New Communications and Operations Manager

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 23, 2021

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Hire New Communications and Operations Manager

 

Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners recently hired Peter Lindeman as the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Treasurer Declares Tax Foreclosure Moratorium for Occupied Properties During Pandemic

February 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Catherine McClary

Washtenaw County Treasurer

[email protected] 

734-222-6600

www.Washtenaw.org/Treasurer 

 

Washtenaw County Treasurer Declares Tax Foreclosure Moratorium&nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

ADVISORY due to Weather: COVID-19 Vaccination on Feb 16

ADVISORY for Immediate Release

 

 

ADVISORY due to Weather: COVID-19 Vaccination on Feb 16

Washtenaw County Health Department delays start, offers rescheduling

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb 15, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Depar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

UPDATED: Washtenaw Vaccination Clinic Now Cancelled Tues., Feb 16

UPDATED: Washtenaw Vaccination Clinic Now Cancelled Tues., Feb 16

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Feb 15, 2021 – Washtenaw County Health Department is postponing all scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Tues., Feb 16. All appointments will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Issues Legal Guidance Directing Prosecution of LGBTQ-Targeted Hate Crime

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 12, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Issues Legal Guidance Directing Prosecution of LGBTQ-T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department and St. Joseph Mercy continue large-scale vaccination site at EMU

Media Contacts

Susan Ringler-Cerniglia

Washtenaw County Health Department

[email protected] 

Cell 734-678-7010

 

Laura Blodgett

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

[email protected]

Cell 734-474-9797

 

 

Washtenaw C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

SummerWorks Accepting Applications From Young Adults, Employers, and Mentors

Immediate Release 

 

SummerWorks Accepting Applications From Young Adults, Employers, and Mentors 

 

"I would tell my friends to do SummerWorks because it's so beneficial for future ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

County Grants to partner with State of Michigan Circular Economy Initiative NextCycle Michigan

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

705 North Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645

 

Phone: (734) 222-6860     Fax: (734) 222-6803

www.washtenaw.org/publicworks

 

THEO EGGERMONT

Public Works Director ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Prosecuting Attorneys Urge Michigan Supreme Court to Consider Major Consumer Protection Case

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 5, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Coalition of Prosecuting Attorneys File Brief Urging Michigan Supreme Court to Consider Major ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit Announces New Policies Regarding Juvenile Justice

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 25, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit Announces New Policies Regarding Juvenile Jus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2021

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County Health Department alerts public to possible exposures; encourages testing

 

YPSILANTI, Mich., Jan 23, 2021 – Cases of the COVID-19 variant B117 have been identified in Washtenaw County....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2021

COVID-19 Variant in Washtenaw County

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Policy To Combat Racial Profiling

 

 

 

BREAKING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 18, 2021 Contact: Shruti Lakshmanan, Transition Manager

[email protected], 734-697-3933

 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Announces New Po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Update

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

  &nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination in Washtenaw County

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Washtenaw County Elects New Board Chair and Leadership Team, Welcomes Two New Commissioners

MEDIA RELEASE

January 8, 2021

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Lisa Moutinho – Public Information Officer 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Washtenaw County Health Department Continues COVID-19 Vaccination

For Immediate Release

 

Contact:      Susan Ringler Cerniglia, MPH

                    Public Information Officer

  &nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

WCPARC Adopts Staebler Farm County Park Development Plan

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The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) unanimously adopted the Park Development Plan for Staebler Farm County Park at their May 11, 2021, meeting. Once the plan is implemented, residents of all ages and abilities will experience a b...

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