Tess DeGayner


Tess DeGayner is a student reporter for WCMU. She is a junior at Central Michigan University where she majors in Journalism and minors in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts. Her hometown is Fenton, Michigan.


She joined WCMU’s staff the spring of 2019, and her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here and Now.


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Michigan Governor Whitmer announced the closure of K-12 school buildings for the rest of the school year. In the Executive Order, the governor refers to districts switching to remote-teaching. 


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Last updated on Thursday, April 2 at 3:28 p.m.. This story was originally posted on Friday, March 20. 

April 2, 2020 - Michigan case count: 10,791 cases, 417 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The state updates this information daily at 3 p.m.. WCMU reports

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs executive order, announces closure of K-12 schools for the rest of the school year. 

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In a time of uncertainty, a licensed clinical child psychologist says parents should take life day by day while their families are home during the coronavirus outbreak. 


In a recent survey by Wallet Hub, 87 percent of small businesses have reported negative impacts from the coronavirus outbreak. 


But, nearly 80 percent of small business owners say public health comes first.   


According to the survey, one-third of small businesses have laid off employees due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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The Shepherd Police Department created a Facebook post for people to share good news to spread positivity.