Detroit Health Department

Continuing a legacy of public health for the well-being of all Detroiters.

Under leadership of Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair, MBA, MPH, FACHE and more than 200 public health experts, The Detroit Health Department works to build healthy communities in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure Detroit residents may thrive.

Keeping Detroiters healthy and safe is the Health Department’s number one priority through education, communication, surveillance, and emergency preparedness. In partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Department actively monitors communicable diseases including COVID-19, and provides up-to-date information on confirmed cases and deaths to ensure residents are informed.

For questions or more information contact:

You may also visit the State of Michigan website or the Center for Disease Control website



    To ensure you and your family stay healthy and safe:

    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick—and stay home when you are sick!
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and wash your hands
    • Regularly disinfect commonly used objects and surfaces. 
    • If you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression or anxiety due to COVID-19, please call the Wayne County Mental Health Authority's 24/7 Help Line at 800-241-4949. 
    • Glove use during COVID-19 (new)