Mask Up Michigan!
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. We can only contain the virus and keep Michigan open if everyone stays careful and masks up when they leave home, whether they feel sick or not. Face coverings can reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 by about 70%. So Mask Up Michigan!
353 cases and 13 deaths, Probable Cases Clinton County: 66 [as of August 5]
What to Consider Before Going Out
Local orders – View updates from your local health department to better understand the situation in your community and what local orders are in place in your community. Also find out about school closures, business re-openings, and stay-at-home orders in your state.
For the latest updates visit https://www.mmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus/
Yard refuse pickup is back
Starting this week, DPS crews are making their way through the city to pick up your yard waste.
The City of St. Johns really appreciates your patience during this time, and please remember that you can still drop off your yard waste bags at the DPW facility located behind Journey Federal Credit Union at US-127 BR to Zeeb Drive to Kuntz Drive to facility access drive. The drop-off area is open 24-7 for your convenience.
Clinton County Youth Showcase is August 3-5
As a replacement for the Clinton County 4-H Fair this year, the Clinton County Youth Showcase will be held at Tom’s Western Store Arena in Ovid on August 3-5 with Youth Virtual Livestock Auction on Wednesday.
This showcase offers the opportunity for youth to exhibit their projects and learning in a virtual environment.
If you have questions, please contact: Corissa Harris, Clinton County, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Annual Class of 1964 Picnic canceled
Organizers of the Rodney B. Wilson Class of 1964 Picnic have decided that it is best with the increase in Covid-19 to cancel their scheduled picnic. Buffets, they say, are not a good thing at this time!
His Cup Runneth Over still offering free meals every Tuesday
Spread the word that free meals are served on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church, St. Johns.
Drive up and we’ll bring your meals out to you. If you need delivery call or text 517-388-2005 or 989-544-5764 by 11 a.m.
Yoga program still has spaces
There are still spaces available for the second Yoga program in the park. Classes are scheduled to begin August 14. Sign up online https://stjohnsmi.myrec.com/info/default.aspx
Spaces are still available for outdoor yoga, cardio drumming, men’s softball, stroll fit, and NFL flag football, but registration deadlines are approaching. Register today! Cardio drumming, yoga, NFL flag football, fall men’s softball, and Stroll Fit registrations are all open online. Programs pending Governor’s orders at time of program.
Clinton Transit Updates
Are you registered to vote? You can vote in person August 4 or get an absentee ballot from your local clerk. Clinton Transit is providing free rides to the polls on Election Day. We hope to see to see you at the polls!
Clinton Transit will continue fare free rides through July, 2020 to help the community get re-connected to services.
Sarah and Fran are there to schedule your rides.
“The Blue Bus”
Blood drive at K of C Hall is August 3
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Blood Drive on Monday August 3, 2020 from 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Colombian Hall.
WIC makes a difference
Each month, more than 200,000 moms, babies and children less than five years of age receive much needed assistance from the Michigan Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
This Federally-funded program serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Participants receive an electronic benefits card (EBT) for purchasing nutritious foods, such as milk, cheese, eggs, fortified cereal, peanut butter, whole grain breads and tortillas, fruit and vegetable juices, fresh fruits and vegetables, and formula at approved retail grocery stores and pharmacies. Participants also receive breastfeeding support, nutrition education, healthcare referrals, health counseling and immunizations. WIC also provides coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets through the Project Fresh program.
WIC has a proven track record of demonstrating a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, and child growth and development. Research shows that the earlier a pregnant woman receives nutritional benefits from WIC, the more likely she is to seek prenatal care and deliver a normal weight infant. For every dollar spent by this program, more than three dollars in subsequent health care costs are saved.
Additional benefits of the program include:
– Higher immunization rates against childhood diseases.
– Lower rate of anemia among children between the ages of six months and five years old.
– Significant improvement in children’s dietary intake of vitamins and nutrients.
– Significant increase in the number of women receiving adequate prenatal care.
– Dramatic decrease in the infant mortality among Medicaid beneficiaries.
– Improvement in weight gain and dietary intake in pregnant and postpartum women.
– Decrease in low birth weight and pre-term births.
To find out if you qualify for WIC, visit www.mmdhd.org or call:
Clinton County branch office: 989-224-2195
WIC is an equal opportunity provider.