Coronavirus Coverage

County Board Institutes Hiring Freeze During Coronavirus Crisis

April 14th 2020

At its meeting last night, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to temporarily suspend county hiring,

Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing to Include First Responders, Essential Workers

April 14th 2020

First responders, essential business employees and Pontiac residents who display symptoms of the coronavirus… should call the Health Division’s “Nurse on Call” hotline at 1-800-848-5533 to schedule an appointment.

Self-Employed Can File For Unemployment Beginning…

April 11th 2020

“We will do everything we can to continue providing emergency financial assistance as quickly as possible to the Michigan working families…”

Grants Available for Companies that Switch to PPE Production

April 10th 2020

“Saving Business, Saving Lives” grant provides immediate capital for Oakland County companies to ramp up production of PPE

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.”