Kids Play Plea; State Uses COVID $ For Tuition

Some advice for parents. Michigan’s Chief Medical executive Doctor Joneigh Khaldun is urging that they prohibit play dates for their children in order to help slow the spread of the corona virus. She says virtual play dates would be a better idea. If these are not possible, Doctor Khaldun says in-person gatherings should be as small as possible, held outdoors and with social distancing enforced.
Michigan added 924 new cases of the virus and 17 additional deaths in a report released yesterday. The state’s totals now show there have been 109,519 cases and 6,569 deaths.

Governor Whitmer has announced creation of a new program called ‘Futures for Frontliners.’ It’s a 24-million dollar program funded by federal dollars that will provide a tuition-free college education for about 625-thousand of the state’s front line workers. To be eligible, you must be a state resident who has worked in an essential industry outside of their home from April to June and have not already gained as associate or bachelor’s degree. People working in the medical field, manufacturing, sanitation and retail and grocery stores are among those who could qualify.