The governor’s office and state health officials have yet to identify schools with active coronavirus outbreaks. And under current state policy, there is no requirement of a public announcement.
The U.S. Department of Justice demands records from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other Democratic governors who "issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands." A Whitmer spokeswoman says the request is “election-year politics.”
Michigan is amid another surge of coronavirus inside prisons. Other states have taken to testing all corrections officers, but Michigan is relying on methods that some experts say are questionable and ineffective.
With guesswork built into coronavirus testing at Michigan colleges and universities, campus leaders hope to keep students and staff safe. Nobody, it seems, knows if their plans are likely to work.
As a state, we should be focused on bringing our infection rates down so that the students who need face-to-face education the most are able to safely receive in-person education as soon as possible, the president of the AFT-Michigan argues.
Classes are moving online and dorms will remain shuttered for the first three weeks of school at EMU, while officials figure out how to adjust their reopening plans in light of coronavirus outbreaks at other colleges, including Central Michigan University.
Learning shouldn’t just be about where learning takes place, it should be about student achievement and understanding, a Michigan principal writes, in his advice to parents.
The COVID outbreak at CMU shows no signs of slowing, with the case count now at 54 among current students and 75 when counting others who were infected primarily at student gatherings.
School principals began asking teachers last week if they prefer to teach in person or remotely. Classes resume Sept. 8 for the district’s 51,000 students.
Economists are starting to get data that indicate a longer, slower recovery period following steep job losses during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘We need to find jobs that people can keep,’ says one store owner as the second-largest employer in Evart closed this summer. It’s just another blow to a community fighting for stability during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly a million Michiganders who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic will eventually qualify for $300 per week in extra unemployment benefits, but the payments could take weeks to arrive and may last just weeks more.
A second court sided with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a battle over the emergency powers she’s used to implement protections against COVID-19.
There are 14 coronavirus outbreaks reported at Michigan colleges and K-12 schools. The state’s top doc says Michigan’s data system doesn’t collect school names now, and will have to be updated. Until then, nothing.
Michigan has already reported 14 school-related COVID-19 outbreaks. CMU’s appears to be another.
The FDA has delayed approving broader use of convalescent plasma until more randomized studies are completed. But Henry Ford and U-M doctors will continue to study the promising treatment on coronavirus patients.
Michigan is one of only seven states that has not reopened movie theaters or announced a reopening date.
If you missed Tuesday’s talk on what’s in store for schools in the fall, watch our chat with two Michigan educators.
Coronavirus standards set by the CDC, WHO and Harvard point to most Michigan counties being safe for class. But a lack of specific state benchmarks means individual districts are left to wing it on their own.
The state health department declined to say which K-12 schools or colleges had confirmed outbreaks, noting that it has not done so for many businesses. One education leader said parents will likely want to know.