East Lansing Public Library announced Monday that it would be temporarily closing its building beginning Friday, Nov.20, leaving residents disappointed, but understanding.
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.
Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson announced post-election audits Thursday morning after all 83 counties voted to certify the Nov. 3 election results. However, Wayne County Republican Canvassers signed affidavits to rescind their votes following Benson's statement.
The drafted resolution was done in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Council Member Dana Watson.
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.
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.
“Our word for today is unprecedented,” NextGen Michigan Press Secretary Lateshia Parker said in an email. “This year has been unprecedented for us all, but the turnout of young voters has been unprecedented to the state and country.”
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.
The letter issued on behalf of the Michigan Bureau of Elections said the short timeframe given for a reply is “unduly burdensome."
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.
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum announced Monday that the results of Nov. 3 general election have been certified in Ingham County.