First COVID-19 case reported in Lenawee

According to a press release of March 24, the Lenawee County Health Department (LCHD) has been notified of the first positive test result for COVID-19 in an adult female from Lenawee County. The individual has been self-isolating and the LCHD has contacted people who have been in close contact with the patient to assess for symptoms and provide quarantine instructions, and will monitor appropriately.

Individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, should self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

“Residents in Lenawee County can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and following Governor Whitmer’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order,” said Martha Hall, health officer of the Lenawee County Health Department. “Everyone must do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Your actions today will affect not only your future, but the future of your friends and family.”

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should wash their hands with soap frequently; cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or cough or sneeze into their elbow; avoid touching their face; stay home when sick; avoid close contact with sick people; only leave home for essential services; and keep six feet between themselves and others when they must leave their homes.

People who are concerned that they may have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider and will likely be assessed by phone to determine if they should be tested for COVID-19. If testing is indicated, they will be provided with instructions to get tested. Those who do not have symptoms do not need to be tested.

The mission of the Lenawee County Health Department is to promote a safe and healthy environment. Individuals may also call the Lenawee County Health Department at 264.5226, Option 5, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or the Michigan Department of Human Services Hotline at 888.535.6136, seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Information about the COVID-19 situation locally and in Michigan is rapidly changing. For more information, visit


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