UPPER MICHIGAN SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO THE FLU  (10/22/09):

NICE Community Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Ishpeming Public Schools – Closed through Monday 10/26/09.

Dollar Bay / Tamarack Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Escanaba Public Schools – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Holy Name School in Escanaba – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

St. Francis de Sale School in Manistique – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

Pelkie Elementary School – Closed through Friday 10/23/09.

MARQUETTE CO. HEALTH DEPARTMENT H1N1 HOTLINE INFORMATION:

An H1N1 Hotline has been established by the Marquette County Emergency
Services Department with support of the Marquette County Health Department. The Hotline number is 475-1176 or 475-1175. A free 800 # is also available at 888-363-9708.  It will be staffed from 8AM to 5PM today through Tuesday, October 27th.

Residents can call this number to find out when clinics will be scheduled as well as information on how to avoid the flu and when to seek medical care.

The Marquette County Health Department clinic for priority populations scheduled for next Tuesday, October 27th is filled.  The Department will be announcing early next week future clinic dates as vaccine becomes available.

MARQUETTE GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEMS NOTICE:

Marquette General Health System has implemented the following visitor restrictions:

  • Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to enter Hospital or Health System buildings unless for a medical appointment or an ED visit.
  • In the Family Birthing Center, visitors are limited to labor coaches and grandparents; and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visitors are limited to parents.
  • If ill with fever, chills, body aching, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, individuals are asked to stay home, and to not visit patients.
  • Only two visitors are permitted per patient.
  • Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Furthermore, MGHS is also canceling the following events as a precautionary measure to prevent the potential spread of flu with a large gathering of people:

  • Journey through Breast Cancer Series: October 29
  • Free Halloween Candy Screening: October 31

The visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Residence Hall Trick-or-treating Canceled

The Halloween trick-or-treating event held annually in the Northern Michigan University residence halls has been canceled as a precautionary measure to prevent the possible spread of seasonal or H1N1 flu virus.  The event had been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31.  The event will return next Halloween. For questions, contact the NMU Housing and Residence Life office at 906-227-2620.