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Grand Traverse County COVID-19 Community Update – March 17, 2020


Guidance and Resources on Social Distancing:


Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of coronavirus.


  • Yesterday, the CDC and the White House released new guidelines to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “15 Days to Slow the Spread” details social distancing guidelines for the entire country.
  • TCAPS provided these parental resources for talking with children about COVID-19 
  • TCAPS 24/7 online learning resources are now set up for enrichment learning during the COVID-19 state-mandated closure.
  • Get outside on the trails and parks while practicing safe social distancing measures of maintaining a six-foot distance between yourself and others


Other Community Resources:





The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:


  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.
  • Replace handshakes with elbow bumps.
  • Stay at least six feet away from others when in a public setting.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at, at, and