Press Releases

COVID-19 Virus


  • Oct. 27, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential risk of COVID-19 exposure at the Michigan Center Eagles from Oct. 14- Oct. 26.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information.
  • Oct. 22, 2020- The Jackson County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential risk of COVID-19 exposure at the Denny's restaurant in Jackson.  Dates are from Oct. 13- Oct. 20.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information.
  • Oct. 21, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department released information on the increase in cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County reported over the last two months.  These numbers show the highest average number of new daily cases since the beginning of the response.  Included is information on how to stay safe and actions to take if exposed.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information.
  • Oct. 4, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department is notifying the public of a risk of exposure to COVID-19 at the Brooklyn American Legion on September 27th at the Queen of Hearts Drawing.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information.
  • Sept 29, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department in collaboration with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services encourages everyone to use safe Halloween practices.  Read the Full Press Release for more information.  This additional Halloween Suggestions Guide can provide more ideas on how to celebrate your trick or treating holiday safely.
  • Sept 21, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department has been working with the Springport School district to identify individuals at risk of exposure to COVID-19 at Springport.  Springport Schools have moved to a virtual at home format beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 through at least Friday, October 2, 2020. Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information. 
  • Sept. 16, 2020 -Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) was notified today that an employee of the Klavon’s restaurant located on E. McDevitt Ave. recently positive for COVID-19. The restaurant will remain closed until Friday, September 18 for cleaning. Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information.  
  • August 21, 2020 - Back to school season is here but it is looking very different from previous years. In addition to parents and guardians gathering school supplies and back packs, they also need to purchase facemasks, and sanitizer. Parents have to decide whether they should send their children out the door to school or keep them home for online schooling.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information..
  • July 30, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department is looking to find anyone who attended a Sand Volleyball Tournament in Concord, Michigan on July 25, 2020.  As a result of contact tracing this site has been identified as a possible site for exposure risks.  Please read the Full Press Release (PDF) for more information. 
  • July 25, 2020 - Jackson County is still seeing the number of positive COVID cases increase due in part to travel, large events and lack of social distancing, mask wearing and frequent handwashing when gathering in public places.  The Jackson County Health Department encourages everyone to Stay Safe, Practice social distance and Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.  Read the FULL Press Release (PDF).
  • July 1, 2020 - Jackson County is seeing an increase in COVID cases, due in part to increased travel as a result of summertime activities.  Suggestions on how to travel safely and protect your loved one are included in the press release.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF)  The following attachment is also included:  Returning from Travel Recommendations
  • June 4, 2020 - Jackson County offices will be reopening on Monday, June 15th, 2020.  People are asked to wear facemasks / face coverings and may be subjected to health questions regarding COVID symptoms.  Anyone having symptoms will not be allowed entry to the buildings.  Read the Full Press Release (PDF) 
  • May 22, 2020 - During this holiday weekend and as warmer weather continues, we all want to start gathering to celebrate. Residents are encouraged to continue practicing safe steps to reduce the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19. Read the Full Press Release (PDF).
  • April 3, 2020 - The Easter season is a popular time for family traditions and gatherings. Knowing that COVID-19 can spread even before there are any symptoms of illness, it is so important to avoid any traditions that include family and friends or other people who do not live with you. Read Full Press Release (PDF) 

  • March 26, 2020 - Two large events in Jackson County identified as sites of probable coronavirus exposure. Anyone attending these events or in close personal and prolonged contact with someone attending these events that starts experiencing symptoms should call the Health Department at (517) 788-4420, option 9.
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  • Beginning March 18, 2020 until March 31, 2020, several Jackson County buildings will be closed to the public. However, county provided services will continue.  Read Full Press Release (PDF)

  • March 18, 2020 - The Jackson County Health Department has suspended or limit non-essential services, to focus on diverting staff to work on the COVID-19 response. Read Full Press Release (PDF)

  • March 17, 2020 - Jackson County Health Department reports first presumptive positive case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Jackson County, MI.  Read Full Press Release (PDF)

  • March 17, 2020 - Jackson County Courthouse and the Jackson County Friend of the Court are closed to employees and the public through Friday, April 3, 2020 pursuant to the Local Administrative Order 2020-02 (PDF)

County Press Releases


  • April 10, 2020 - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners standing committee meetings scheduled on April 13, 2020 will be held at their regularly scheduled times.  Due to the Governor’s social distancing orders, the meetings are available online in a webinar format.  For more information, read Full Press Release (PDF).  
  • March 27, 2020 - The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications to fill the following vacancies.  Read Full Press Release (PDF)