Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is making it easier than ever for residents to find nearby COVID-19 testing sites and to register to be tested – whether they are internet-savvy or prefer to use the telephone. 

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched an

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today it is greatly expanding testing criteria for COVID-19 to provide access to additional residents who do not have symptoms but are at risk. 

LANSING, MI--   Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to additional food assistance benefits in the month of May in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.

The additional food assistance was initially approved for March and April – and now that is being extended for May. 

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has changed the way it reports data on COVID-19 testing.

The change makes the data more accurate and relevant as the state continues to expand diagnostic testing to help slow and contain the spread of COVID-19. The update to the website separates out the results of two different types of tests – serology and diagnostic. Michigan – along with some other states – has not separated data for diagnostic and serology tests. 

LANSING, MI--   Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon today issued an

SENEY, MI--   The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is modifying operations to comply with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services suggestions. 

The visitor center remains closed and all public events scheduled for May are canceled, but officials say outdoor spaces will remain open. More than 10 miles of foot paths can be used for hiking; miles of backcountry roads are open for hiking or bicycling; and the Marshland Wildlife Drive will open May 15, as will the fishing loop and designated pools for fishing.

LANSING, MI--   Getting crisis mental health support is now as simple as sending a text to a new service being launched today by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as part of its Stay Home, Stay Well initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By texting the keyword RESTORE to 741741, Michigan residents can have a confidential text conversation with a crisis counselor.

LANSING, MI--    As a result of a federal requirement, stimulus payments to noncustodial parents who owe child support will be directed to custodial parents and children, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. 

“The Office of Child Support wants to make sure parents understand what is happening with stimulus payments to people who owe child support,” said Office of Child Support Director Erin Frisch.  

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will begin reporting “probable” cases of COVID-19, possibly starting Thursday.

State reporting will now include probable, lab-confirmed, and deaths. That change may result in a significant increase in reported COVID-19 numbers.

Officials say the “probable” category will include those who have mild symptoms of COVID-19 and have met specific exposure criteria, but have not been lab tested as confirmed.

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