Latest Clinton County COVID-19 stats
Updated daily except Sunday

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order under the Public Health Code to update COVID safety requirements for Michiganders.

You might feel healthy, but the reality is this: about 40% of people who have COVID-19 may be asymptomatic. That means almost one out of every two people could be infected. They might not know it until it’s too late. So Mask Up Michigan!

2583 cases and 23 deaths, Probable Cases: 205 [as of November 30]

For the latest updates visit https://www.mmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus/

Do you have COVID-19 questions? If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call the MDHHS hotline at 1-888-535-6136, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Health department conducts phone survey

If you receive a call from someone “on behalf of your local health department,” asking you to take a survey, do not worry; it is not a scam.

Randomly selected residents in Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties will be asked to participate in a phone survey from Advantage Research, on behalf of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department (MMDHD).

The purpose of this short, 15-minute Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) is to gather information on human behavior and lifestyle patterns, such as access to health care and health insurance, smoking, and exercise. Completing the survey will give MMDHD valuable information on the health and well-being of our residents, help determine strategies to improve health, and assist in securing funding to implement programs.

The calls will be coming from a Michigan call center, manned by Advantage Research Services (ARS) employees, and they should identify themselves when calling. The calls will be placed to landlines and cell phones on weekdays and weekends, no later than 9:00 p.m. between November 30 and December 20, 2020.

The BRFS was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a way to collect important health-related information. For many states and communities, the BRFS is the only available source of timely, accurate data.

Residents with questions regarding the phone survey may contact MMDHD at 989-831-3627.


SJPD lobby closed

The St. Johns Police Department have closed their lobby until further notice in order to minimize contact between staff and the public for non-essential services.

Please call 911 or use the call box at the front door if you need an officer to take a report. 911 and officers are available 24/7 365 days per year.


COVID closes City Offices

Due to the current COVID situation, the City of St. Johns offices will close to the public effective Monday, November 9 for a minimum of 3 weeks.

Individuals will be available to answer phone calls from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you need to make an appointment please call 989-224-8944.


Don’t forget Toys for Tots

Children and youth in Clinton County will all have gifts under their tree with the help of Santa’s Remote Workshop and Top Elves. They need your help.

There are wish lists on The Voice for Clinton County’s Children website to help with ideas.

You may drop off items at 306 E. Elm Street in St. Johns or ship them directly to Santa’s Remote Workshop.

Information for Holiday Supporters

Due to restrictions and being responsible with tasks we ask of Santa’s Top Elves, there will not be collection sites throughout the community. However we understand this is an enjoyed tradition. If you would like to be a host collection site, you will need to commit to bringing the toys collected to us as we are going to remain responsible with tasks we ask of Santa’s Top Elves.

There is a collection box outside Santa’s Remote Workshop located at 306 E. Elm Street, St. Johns.
Below you will find Wish Lists for various age groups–we welcome additional, appropriate ideas not included on these lists.

All toys should be shipped unwrapped directly to Santa’s Remote Workshop at 306 E. Elm Street, St. Johns, MI 48879.
Please be mindful of potential shipping delays and allow enough time for Santa’s Top Elves to assist with delivery. Ship early.

Per Toys for Tots guidelines, ALL toys need to be $30 or less, new, stuffed animals must have tags attached, and unwrapped. All toys will be distributed age appropriate. We reserve the right not to distribute toys which are inappropriate and/or unsafe for children and youth.

They specifically need gifts for teens!