Guv Warns About Schools; Southfield Classes Stay Online

Michigan reports a total of 79,176 corona virus cases and 6,170 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The new totals were reached when state health officials announced yesterday that there were 669 new cases and 16 deaths. After reaching an initial peak in April, cases began to increase again in June. Governor Whitmer again warned that the spread of the virus could eventually force her to close more businesses or possibly stop schools from reopening for in-person classes in the fall.

Southfield public schools will start the school year with online classes only. Southfield school officials cite too many corona virus cases in the area. The district says it will revert to a combination of remote and in-person classes once they determine it’s safe to do so.