CADILLAC — If you happen to headed out of city for spring break, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer needs you to be examined for COVID-19.

Touring throughout the pandemic might result in new outbreaks at dwelling or locally you go to, the Michigan Division of Well being and Human Providers stated Friday.

“Brighter days are forward with vaccinations being accessible to all Michiganders as of April 5, nonetheless, there are nonetheless crucial efforts we should take to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19,‘ stated Governor Whitmer. “COVID-19 stays a risk to our households and communities, and we encourage Michiganders to get examined for COVID-19 and are making it simpler by these further testing pop-up websites all through the state. As all the time, each Michigander has a private duty to do their half by carrying a masks, washing palms and sustaining social distancing to assist us sluggish the unfold of this virus.‘

“Michiganders ought to get examined one to 3 days earlier than journey,‘ stated Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director. “Don’t journey for those who check optimistic. Test journey restrictions earlier than leaving, particularly details about the unfold of recent variants of COVID-19 the place you plan on visiting.‘

The state advises those that journey to get examined three to 5 days after their journey and keep dwelling and self-quarantine throughout this time interval. If you happen to don’t get examined, keep dwelling and self-quarantine for 10 days after journey, MDHHS stated.

Michigan’s rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances are among the many worst within the nation over the previous seven days.

CDC knowledge places solely Michigan and South Dakota within the CDC’s highest bracket of positivity charges, at 11 to twenty%.

Domestically, state knowledge suggests new COVID-19 circumstances continued accumulating Friday, although native well being departments didn’t replace their dashboards because of the Good Friday vacation.

State knowledge places Wexford County at a pandemic whole of 1,881 in comparison with Thursday’s 1,872 circumstances confirmed by District Well being Division No. 10. Missaukee County seemed to be at 944 in comparison with 941 whereas Lake County was at 421 in comparison with 413. In Osceola County, which is within the Central Michigan District Well being Division jurisdiction, state knowledge had the county at a pandemic whole of 1,181 in comparison with Thursday’s 1,164.

Statewide circumstances reached 683,793 on Friday, a rise of 5,498 since Thursday. COVID-19 deaths reached 16,161, a rise of 20.

Michigan is providing 37 pop-up testing websites all through the state within the coming days.

Within the Cadillac space, the closest pop-up testing websites are:

April 3

Clare-Gladwin RESD, 4041 E. Mannsiding Rd., Clare, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 5

C.O.O.R. ISD (Roscommon), Roscommon Excessive College, 10600 Oakwood Dr., Roscommon, Midday to six p.m.

Traverse Metropolis Space Public Faculties, Traverse Metropolis Excessive College, 1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse Metropolis, Midday to 7 p.m.