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Barry-Eaton District Health Department Holds Marijuana Lock-bag Giveaway Event

August 8, 2023
Barry-Eaton District Health Department Holds Marijuana Lock-bag Giveaway Event August 8, 2023 The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is holding a drive-through marijuana lock-bag giveaway event on Saturday, August 12th from 11am – 2pm. Residents of Eaton County can drive…

Barry-Eaton District Health Department Launches Community Survey

August 2, 2023
Barry-Eaton District Health Department Launches Community Survey August 2, 2023 The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is undertaking a strategic planning process to create a community-informed, action-oriented strategic plan which will support Barry and Eaton Counties in being communities where…

Mosquitos Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in Barry County

July 6, 2023
Mosquitos Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in Barry County  July 6, 2023 Michigan residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites as mosquitos collected in Barry County on June 30th, 2023 have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis…

Barry-Eaton Baby Café Expands to Eaton County

June 30, 2023
Barry-Eaton Baby Café Expands to Eaton County  June 30, 2023 The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is excited to announce the opening of a new Baby Café in Eaton County! Barry-Eaton Baby Café meetings are held on Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm…

First Rabies-positive Bat of the Season Detected in Barry County

June 16, 2023
First Rabies-positive Bat of the Season Detected in Barry County June 16, 2023 The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) was notified that a bat found in Barry County has tested positive for rabies. The bat, found in Middleville, MI, is…

Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveying Barry & Eaton County Residents

April 26, 2023
Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveying Barry & Eaton County Residents April 26, 2023 Starting this week, some Barry & Eaton County residents will be receiving phone calls asking them to participate in a Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)…

FREE KN95 Masks Now Available!

February 9, 2022
FREE KN95 Masks Available at BEDHD Offices February 9, 2022 BEDHD is now offering FREE KN95 masks to the public at both Barry & Eaton offices. The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) is offering FREE KN95 to the public for…

New CDC guidance on COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantines

December 27, 2021
New CDC Guidance on COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantines Monday, December 27, 2021 BEDHD will be updating our policies, procedures, and materials in accordance with the CDC’s release below, but this will take some time.  Your patience is appreciated. Get started…

Omicron is Coming: How Can You Prepare?

December 22, 2021
Omicron is Coming: How Can You Prepare? Wednesday, December 22, 2021 – 2:40pm Omicron is a highly infectious variant of COVID-19 that is spreading across the country at an alarming rate. The severity of Omicron is not clear at this…

Radon Action Month

December 20, 2021
Residents Should Pick Up a Free Radon Test Kit during Radon Action Month December 20, 2021 Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted, but high levels of radon gas may be in residents’ homes, increasing their risk of lung cancer.…

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