Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

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In light of the growing number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the State of Michigan and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has declared a local state of emergency in the City of East Lansing through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13.

In the interest of community and employee health and wellness, City of East Lansing officials have temporarily closed all City facilities and canceled all public meetings, events and programs through Monday, April 13. City facilities are tentatively scheduled to re-open to the public on Tuesday, April 14 pending further guidance from public health officials at the local, state and national level. 

The City will continue to provide essential services to community members (police, fire, EMS, trash/recycling collection, water services, wastewater management), and leadership and emergency management staff will continue to monitor the disease and make decisions with the best interest of the community at heart. The health and wellness of East Lansing's community members is the top priority.  

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer & Public Health Updates

City of East Lansing Press Releases

COVID-19 Preventative Measures 

While there is no vaccine currently, public health officials have provided the following mitigation and preventative measures for communicable diseases like COVID-19:

    • Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
    • Stay home when you are sick and consider staying home to avoid others who are sick if you are an individual who is at risk of severe illness.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones and light switches.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer. 
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid handshakes.
    • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.
    • Be sure to maintain a supply of medications, food and other essentials in your house.  

CDC Print Resources in Different Languages

Click here for various print resources from the CDC in different languages.