Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Information

All Michigan residents age 12 and older may get vaccinated through the Ingham County Health Department. Schedule an appointment at one of the Ingham Community Health Centers.

There are also multiple other COVID-19 vaccine providers in the area. 

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

Vaccine Registration Form (should you wish to complete it in advance)

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

For more information, please see:

If you have lost or misplaced your COVID-19 vaccination card, you may contact your primary care provider, who can pull up your vaccination record through the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), or you can contact the ICHD's Immunizations Division at 517-887-4316.

Local and state organizations and businesses offering COVID-19 vaccine incentives.

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)  

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 
(Prompt drive-thru qPCR tests are available at the health department via LynxDx)

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

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

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.

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


 Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility


 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

 Positive Employee Reporting

 Positive Resident Reporting

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 July 20, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Updated weekly on Tuesdays 

COVID-19 Surveillance

Positive Cases
Recovered Cases* Deaths Persons Under Monitoring/
Quarantine by ICHD
Persons Under Monitoring/
Quarantine by MDHHS
22,808 22,316 381 2,894
(11 Active, 2,883 Complete)
(35 Active, 11,900 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
9 1 39
*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. 
Prompt drive-thru qPCR tests are available at the health department via LynxDx


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 Call your primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or test at the health department through LynxDx

You may also use the testing site finder.

Information from the State of Michigan

Information from the CDC