State Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton Township, today issued the following statement after the first coronavirus case was identified in Livingston County:
“Our country is dealing with an unprecedented public health crisis, and our community is not immune. Yesterday, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services notified Livingston County Health Department of a presumptive positive coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The health department will contact people who have been in close contact with the individual and they will be assessed for symptoms and monitored appropriately.
“While it is understandable to be concerned, it is important to remember that now is the time for all of us to come together and support our neighbors and follow the advice of the medical experts.
“We can all do our part by taking the recommended precautions to level the spread by covering coughs and sneezes with tissues and throwing the tissues away the tissue in the trash; practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet way from others; routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched items, especially those you take outside your home, like your purse, wallet, phone and debit cards; and staying home if you are sick.
“This is an ever-evolving situation and we are working together, at all levels of government, to make sure immediate needs are being met to address public health concerns and that we are doing all we can to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.”
Residents can reach Rep. Bollin’s office by calling (517) 373-1784 or emailing AnnBollin@house.mi.gov. Reliable information about COVID-19 can be found at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Residents with health-related questions can also call Michigan’s coronavirus hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email COVID19@michigan.gov.