Washtenaw County receives extra 2,500 COVID vaccine doses for most vulnerable residents
(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, FILE)YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Health Department has announced a new pilot project as a result of receiving 2,500 additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Department applied for the extra vaccines through the MDHHS’ Community Outreach COVID-19 Pilot Project. With the help of local partners and leaders, the Health Department will host several pop-ups in areas with high Social Vulnerability Index. AdPriority areas include the east side of Washtenaw County as well as areas of Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township including the zip codes 48197, 48198, 48108, and 48105. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all of us, but some areas and communities within Washtenaw County have been more severely impacted,” health officer with Washtenaw County Health Department Jimena Loveluck said in a news release.
These tips for World Wildlife Day will help keep you safe
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. Wednesday marks World Wildlife Day, and as the temperatures warm up, it’s safe to assume people will have more encounters with wildlife. Anna Chrisman from Michigan Humane explained that Michigan is full of different species of wildlife. Also, if you see a baby animal, do not assume the baby is abandoned.
This can help you manage screen time for the kids
Managing Screen time for kids is easier said than done, but there’s a Metro Detroit company that can help. Easy PZ Play offers a fun, sensory kit that can give kids more interactive play. The Easy PZ Play sensory kits are self-contained and very easy to use. The homemade kits include homemade play-doh, small toys, and more. Watch the video to find out how to make non-screen time more fun for kids.
Video: Detroit police seek man wanted in connection with vehicle stolen from gas station
DETROIT – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection to Nov. 4 vehicle theft on Detroit’s west side. According to authorities, it happened at about 7:15 a.m. at a gas station near the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and Joy Road. Police said the suspect exited a stolen 2008 Honda Odyssey, entered an unoccupied 2013 Chevrolet Traverse that was left unlocked and running at the gas pump and left the location in the vehicle. Anyone who recognizes the man or has information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit at 313-596-2555, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Ann Arbor City Council extends downtown street closures through November
ANN ARBOR – City Council unanimously approved on Monday night the extension of downtown street closures for businesses to continue operating outdoors through Nov. 30. The closures were originally set to end on Nov. 1. The closures include:Main Street from William Street to Liberty StreetMain Street from Liberty Street to Washington StreetWashington Street from South Ashley to Main StreetMaynard Street from East Liberty Street to East William Street (seven days a week)East Liberty Street from Thompson Street to South State StreetSouth State Street from East Washington Street to East William StreetClosures will continue to be in effect from 2 p.m. on Fridays through 8 p.m. on Sundays. The Maynard Street closure will move to a weekend-only closure on Nov. 2. Ramlawi said city administrator Tom Crawford can end the closures at any time if they are deemed unsafe due to weather events.
When is someone who had COVID-19 safe to return to work, school?
DETROIT – The National Institutes of Health and Dr. Anthony Fauci claim they have concluded that President Donald Trump is no longer infectious. The debate over whether Trump was still infectious or not is an issue that a lot of people are facing as survivors return to work, school and other aspects of life. Trump’s physician reported that the president developed symptoms Oct. 1 and was tested shortly after. If someone has a mild case of COVID-19, when it is safe for them to be around other people? Why aren’t survivors required to test negative before returning to work or school?
How to save lots of $$$ around the house as it gets cold outside
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. We’re starting off with one important update around the house that should be addressed right now: Getting your home insulated properly. As the weather gets chillier, this can mean big savings on your energy bill. This family-owned business does both foam and cellulose insulation, depending on the area in your home. Experienced crews will inject the cellulose from the outside of your home into the walls.