Coronavirus COVID-19 announcements

We will be posting ongoing updates on our COVID-19 Alert page here.

The safety and health of our program participants, volunteers, staff and community is our utmost priority and we support efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

We are evaluating all upcoming spring events and will make adjustments for the safety and health of our community as information becomes available. We will do our best to notify participants of program changes by email as soon as we are able.

Changes to HRWC programming as of March 13, 2020:

March 16 and 17: Whole Farms for Clean Water Info Session canceled, but go the project web page to schedule a one-on-one phone call

March 21 and 22: Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, re-scheduled to June 6 and 7

March 21: Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Orientation will be held via live stream webinar which will also be made available on demand

March 28: Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Orientation in Wayne County canceled

Email instructions will be sent to those who have already registered for both Chemistry and Flow Monitoring orientations. There is still room for more program participants and we are still accepting volunteer signups.  All of the in season work of our Chemistry and Flow Monitoring program takes place outdoors in small groups of less than five people. We have changed our approach to the orientation as that was the larger in-person pre-season training. 

March 28: 2020 Vision Your Lake Health and You likely to be postponed or offered as a webinar

April 19: Big House 5K canceled

Other events: To be determined

HRWC will continue to follow recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that are designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. We will look to the Washtenaw County Health Department for information and guidance, and we will adhere to all temporary policies and measures implemented by the NEW Center in Ann Arbor, where HRWC offices are located and many of our programs are held.

Please be aware that effective March 12, the NEW Center has closed the building to public meetings and the doors will be locked 24 hours. HRWC visitors will need to make specific arrangements with HRWC staff for entry.

If you have questions or concerns we encourage you to reach out to us. Know that HRWC staff remain committed to our mission and are in a good position to advance our programs and projects under these new circumstances.

Thank you for your understanding and support.


for information on cleaning hands, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a face mask and recommendations for higher risk individuals check the  Washtenaw County Health Department recommendations.

For the most current news about the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 please visit the following sites:

Washtenaw County

Livingston County

Wayne County

Oakland County


United States

World Health Organization