Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccines are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. Get your vaccine today!

Find a Convenient COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Near You
Many pharmacies offer primary series vaccines and updated boosters. Your primary care provider may also offer COVID-19 vaccines.

Homebound Vaccinations
If you reside in Ingham County and are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine but are unable to leave your home, call 517-887-4623 to schedule an appointment for a nurse to provide a COVID-19 vaccination in your home. 

Other Opportunities for COVID-19 Vaccination

Ingham County Health Department Immunizations Clinic
Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S Cedar Street, Lansing MI 48911
Schedule an appointment at this clinic by calling: 517-887-4316
Learn more about the Immunizations Clinic

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. 

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

Schedule an appointment at the Ingham Community Health Centers
Call 517-887-4517 (Option #3) to schedule an appointment.

For more information or assistance:
Call: (517) 887-4623 

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines from the CDC:

Is your organization interested in hosting the Mobile Health Unit? COVID-19 vaccinations are offered through the Mobile Health Unit. Please fill out this form. 

What do I do if I have lost or misplaced my COVID-19 vaccination card?
All 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. You can download your immunization record on your computer or smartphone.  

You can also contact your primary care physician to get a copy of your immunization record, which will include your COVID-19 vaccine information. 

Testing Information

Find a testing site within the state of Michigan. 

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. If you test positive on a home COVID-19 test kit, you do not need to report this to the health department. ICHD does not investigate positive home tests. If you have questions, please contact your health care provider, call 517-887-4517 or email 

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

COVID-19 Treatment
​If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for antibody or antiviral treatment, which have been shown to improve symptoms and reduce risk of hospitalizations and death associated with COVID-19. Talk to your healthcare provider right away.
• More information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
• More information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

I work for a school and need COVID-19 guidance.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools and Childcare
Resources for schools and childcare to make informed decisions and develop plans for safe learning amid COVID-19.

Ingham County COVID-19 School Reporting

Communicable Disease Reporting for Schools, Daycare Centers, and Camps
If you do not have access to the Communicable Disease Reporting system, please email Tamara Jones ( and Shelly Holtz (

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)

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

Updated March 21, 2023 at 4:30 PM
 Updated weekly on Tuesdays. 

As of November 15, 2022, Ingham County discontinued the COVID-19 Update Slides. For more detailed data and analysis, please see the State of Michigan Coronavirus Dashboard or the State of Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard

Ingham County COVID-19 Surveillance

Positive Cases
Recovered Cases* Deaths
85,277 83,511 892
*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). 

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Ingham County*

Intensive Care Unit Emergency Room Visits
32 4 39
*Based on bed occupancy at Sparrow and McLaren, not exclusively for Ingham County residents. 


If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please email:  You may also call with questions/concerns M-F, 8 am-5 pm at (517) 887-4623.


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

 Emergency Order  Date Status 
 Isolation and Quarantine Order in Educational Settings (Ingham2021-3) 9/2/2021 
Updated 1/19/2022
Rescinded effective 2/19/2022 at midnight (12 a.m.) 
Mask Requirement for Educational Institutions and Settings (Ingham2021-2)
Updated 11/8/2021
Rescinded effective 2/19/2022 at midnight (12 a.m.) 
 Outdoor Gathering Size in Areas of East Lansing, MI (Ingham2021-1) 3/4/2021  No longer active 
 Outdoor Gathering Size in Areas of East Lansing, MI (Ingham2020-25) 

10/28/2020  No longer active 
 Employee Screening (Ingham2020-24)

10/4/2020  No longer active 
 Restaurant Capacity (Ingham2020-23) 10/4/2020   No longer active
 Gatherings and Events (Ingham2020-22)
 *Requirements are in place under statewide order.
 10/4/2020 No longer active 
 Facial Coverings (Ingham2020-21)
*Requirements are in place under statewide order.
10/4/2020   No longer active
 Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings  (Ingham2020-20)  10/1/2020  No longer active 
 Emergency Order for Control of Pandemic (Ingham2020-19) 9/17/2020  No longer active 
 Emergency Order for Control of Pandemic (Ingham2020-18)  9/14/2020  No longer active 
 Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings  (Ingham2020-17)  9/4/2020   No longer active
 Reduction of Restaurant Capacity to 50% (Ingham2020-16)   9/4/2020  No longer active  
 City of East Lansing Gathering Limitations (Ingham2020-15) 8/18/2020   No longer active
 Reduction of Restaurant Capacity to 50% (Ingham2020-14) 8/13/2020   No longer active
 Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings (Ingham2020-13) 8/11/2020   No longer active
 Reduction of Restaurant Capacity to 50% (Ingham2020-12)
 7/15/2020  No longer active
Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings (Ingham2020-11) 
7/15/2020   No longer active
 Reduction of Restaurant Capacity to 50% (Ingham2020-10)  6/29/2020  No longer active
 Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings  (Ingham2020-9)  6/1/2020   No longer active
 Required Screening Measures at Open Businesses and Operations (Ingham2020-8) 
  • ***Screenings are now required under the Governor's executive order 2020-97. Under the "Printer-Ready" tab below, new checklists and signs are available but use of these tools is optional
  • Workplace Checklist
  • Workplace Screening
5/12/2020   No longer active
 Required Screening Measures at Open Businesses and Operations (Ingham2020-7)

Workplace Checklist
Workplace Screening 
4/28/2020   No longer active
 Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings (Ingham2020-6) 4/28/2020   No longer active
 Required Screening Measures at Open Businesses and Operations (Ingham2020-5) 

Workplace Checklist
Workplace Screening 
4/12/2020   No longer active
 Emergency Order for Sheltering in Non-Congregate Settings (Ingham2020-4) 4/7/2020   No longer active
 Amended Emergency to Protect the Health of Essential Service Workers (Ingham2020-3) 

Workplace Checklist
Workplace Screening
3/29/2020   No longer active
 Protect the Health of Essential Service Workers (Ingham2020-2)   3/27/2020  No longer active 
 Reduction of Restaurant Capacity to 50% (Ingham2020-1) 3/15/2020  No longer active 

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People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Possible symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How it spreads:
COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch.

Anyone infected with COVID-19 can spread it, even if they do 
NOT have symptoms.

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.

​In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, the following actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. 

  • Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Improving ventilation
  • Getting tested for COVID-19 if needed
  • Following recommendations for what to do if you have been exposed
  • Staying home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • Seeking treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick
  • Avoiding contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Call your primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or use the testing site finder.

Information from the State of Michigan

Information from the CDC