Category Archives: COVID-19

Mich. Starts Third Week At Home

Mich. Starts Third Week At Home

Stay at home Michigan, Day 15. Gov. Whitmer  reissued restrictions on visitors at hospitals and other health care and juvenile justice facilities. Non-essential visitors are banned. The restrictions were set to expire Sunday. The facilities are ordered to accommodate remote visitations. The latest report shows there were 15,718 confirmed cases with a total of 617…

Guv Signs Order To Protect Workers

Guv Signs Order To Protect Workers

Here is the official release: Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, prohibiting all employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their close contacts tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of the disease. Executive Order 2020-36 also strengthens the governor’s “Stay…

Jobs Report Behind The Real Thing

Jobs Report Behind The Real Thing

The American economy lost more jobs than it gained for the first time in a decade. In March, the economy shed 701,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was the first time the economy lost jobs in a month since September 2010. Last month was the worst for American jobs since March…

Flint Doc Has CV; Drug Study In Detroit

Flint Doc Has CV; Drug Study In Detroit

Stay at home Michigan, day 12. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha says she’s doing fine after testing positive for Corona virus. The Flint doctor whose study detected the Flint water emergency is asking others who have recovered to donate plasma, like she has. Washtenaw County says nearly half of the COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized are black.…

Public Schools Closing Order

Public Schools Closing Order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. District facilities may be used by public school employees and contractors for the purposes of…

State Tells Jobless: Keep Trying Website

State Tells Jobless: Keep Trying Website

michigan.gov/uia That’s where the state says to file for unemployment benefits. The computer crashed yesterday because so many were trying to file. The state labor director, Jeff Donofrio, says — keep trying. He says he logged in during an interview on the Frank Beckmann show. Donofrio says they have called in extra help, including former…

Mich. CV Climbs, Peak Is Coming

Mich. CV Climbs, Peak Is Coming

Grim assessments continue to come in  about corona virus. information released by the government indicates that Michigan may be 10 days away from the coronavirus peak, and may see more than 3,000 COVID-19 deaths. They project Michigan will the peak on April 11, with a 164 deaths possible occurring that day. The peak for hospitals…

Restaurants Cook For Homeless

Restaurants Cook For Homeless

Behind the headlines of poverty and grit, Detroit has sprouted a surprisingly vibrant food scene. “We’re known for Motown and cars and manufacturing. But in the last three years, there has definitely been a culinary boom,” said David Rudolph, a public relations representative for several local eateries. Then the coronavirus came, hitting the Motor City…

Guv Extends Health Workers Practices

Guv Extends Health Workers Practices

Here is the official news release: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-30, which relaxes scope of practice laws to give hospitals and other health-care facilities the flexibility they need to successfully deploy qualified physician assistants, nurses and other health care providers to combat COVID-19. The order also reinforces an existing law that protects…

Army Corps Helps Find Alternate Hospital Sites

Army Corps Helps Find Alternate Hospital Sites

Here is the official news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has assembled and deployed field assessment teams tasked with evaluating existing facilities in Michigan for the possible conversion into alternate care facilities as part of the nationwide federal, state and local effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this planning…

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