Peter Secchia passes away at 83

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West Michigan philanthropist and entrepreneur Peter Secchia died on Wednesday at his home. He was 83. Secchia had recently contracted COVID-19.

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is once again allowing in-person visits at nursing homes across much of the state.

Speaking at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer seemed to place some blame for the increase on Republicans in the legislature that worked to strip her of executive authority.


Republican state lawmakers have presented their version of a COVID-19 response plan. The state House GOP proposal follows a court ruling that struck down many of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s unilateral emergency orders.

There are still state public health department orders that require masks and distancing. But Whitmer and the Republican-controlled Legislature will have to strike a deal on other measures. 


The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued a stay in place order for University of Michigan students due to a big spike in COVID-19 cases.