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Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s where we stand today

Michigan COVID-19 data through May 28, 2020.
Michigan COVID-19 data through May 28, 2020. (WDIV)

Michigan Gov. Whitmer called to testify before US House subcommittee about COVID-19 response

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been called to testify before a U.S. House subcommittee about her state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a remote hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. via Cisco Webex. The hearing is titled, “On the Front Lines: How Governors are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Michigan government releases new site to help businesses reopen without spreading COVID-19

Michigan’s government has launched a new site to help reopening businesses keep employees and customers safe and prevent further spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The site was developed by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

Click here to visit the new COVID-19 Workplace Safety site.

The site offers resources to keep workplaces safe as sectors of the state’s economy reopen.

“As we reengage our economy and begin the long road back to our normal routines, it’s critical that we do so safely,” LEO Director Jeff Donofrio said. “(The new site) is designed to make the process of reopening safely easier and equip businesses and their staff with the resources necessary to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19.”

Here are the 10 items on Michigan government’s checklist for businesses reopening safely

The Michigan government has released a 10-item checklist that instructs businesses how they can reopen safely and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

RELATED: 8 steps Michigan barber shops, salons, spas say they can take to safely reopen

Workers have to continue fighting against the spread of the virus as sectors of Michigan’s economy begin to reopen, officials said.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration has launched a new site that includes a reopening checklist for businesses, designed to help them create a safe environment as the economy reopens.

View the 10-item list here.

Ford-Wyoming Drive-In served cease-and-desist order while showing movies

The Ford-Wyoming Drive-in in Dearborn now expects to remain closed until June 12 after trying to reopen on Thursday night.

The drive-in says it was served a cease-and-desist order from law enforcement when it was showing movies early Friday morning. Michigan’s stay-at-home order has been extended until June 12, but it appears the drive-in did not know this and thought the stay-at-home order would expire at midnight, allowing them to operate.

Michigan Secretary of State offices to reopen next week -- here’s how it will work

Starting next week, Michigan Secretary of State branch offices are going to reopen.

The offices are set to reopen Monday, but only by appointment.

Visitors at SOS offices will notice some changes that have been put in place to keep everyone safe.

Workers will follow strict health and safety protocols, including wearing masks, standing six feet apart, using desk shields and continuously disinfecting shared and common surfaces.

Doors will be locked and each branch will have a greeter to let customers with appointments in at scheduled appointment times, officials said.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 56,014; Death toll now at 5,372

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 56,014 as of Thursday, including 5,372 deaths, state officials report.

Thursday’s update represents 406 new confirmed cases and 38 additional deaths, including 17 as a result of the state’s ongoing review of “vital records” and testing data. Wednesday’s total was 55,608 confirmed cases and 5,334 deaths.

New cases and deaths continue to slow in Michigan, along with hospitalizations. Testing continues to ramp up, with an average of more than 15,000 per day in the last two weeks.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order late last week, but there are still segments of the state that will reopen this week. Retail opened on Tuesday, with limited capacity, statewide.

Malls reopen in Metro Detroit: Can you touch surfaces? Is it safe to try on clothes?

Malls and other retail shops around Metro Detroit are starting to reopen as the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) slows, and some of the concerns involve touching surfaces, trying on clothes and people who insist it’s their right not to wear a mask.

There are certain precautions and merchandise handling practices you should knew before you head to your favorite mall. View those here.

Rocket Mortgage Classic: Strict changes in place for when PGA Tour returns to Detroit in July

The PGA Tour is set to return to Detroit in just over a month for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, but there will be massive changes and strict rules for players due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Detroit Golf Club is set to host the second Rocket Mortgage Classic from July 2-5 without fans. It’s set to be the fifth event on the PGA Tour this year.

Last year, the Rocket Mortgage Classic was the most awarded event on the tour, so many major players wanted to keep it on the limited schedule for 2020.


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