Coronavirus Coverage

Governor Whitmer Extends State of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19 

September 4th 2020

“Last week, Michigan surpassed 100,000 cases and families continue to lose loved ones to COVID-19. With over 6,500 deaths, the virus continues to threaten the lives of Michiganders every day.”

Oakland County Expands Free COVID-19 Testing to School-Age Children

August 30th 2020

The Health Division offers drive-thru testing on Mondays and Wednesdays at the South Oakland Health Center at 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield; Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Oakland County government campus, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac;  and on Fridays at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus at 28696 Oakland, Farmington Hills.

Deadline for Oakland Together Business Recovery Grants is Sept. 14

August 30th 2020

This competitive grant program is focused on these hard-hit sectors:
Retail
Food and Lodging Personal Services
Business Services
Entertainment and Recreation
Construction and Maintenance Services

Michigan Reaches 100,000 COVID-19 Cases, 14,213 in Oakland County

August 28th 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues as Michigan reaches 100,000 cases of the disease. 

Aug 29  – Mourning Daughter Hosting Candlelight Vigil for Victims of COVID-19 

August 15th 2020

But now Pickering is reaching out to the entire community, inviting anyone who would like to gather and mourn the loss of all the victims to join them on Aug. 29 at 7:30pm at Madison Heights City Hall (360 W 13 Mile Rd) for a socially-distanced candlelight vigil.

Four Winners Selected in COVID-19 Messaging Contest

August 11th 2020

Four Oakland County residents who took different paths to deliver the same message – everyone should do their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus – were chosen by a public vote as winners of the Oakland Together COVID-19 Safety Video & Art Contest.

Governor Signs Order Requiring Face Masks at Childcare Centers and Camps

August 6th 2020

Michigan has seen COVID-19 outbreaks at these locations, adding to the mounting evidence that children can contract and spread the virus.

Ferndale Schools Making Plans for Fall, “Ready to Pivot” as Necessary

July 29th 2020

Parents of Ferndale Public Schools Students tuned in Tuesday evening for a Facebook Live meeting with Superintendent Dania Bazzi and other school staff to learn about the district’s plans for the fall.

County Urges Face Mask Use as COVID Cases on the Rise

July 24th 2020

Oakland County has a dashboard with information and data, including a zip code map of cases and deaths. 

Vacuum Repair, Ice Cream Shop, Bowling Alley among Madison Heights Grant Recipients

July 18th 2020

“Local businesses are owned by our neighbors, classmates and friends, and are part of our extended family. This outpouring of support demonstrates the true spirit of our community.”