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Macomb County declares state of emergency due to COVID-19

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 13:35:49-04

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Macomb County declared a state of emergency to deal with COVID-19.

At this time, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Macomb County.

Declaring a state of emergency activates response and recovery elements of the county's emergency operations plan and directs county resources to be utilized to the fullest extent.

“Macomb County is taking every step possible to protect our residents,” Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said. “Today I am declaring a State of Emergency to ensure resources are available to fight the virus and to contain its spread. I want to remind everyone to continue to take preventative measures, like frequently washing their hands or staying home when they are sick.”

The Macomb County Meals on Wheels program will not be interrupted, Hackel said.

The health department is working closely with commnity partners and healthcare providers to actively monitor the virus.