ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Monday, May 18, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on May 18, 2020 at 8:22 p.m. (WDIV)

Everything you need to know about Gov. Whitmer reopening businesses in parts of Michigan

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced bars, restaurants and retail will partially reopen in 32 counties this week. Whitmer said the executive order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

There are two very specific regions of Michigan reopening, and they include areas that haven’t been hit as hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 51,915; Death toll now at 4,915

4 Fast Facts

  • Medical officials said one of the promising possible coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines is showing encouraging results at this point in the process. Click here to read more.
  • The Wayne County Department of Public Services (DPS) is urging residents and motorists to take precautions due to a flood warning in the area. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is allowing some businesses in the northern part of the state and the Upper Peninsula to reopen Friday. Click here to read more.
  • Pontiac resident Patrick Michael Crawford, 25, has been charged for allegedly assaulting and spitting on staff members at McLaren Oakland Hospital. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Michigan considers change to controversial nursing home policy

Metro Detroit nursing homes account for about half of all coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths.

The State of Michigan admits it doesn’t know how many Michiganders have died in nursing homes or long term care. Officials only report that just over 700 have died.

Airline Pilot Association: Current COVID-19 guidelines don’t make travel safe

Many people feel air travel isn’t safe right now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and pilots agree.

Officials with the Airline Pilots Association said guidelines and suggestions currently in place are not enough. They believe the Federal Aviation Administration needs to mandate and enforce safety requirements.

How first day of reopening went for autoworkers

Thousands of Metro Detroit autoworkers were back on the job Monday as Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler assembly plants started rolling again.

Plants reopened with strict safety measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are also fewer people in the plants.

The best Memorial Day deals

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and for Michigan retailers, that means it’s time to slash prices and move inventory, even with many stores closed in the area.

Big deals for the holiday are rolling out online. Local 4′s Help Me Hank took a look at the best deals he could find.

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