Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I am sick or exposed to COVID-19.

With community-wide spread, case investigators at the Ingham County Health Department will prioritize outreach to high-risk cases and settings going forward. Please use the documents below to help determine your isolation or quarantine. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider, call 517-887-4517 or email 

Isolation v. Quarantine

If You Test Positive or Are a Close Contact

Isolation and Quarantine Scenarios

For testing: Find a Testing Site

If your employer requires a letter releasing you from isolation: Request Isolation Release

Someone at my workplace/business has COVID-19.

All workplaces/employers must report COVID-19 cases to the local health department. You may report cases here. The health department MAY follow up with you. We are currently prioritizing outbreaks and high-risk settings such as schools and congregate living facilities.

Workplace Guidance

Workplace FAQ

If you have additional questions, please contact the Lansing Regional Chamber of  Commerce at  The Chamber is assisting with business guidance and able to answer basic questions. You may also call (517) 853-6442.

Guidelines Just for Restaurants

Michigan COVID-19 Business Response Center

I work for a school and need COVID-19 guidance.

Schools must report COVID-19 cases to the local health department. You may report cases here. The health department will follow up with you. 

School Handouts

School Toolkit

Contact Tracing with Schools, Businesses and Others

Updated November 24, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.
Updated Monday-Friday

COVID-19 Surveillance

Positive Cases
Recovered Cases* Deaths Persons Under Monitoring/
Persons Under Monitoring/
Quarantine by MDHHS
8,005 4,581 102 1,960
(497 Active, 1,463 Complete)
(3,505 Active, 1,013 Complete)
*Recovered is defined as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days post-onset (or referral date if onset is not available). Note this change in definition as of June 24.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Ingham County*

Intensive Care Unit Emergency Room Visits
 148  16 41
*As of October 30, ICHD will  report on all hospitals within Ingham County. Previously, ICHD only reported on hospitalized Ingham County residents.

COVID-19 Local Data Visualization (PDF)

COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Data Dashboard


If you have questions regarding Ingham County emergency orders or other COVID-19 concerns, please email:  You may also call with questions/concerns M-F, 8 am-5 pm at (517) 887-4517.

For testing, visit: Find a testing site.


Health Screening

Printer-Ready Fact Sheets, Flyers and Signage

Basic COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Full Color (English)
Swahili(text only)
Somali (text only)
Black and White Fact Sheet (English)

Basic COVID-19 Prevention Flyer

Social Distancing Flyer

Social Distancing (Multiple languages)

Differences Between Social Distancing, Self-Monitoring,Quarantine, Isolation

Hand Washing (Multiple languages)

Slowing the Spread with Masks and Face Coverings 
(English only)

Flu vs. COVID-19 vs. Common Cold (English only)

Prevention in Apartments (English only)
For Renters
For Landlords/Employees

Tips for People Living in Close Quarters (English only)

Building Health Screening Signage (English only)
Signs with crop marks for professional printers 

Workplace Screening Form

Workplace Checklist

COVID-19 Precautions for Protesters (from the NYC Health Department)

Wear a Mask (Multiple languages)

Masks, Social Distancing and Hand Washing Required Sign (Multiple languages)

Audio Files
**Thank you to the Refugee Development Center for assisting us with much of the translation.

Ingham County Emergency Orders

Press Releases

Coronavirus info at 517-887-4517 or 888-535-6136Follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) and download our fact sheet in black and white or full color to make sure you are getting accurate and credible information.

A new type of coronavirus has been making people sick. This new (novel) type causes COVID-19. We're still learning about COVID-19 because it is new, but it is not "just another cold." Symptoms range from mild to severe respiratory illness. 

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How it spreads:
A person can get COVID-19 from close contact with another person (within roughly 6 feet or 2 meters away) or when a person with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

People with COVID-19 are the most likely to pass the virus on to another person when they are at their sickest.

Prevention: Wash hands. Stay home if sick. Clean surfaces. No close contact.


There is no vaccine currently. To protect yourself and others, follow everyday preventive actions including:

  • Avoid close contact with people, especially those who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, and before eating. (If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.)
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects such as door knobs.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • People should wear a homemade mask or face covering if they go out in public to places where social distancing is difficult. Please reserve medical masks for health care workers.

Testing Testing is available to everyone, with or without symptoms. Call your primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or the health department at 517-887-4517 if you think you need to be tested. You may also use the testing site finder or check our calendar for an upcoming testing event.

Information from the State of Michigan

Information from the CDC