Category Archives: Health & Medicine

Whitmer Administration Releases Official Updated Mask Mandates

Whitmer Administration Releases Official Updated Mask Mandates

Photo: JIM WATSON / AFP via Getty DETROIT, May 24, 2021 ~ Monday, Governor Whitmer’s administration announced official updates to COVID-19 restrictions as cases and positive tests continue to decline. “The reason we can take these steps is thanks to every Michigander who has stepped up and taken action to keep themselves, their families, and…

Ford Field Vaccination Clinic Closes Monday Evening

Ford Field Vaccination Clinic Closes Monday Evening

Photo: Matthew Hatcher / Getty DETROIT, May 17, 2021 ~ The federally run mass vaccination clinic at Ford Field will close at 8:30 p.m. Monday evening. “I’m really proud of what we accomplished in eight weeks here. … Our goal was to maximize efforts to reach as many people as possible. COVID cases were surging…

Whitmer Announces Over 50 Percent of Michiganders Vaccinated

Whitmer Announces Over 50 Percent of Michiganders Vaccinated

Photo: Matthew Hatcher / Getty LANSING, May 4, 2021 ~ Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan now has more than 50% of its residents over the age of 16 vaccinated. “Today, Michigan will surpass seven million doses administered of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines,” Governor Whitmer said Monday. “We’ve put shots in arms of one…

University of Michigan Announces Student Vaccination Requirements

University of Michigan Announces Student Vaccination Requirements

Photo: Raymond Boyd / Getty ANN ARBOR, April 23, 2021 ~ University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn will require students living on campus to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when fall semester 2021 begins, according to a Friday post on Twitter. “We know that widespread vaccination will be the only way to facilitate a return to…

Detroit Vaccination Clinics Opening Requiring No Appointments

Detroit Vaccination Clinics Opening Requiring No Appointments

DETROIT, April 19, 2021 ~ Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases are beginning to lessen, as he revealed plans to open vaccination sites in Detroit that do not require appointments. “This is our role as a city; give you the best information we can and make the vaccine as available as…

Governor Whitmer Extends Workplace Restrictions for Six Months

Governor Whitmer Extends Workplace Restrictions for Six Months

Photo: Matthew Hatcher / Getty LANSING, April 13, 2021 ~ Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended workplace restrictions due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Michigan over the last weeks. The seven-day case rate is near the highest it has been during the pandemic.  The seven-day average deaths per day is over double what it…

TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

DETROIT, March 17, 2021 ~ An employee, believed to be a nurse, working at TCF Center in Detroit was arrested Monday for stealing two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Chief Operating Officer Hakim Berry said the woman was caught by another employee pocketing the two syringes. The vaccines were confiscated by law enforcement when the…

Appointment Scheduling Begins for New Ford Field Vaccination Site

Appointment Scheduling Begins for New Ford Field Vaccination Site

LANSING, MI, March 15, 2021 ~ Beginning March 15, residents can schedule appointments for the new vaccination site opening at Ford Field on March 24.  The clinic, announced by the State of Michigan and White House, will provide 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations per day. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist said these are additional doses intended for Ford…

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