Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Information

All Michigan residents age 12 and older may get vaccinated through the Ingham County Health Department. Vaccine prioritization was set by the State of Michigan in accordance with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment:
- ICHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, every Tuesday and Friday from 9 am - 4:15 pm through December 3, 2021 (Register here).
- Schedule an appointment at one of the Ingham Community Health Centers, call 517-887-4517 (Option #3)
- Schedule an appointment with 
multiple other COVID-19 vaccine providers in the area. 
- Use to find a vaccination location near you.
Bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you to your appointment. If you have lost or misplaced your card, you will be issued another card at the time of your appointment. 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine:
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12+
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Third/Additional Dose
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Booster Shot

Frequently Asked Questions:

- 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?

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

For more information or assistance:
Call: (517) 887-4623 
Or, visit:
Is your organization interested in hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event at your organization or for an event? Please fill out this form.

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

General Fact Sheet (English)  

What do I do if I have lost or misplaced my COVID-19 vaccination card?
Michiganders ages 18 and older can access their immunization records using the Michigan Immunization Portal. You must create a MILogin account at and upload a valid government issued photo ID such as a driver's license, state ID or passport. There is no cost to access the portal.

Additionally, if you live in Ingham County, you may stop in at the Ingham County Health Department - Immunizations Division, 5303 S. Cedar St, Lansing, 48911 (door #3, 2nd floor) to get your vaccination record. If you live outside of Ingham County, please call the Immunizations Division at 517-887-4316, option #3.

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.

For Workplaces/Businesses

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 and Prevention (CDC), as well as other authoritative entities. 



Infection Control Guidelines - Hierarchy of Controls


Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Need assistance with infection prevention and control? Learn more and visit the IPRAT site for assistance.

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


Long-Term Care COVID-19 Plan see Testing Strategy for current guidance.

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)


Training and Education Resources

N95 Respirators and Respiratory Protection Program

Personal Protective Equipment (COVID-19)

MIOSA/OSHA - Does the standard apply to your facility?

Documentation of Training Form




 Visitation Guidelines

Visitor Log

Visitor Screening Tool


Definitions of Residential Care Facilities

Long Term Care Data, MDHHS

Return to Work Criteria for Healthcare Personnel, CDC

Halloween Safety 2021
 Safety Tips: Halloween 2021 
Public Health Communications Collaborative
• Celebrate Halloween Safely Adapted from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
- Press Release: MDHHS recommends best practices to safely celebrate Halloween

Updated October 26th, 2021 at 3:15 PM
Updated weekly on Tuesdays 

Ingham County is considered an area of high COVID-19 transmission(Updated 10/26/2021)
On July 27th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance that individuals in areas of high or substantial transmission of COVID-19, are recommended to wear masks in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about transmission levels and mask guidance.

COVID-19 Surveillance

Positive Cases
Recovered Cases* Deaths
Persons Under Monitoring/Quarantine

30,913 28,037 445 126
(Total Close Contacts in 2021: 11,133)
*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
99 20 44
*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 (click on the button below to view the latest 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

​Rescinded or Expired 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