ALERT - Phone Scam

Scammers are using the Ottawa County Department of Public Health’s (OCDPH) phone numbers to make calls. The caller claims to be with OCDPH or from Medicare/Medicaid. In both instances, the caller is asking for personal and confidential information. OCDPH’s phone number shows up on the caller ID, but the call is actually from a scammer, not OCDPH. If you receive a call and the person asks for confidential information, hang up!

NEVER give out confidential information, such as account numbers, social security numbers, mother’s maiden name or passwords to an unsolicited caller!

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Notice

Ottawa County does not have a human or animal case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), so no recommendation to postpone, reschedule or cancel outdoor activities is in effect at this time. However, out of an abundance of caution, Ottawa County residents or organizations may consider postponing, rescheduling or canceling outdoor activities should they feel it is necessary. At this time, Ottawa County is not participating in mosquito spraying for EEE because there have been no human or animal EEE cases reported in Ottawa County. As information becomes available, it will be shared to keep the public informed. Read More

The best way to prevent EEE is to avoid bites from mosquitos:

  • Avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn.
  • Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
  • Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.
  • Empty water from mosquito breeding sites around the home.
  • Use nets and/or fans over outdoor eating areas.

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