Coronavirus is now a global pandemic. This continuously updated post includes Michigan's confirmed cases, maps of locations, what the state is doing to contain the spread, and expert suggestions on how you can stay safe.
Am I eligible for unemployment? Do I have to pay child support? What happens to the money in my HSA? Bridge answers these questions and many more in a feature to address the rapidly evolving health threat.
Do you need help with food or cash through this coronavirus crisis? Want to know where to go to help? We have a list of Michigan resources.
Tracing COVID-19 from the first cases in Wuhan, China to more than 17,000 confirmed Michigan cases and 700 deaths by Monday morning. Bridge highlights the dizzying pace of executive orders, economic upheaval and the heartbreaking human toll.
Guest Commentary: Medical experts have made it clear that putting children back into crowded classrooms and hallways puts them at risk, two Michigan superintendents write.
Guest Commentary: A retired physician's assistant and Yooper has several suggestions on how to help both peninsulas protect and heal from COVID-19.
State lawmakers answered screening questions, had their temperature checked and some wore masks in the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday as they extended Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency authority to battle the coronavirus through April 30.
Michigan funeral homes are running low on protective gear and N95 masks, forcing some to take drastic measures. One home says it may stop taking bodies altogether, while others have stopped embalming bodies.
Gretchen Whitmer says hospital data are slowly improving about the coronavirus and blames a lack of funding for jammed phone lines for those trying to file for unemployment.
COVID-19 cases spiked yet again statewide on Tuesday, but Detroit’s rate is beginning to slow — and Michigan’s curve is looking less like that of New York by the day.
Michigan’s governor wants to identify residents who have recovered from the coronavirus to help plan when to reopen the economy. The state also will begin publishing recovery data, as Whitmer comes under scrutiny over transparency.
Night-shift nurses staged a protest at the hospital over heavy patient caseloads that they said were dangerous. Hospital officials asked the nurses to leave, they said.
The latest death underscores the danger and anxiety for health care workers on Michigan’s front lines as the virus spreads through the state.
Henry Ford is among several metro Detroit hospitals struggling to respond to a major influx of COVID-19 patients. As the virus threatens its capacity, Henry Ford is likely to request volunteers from other hospitals.
She’s caring for those with coronavirus. They were looking for a way to pitch in. The pandemic is bringing out the best in Michiganders.
Unlike other states, Michigan doesn’t release information about coronavirus recoveries, patients on ventilators or in intensive care. Michigan is tied with six other states in releasing the least data, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
The numbers at Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest hospital system, are the latest reminder of the dangers facing hospital workers in metro Detroit.
In the toughest week yet in Michigan's fight against coronavirus, hospital workers share their fears, anxieties and triumphs of treating patients and ensuring they don't bring the highly contagious virus home to their loved ones. "You don't know what you're walking into, and you don't know if you'll be able to walk away without being sick, yourself," one says.
As a society, we have a shared responsibility to take care of our young people, especially during such a dangerous and unprecedented global pandemic. Because kids who get in trouble are still kids.
The virus does not have a race or ethnicity. We cannot let fear during this uncertain time turn people toward prejudice and hate.