Michigan Medicine, Henry Ford and a medical research center based in Farmington Hills are involved in Phase 3 clinical trials to find a safe and effective vaccine for a virus that has killed over 183,000 people in the United States.
The hallways are deadly quiet. They can hear sounds from other rooms but don’t know who lives there, and can’t visit. Life in CMU’s COVID Dorm is an eerie, monotonous journey for two, now-separated roommates.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s making a decision “very soon” on whether to reopen the businesses shuttered since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many say they’re close to closing permanently.
Michigan’s reserves to pay jobless claims are dwindling amid record unemployment claims. Starting Jan. 1, employers would have to pay more into the system, but some lawmakers want to avoid that prospect.
A statewide group of news and government transparency groups is pushing the Whitmer administration to timely name schools and colleges in Michigan with coronavirus outbreaks as families decide whether to send children to classrooms.
With coronavirus cases spiking on some campuses, colleges are adjusting to ‘the inevitable.’
A group appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came back with 28 recommendations that sought to give residents more access to visitors and each other while maintaining safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The state’s announcement follows weeks of pressure as many parents must decide whether to send their children to school or have them learn from home. State officials did not include colleges in its decision.
Small businesses are entering a critical, make-or-break stretch for their livelihoods, says this representative who serves on the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. We owe it to them to find ways for them to resume their lives safely.
There are now 14 new or ongoing coronavirus outbreaks in Michigan K-12 schools and colleges. Where are they? How many cases? The state still won’t provide that information.
The outbreak at the mid-Michigan public university started with off-campus parties. Now, there are cases in dorms, too.
A few dozen districts are offering parents a choice between in-person learning and online learning. Many are starting the school year remotely and planning to transition to face-to-face instruction when conditions allow.
After the crush of coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths that spurred a statewide stay-at-home order, Michigan has seen case counts fall as testing has ramped up and shown positive results.
The Detroit district and the union had been at odds over safe working conditions for teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deal comes about a week after union members voted to allow leadership to launch a safety strike if certain demands weren’t met.
About 8 in 10 Michigan K-12 school children can go back to school buildings this fall if they want; the majority also have the option of continuing to learn from home during the pandemic.
As the coronavirus surged through Michigan last spring, doctors often gave new patients unnecessary antibiotics as they awaited test results, resulting in resistance to antibiotics later in their hospital stays when they developed infections.
State law gives schools wide discretion on whether to inform the public if there’s an outbreak. That must change, says a union representing 120,000 teachers and support staff.
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, affirming that all people have the right to participate in civil society. During the pandemic, however, families who have children with autism face the complexity of everything from mask-wearing, and virtual therapy, to getting the vital services they need and feeling overwhelmed.
Now more than ever is the time for bold action to combat food insecurity. These authors suggest a way to increase access to healthy food while protecting people from COVID-19 exposure.
A little-known tax cut trigger tucked into a 2015 Michigan law was designed to slow runaway government growth. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to reverse it before the 2022 election, warning it could slow the state’s recovery.