Heat Advisory Alert

Heat Advisory Alert

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for today, beginning at 1:00 p.m. through tomorrow, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. Kids and Pets Oakland County Health Division cautions residents to protect themselves, especially young children and pets, from heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke when temperatures are high. Infants and young children are sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and must rely on other people to keep them cool and hydrated. Follow these tips … [Read more...]

Bacterial Meningitis Update on Kristy Malter

Bacterial Meningitis

Conflicting reports have indicated that Kristy Malter has been placed on life support. Multiple sources had earlier reported she had died. Malter was a Lifetime Fitness employee who contracted bacterial meningitis. George Miller, director of Oakland County Health and Human Services, would confirm only that Malter was on life support. Rochester Media released Bacterial Meningitis Found in Fitness Camp Employee on July 14. Oakland County Health officials are trying to contact over 200 … [Read more...]

Bacterial Meningitis Found in Fitness Camp Employee

Bacterial Meningitis

Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) was notified today of a Lifetime Fitness day camp employee in Rochester Hills with bacterial meningitis who is a Macomb County resident. We are currently notifying parents of campers and employees. The individual cannot be identified because of laws protecting personal health information. "The disease is not spread through casual contact or by simply being in the same room as an infected person," said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Health … [Read more...]

Adopt A Road Cleanup July 16-24

Adopt A Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to celebrate the 270 groups and organizations that help to clean up Oakland County roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Road program. The second round of road cleanup activities is scheduled for July 16-24.    “We thank all the groups and organizations that volunteer to cleanup along our roadways throughout Oakland County,” said RCOC Board Chairman Ron Fowkes. “The spring clean-up from April 16-24 was a terrific … [Read more...]

Rochester Research Firm to Produce Workforce Development Survey for Oakland County

Oakland County Workforce Development Survey to Create First-of-its-Kind Job Profiles for Employment in Connected/Autonomous Vehicle Industry Oakland County has commissioned a regional survey of employers, asking them what skills and abilities they require of potential employees wanting jobs in the rapidly-evolving connected/autonomous vehicle industry. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson today announced the launch of the connected/autonomous vehicle Skills Needs Assessment … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Abuse in Oakland County

Lt. Governor Calley, Patterson Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse with Oakland County Partnership

Lt. Governor Calley, Patterson Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse with Oakland County Partnership Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and other public officials discussed how the state of Michigan and Oakland County can coordinate efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse during a meeting of the Oakland County Prescription Drug Abuse Partnership. The meeting was held in the second floor conference room of the Oakland County Health Division. Calley … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Found in Oakland County

West Nile Virus Information

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus The first mosquito pool testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in a trap set in Oakland County. Compared to last year, this is earlier in the summer season for a mosquito to test positive for the WNV. Oakland County residents are urged to protect themselves from the threat of WNV by taking necessary precautions. "Although no human cases of the virus have been confirmed in Oakland County this year, residents are urged to be … [Read more...]

Right to Life of Michigan Endorses Tina Barton for Oakland County Clerk

Tina Barton for County Clerk

The Barton for County Clerk campaign announced today that Right to Life of Michigan endorsed her candidacy for Oakland County Clerk. “I am honored to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan and proud to stand not only for the sanctity of life, but also as an advocate for ensuring that every child has the right to be loved and protected,” states Tina Barton, Rochester Hills City Clerk. The mission of the Michigan Right to Life PAC is to endorse and support candidates for public … [Read more...]

Sheriff PAL Program Seeks Volunteer Coaches and Field Coordinators

Sheriff PAL Program Coaches WANTED

The newly formed Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) Program is now seeking volunteer coaches and field coordinators to assist Oakland County youth sports leagues in tee ball, basketball, baseball, and soccer for summer 2016. Get your whistle ready - Our goal is to serve 500+ children in and around the city of Pontiac to begin with high quality experiences through recreational sports and relationships centered around character and integrity. This goal can only be accomplished with the … [Read more...]

Lisa Brown, Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds, Wins 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties

Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown has won a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for a first of its kind land records alert system, Property Records Notification (PRN). A winner in the Civic Education and Public Information category, PRN allows residents, professionals and law enforcement officials to receive timely notifications if any document of interest is filed at the Oakland County Register of Deeds Office. PRN is offered free of charge … [Read more...]