Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Information

The Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) and other local healthcare providers receive a limited supply of vaccine each week.

Segments open for vaccination in Ingham County are: 

  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighters
  • Shelter workers
  • Corrections workers
  • Pre-kindergarten through high school teachers, support staff who usually have direct contact with children
  • Child care workers who usually have direct contact with children
  • Agricultural workers
  • Parents/Caregivers of children with special health care needs
  • People age 50 and up regardless of health condition
  • People age 16-49 with a medical condition
  • Starting April 5, anyone 16 years of age and older regardless of health condition is eligible.

You must work or live in Ingham County. 

Register for the COVID-19 vaccine

To register to get the vaccine, CLICK HERE.

When we reach your prioritization group and vaccine supply allow, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment. 

Others may receive a link to schedule an appointment via their eligible employer.

If you are an employer/business owner, CLICK HERE to register your worksite. 

Questions may be answered in our FAQ.

People are encouraged to register for the vaccine with multiple providers to ensure most timely vaccination. 

If you need assistance, you may call (517) 887-4623 or email

At this time, ICHD primarily offers the Pfizer vaccine but you could receive any of the three authorized vaccines.

Vaccine prioritization was set by the State of Michigan in accordance with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

For more information, please see:

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

How does the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine work?
How were the COVID-19 vaccines developed?
Who developed the COVID-19 vaccines?
You're fully vaccinated. Now what?

General Fact Sheet (English)  
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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

Find a Testing Site

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

More resources are found below.

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

More resources are found below.

For Workplaces/Businesses

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

If you are an employer/business owner, CLICK HERE to register your worksite for the vaccine.

More resources are found below.

For Residential Care Facilities

The following links provide guidance for Residential Care Facilities regarding COVID-19 recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as other authoritative entities. 

Quick Links

Infection Control

Infection Control Guidelines



Specimen Collection for Point of Care Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Disinfection Protocol for Point of Care Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Reporting and Notification Requirements
Report all COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths to the Ingham County Health Department's Communicable Disease Division

Reporting Requirements

COVID-19 Status Facility Poster

Ingham County Report of COVID-19 Patient Death

Training and Education

Documentation of Training Form

Training and Education Resources


Visitation Guidelines

Visitor Log

Visitor Screening Tool


Long Term Care Data, MDHHS

Return to Work Criteria for Healthcare Personnel, CDC

Updated April 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

COVID-19 Surveillance

Positive Cases
Recovered Cases* Deaths Persons Under Monitoring/
Quarantine by ICHD
Persons Under Monitoring/
Quarantine by MDHHS
19,865 16,007 306 2,640
(1,098 Active, 1,542 Complete)
(7,132 Active, 2,373 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
182 23 38
*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)

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

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.


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.
  • When the vaccine is available to you, get vaccinated. See When will the vaccine be available to me?

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