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Michigan issues stay-at-home order amid coronavirus: Here’s what it means

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Monday to fight the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Effective at 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances.

Michigan’s number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases tops 1,300

4 Fast Facts

  • Michigan retailers are being urged not to accept empty beverage containers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Click here to read more.
  • Grocery stores to stay open during Michigan ‘stay-at-home’ order amid coronavirus outbreak. Click here to read more.
  • Coronavirus forces Metro Detroit realtors to change way they sell houses. Click here to read more.
  • Scans of the lungs of the sickest COVID-19 patients show distinctive patterns of infection. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

How to be safe while doing everyday chores during coronavirus outbreak

Many people are looking at the chores they do every day -- getting the mail, taking out the trash, doing laundry -- and wondering if they need to take extra precautions due to the coronavirus outbreak. Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge has some advice on handling these tasks safely.

Atlas Wholesale Food opens inventory to public

A company that usually supplies casinos and restaurants is offering groceries to the public due to closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Atlas Wholesale Food is opening its inventory to residents to place pickup or deliver orders.

Anxiety amid coronavirus outbreak

Fear and worry about coronavirus and its spread is taking a toll on many people. The stress from it can affect eating and sleeping patterns, worsen existing conditions or lead to higher use of substances like drugs and alcohol. Mental health experts said taking care of yourself and loved ones can help you cope with the stress.

Veterans band together to help serve community

During the coronavirus crisis, there are many people going above and beyond to help people in need. They’re the true unsung heroes. A group of veterans has come together to form a group called Downriver For Veterans. They’re no longer in uniform or the military service, but they’re still serving.

FCA to make, donate more than 1 million face masks

Health care workers and first responders are experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Monday that the company will make more than 1 million face masks, which will be donated to police, EMTs, firefighters, and hospital and clinic workers.

Grocery delivery services overwhelmed

Even with Michigan now officially under a stay-at-home order, residents are still allowed to go to the grocery store. But to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, many people are turning to home delivery for their groceries, and the system is getting overwhelmed. If you were hoping to make your order on your phone and have your groceries delivered, you might be out of luck, because the people who do the shipping are finding the shelves bare.

Metro Detroit daycares stay open

Under Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most recent Executive Order, only people deemed essential are allowed to work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Because more people will be at home under this order, daycares are dealing with parents not needing the service for the time being.

Michigan doctor diagnosed with coronavirus describes what it’s like

A Michigan doctor who has tested positive for coronavirus is offering insight into what it’s like and sharing an important tip for fighting the spread. Dr. Mark Pankonin is a gastroenterologist in Saginaw. He took a ski trip to Utah with his girlfriend and some friends a few weeks ago.

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