Wei said his team developed and utilized a novel machine learning model that applied artificial intelligence and mathematics to observe the respiratory infection and its transmission, as well as potential necessities for drug treatments and a vaccine, over a number of months.
As decisions are made, Beauchamp said the task force will continue monitoring COVID-19 case trends locally and statewide, the availability of personal protection equipment, the ability to test and protect individuals, as well as communication with local health care systems to ensure the ability to take care of faculty, staff and students, among other factors.
While some students fully support Whitmer and her executive orders, others understand why the public has become frustrated.
The order comes after 139 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub in East Lansing since it momentarily reopened in June.
Here's a collection of COVID-19 testing sites in the Lansing area, varying in terms of cost, appointments and whether you're required to have present symptoms or not.
Ingham County Health Department confirmed 85 cases linked to Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub in East Lansing as of Saturday afternoon. Of those, five are secondary cases.
While Whitmer had previously expressed hope that the entire state would enter Phase 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan before July 4, the recent spikes of COVID-19 have forced her to reconsider.
Two more student-athletes tested positive with COVID-19 during the second round of testing before they would be cleared to begin voluntary workouts.
East Lansing City Council opened up discussions for enforcing social distancing and mask requirements at their June 23 meeting, following news of an outbreak linked to Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub that morning.