Data shows Michigan schools without mask mandates saw 62% more coronavirus spread
As the number of <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/Coronavirus/" target="_blank">COVID cases</a> continue to surge in Michigan, new data reveals that <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/Mask_mandate/" target="_blank">mask mandates</a> in school appear to be working to slow the spread of the virus.
How I got a school mask mandate in my rural West Virginia community
Knowing a mask mandate was the only feasible way to keep classes in-person and our son safe, I reached out to the one parent-acquaintance I had in our school district who understood the covid-19 pandemic like I did. The movement grew from there.washingtonpost.com
University of Michigan psychologist weighs in on decisions people make on masks, vaccinations
There is no way to tell who is vaccinated and who is not, which puts Michigan residents on an honor system. A University of Michigan researcher spoke with Local 4 about how to make the right choice and trust people around you are doing the same.
State officials urge Michiganders to take precaution as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the holidays
LANSING, Mich. – On the day that Michigan hospital systems banded together to put out the alert on the rise of COVID-19 cases, Gov. ‘No area of the state is spared’: How COVID-19 is trending in all 8 Michigan regionsA spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said “Sen. As state officials announce 6,000 new COVID-19 cases daily in Michigan, hospitalizations are starting to trend in wrong direction. During a virtual discussion with the presidents and CEOS of major Michigan health systems, the most pressing concern isn’t space, but staff availability. COVID-19 cases in Michigan are at an all-time high, and Gov.
Michgan Senate to return to Lansing, address coronavirus-related orders
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Senate is set to go into session Thursday and take up coronavirus-related orders nearly a week after Michigan Supreme Court ruled to strike down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders. In a split decision, the state Supreme Court overturned a 1945 law that Whitmer had been using to kick out executive orders with no checks and balances from Legislature. The court also said in a unanimous decision that all of Whitmer’s executive orders past April 30 are not valid because there was no input from the state Legislature. However, days of Whitmer issuing executive orders are over unless it’s a deal reached with the Legislature.
Uber will require riders to prove they’re wearing a mask if they neglected to wear one during past rides
If a driver reports to Uber that a rider wasn’t wearing a mask, that rider will be required to take a selfie with their face covered before they can take another trip with Uber. “We believe accountability is a two-way street and have implemented policies and built technology to promote shared accountability and mutual respect. In May, we announced that all users (riders, drivers and delivery people) are required to wear a mask or face cover during a trip,” said Navideh Forghani, with Uber. Uber officials said more than 1,250 riders have had their access to the Uber app removed after multiple reports from drivers that they hadn’t been wearing a mask. Since May, drivers and delivery people have been required to take a selfie to verify that they’re wearing a mask before they can start using the app to drive.