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Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today (FRI) that a new partnership will help get about 4 (m) million protective face masks to people who might otherwise have trouble procuring them.

Universities prepared to go virtual if necessary

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Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley Jr. says the school is prepared to go fully remote if there’s an outbreak on campus. MSU was featured in a Thursday night NBC News special about how the Coronavirus will impact learning in America.

Physicians ask lawmakers to reconsider school legislation

Aug 13, 2020
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Physicians in Michigan are asking that state lawmakers consider science when making decisions on in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The director of the state Department of Health and Human Services testified Thursday before a legislative committee examining Michigan’s COVID-19 response.

Search and Rescue operations up from last year

Aug 13, 2020
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Search and Rescue operations on the Great Lakes are up from last year.

The pandemic, high water levels, and warm temperatures have all played a role.