Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 3 million Michigan workers have applied for unemployment benefits, Whitmer said. Currently, more than 600,000 individuals are still receiving benefits and nearly 80% of those workers rely on the soon-to-expire CARES Act programs for support.
As coronavirus cases are reaching record-high numbers, a bipartisan group of governors — including Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — released a video urging residents to mask up and stay safe ahead of the holiday season.
A group of restaurant and hospitality associations filed on Tuesday to remove restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Nov. 15 emergency order banning indoor dining for the next three weeks, seeking a preliminary injunction.
While we understand that a worsening global pandemic isn't enough to stop some from traveling home to put down your masks, hug your loved ones and share a meal around a non-socially distanced table, we want to urge against complete dismissal of all necessary public health orders and precautions.
In the past week alone, COVID-19 cases in Ingham County have risen by 1,173, daily case counts are nearly twice as high as they were a month ago and the percent of people positive for COVID-19 has more than doubled in the past month.
While all office closures will initially be in place for three weeks, they may be extended based on the status of coronavirus cases and public health directives, according to a press release.
In a release sent Monday, Sparrow Health System expressed a strong support for the newly issued emergency order, stating adhering to it is critical in addressing the surge of positive COVID-19 cases.
Michigan is currently labeled as high risk, along with 42 of 50 states, according to a map by COVID Act Now. This means the states are either facing an active outbreak or could be in the future — the preparedness level has dipped under standards, while the cases have not.
On Friday afternoon, MSU announced that during COVID-19 PCR testing from Nov. 6-11, 15 student-athletes and two staff members tested positive.
Currently, patients who had not received test orders in advance are required to provide the information or go to the app as they wait, delaying the process, according to the release. The new system will require those without an order to return only after they have received one.
I’m proud to invite the whole Spartan community to join me in an age-old working-class tradition: Rolling up our sleeves and getting it done, no matter how hard things get.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided updates on COVID-19 statistics in Michigan, along with Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “Unless we get our act together right now, we could be hitting our daily peak of deaths in Michigan come Christmas,” Whitmer said.
Mental Health Awareness Week (MWAH) is a weeklong initiative that the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) started last year, alongside many other student groups, that will continue to bring more ideas and foster greater collaboration throughout campus.
“The context of this virus and what we’re dealing with is very different now from what it was in April. So, taking hospitalizations now, cases now and all of the rest of that now and looking at it with the lens of April is just not a very accurate way to look at it,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said.
Careathers' team, which she leads as the center's aquatics specialist, once handled the pool, then summer outdoor dining and now, the East Lansing Mask Ambassadors Program.