Coronavirus Coverage

Governor Extends “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order Through End of April

April 9th 2020

Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April

Suburban Collection Showplace Slated for COVID Medical Care Facility

April 6th 2020

The decision to continue to expand bed space in Southeast Michigan is a proactive measure in anticipation of additional need as the response to COVID-19 continues.

SMART Scales Back to Main Corridor Routes and Reservation-Based Shuttle

April 6th 2020

SMART will redirect buses to main corridor routes which are still seeing significant ridership – and certainly warrant more buses to better facilitate social distancing. 

How to Make Cloth Face Masks, and Where to Donate Them in Metro Detroit

April 5th 2020

“If you can sew a straight line on a home sewing machine, you are good.”

Governor Extends Order for Care Facilities and Juvenile Justice Facilities

April 5th 2020

“This is a hard time for families, and we will continue to put their health and safety first when making these decisions.”

Democracy Continues as Local Governments Have Electronic Meetings

April 4th 2020

“We are taking every measure we can to mitigate the spread of coronavirus and protect Michigan families, but recognize that public bodies still have an obligation to conduct business as usual.”

United Way Sets up Coronavirus Response Fund, Touts 2-1-1 Hotline 

April 4th 2020

There are still 27 ways to help that range from food packaging, distribution and delivery to blood donations.

Foundations Fund Several COVID-19 Related Efforts

April 4th 2020

“In full participation with our foundation partners, we are making grants to provide support for targeted community needs arising from this crisis.”

Governor’s Order Protects Employees Who Stay Home, Clarifies “Stay Home” Order

April 3rd 2020

“It’s crucial that anyone experiencing symptoms, and those they live with, stay home and stay safe.”

Governor Orders School Buildings Closed Through End of School Year

April 2nd 2020

Every district’s plan will be different and will reflect what’s best and feasible for their community