Adrian Dominican Sisters report deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Michigan motherhouse
As Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, many have had to adapt as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forces churches to close or implement measures such as social distancing and reduced services. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian Dominican Sisters are experiencing a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at their Motherhouse campus in Adrian, Mich. Here’s the message from the general counsel:“After more than nine months of no cases of COVID-19 among resident Sisters, we are now experiencing an outbreak among both Sisters and Co-workers at the Dominican Life Center. Please join us in this prayer.” Adrian Dominican SistersThe Adrian Dominican Sisters founded and sponsor Siena Heights University in Michigan. They are a Roman Catholic congregation of more than 500 Dominican Sisters with leaders operating out of Adrian.
9 retired nuns in Michigan die of COVID-19 in January
The women lived at the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, 75 miles (120 kilometers) southwest of Detroit. Eight nuns in suburban Milwaukee died of virus complications in one week in December, including four in one day. AdNine of the 12 deaths of Adrian Dominican sisters this month were linked to COVID-19, Siemen said. After more than nine months without a COVID-19 case among residents, the Adrian Dominican Sisters announced an outbreak on Jan. 14. That's the heartache of this virus,” Siemen said.
With other colleges punting on football, Adrian College goes for it
Faced with an inability to find opponents, Siena Heights and Lawrence Tech opted to punt on the 2020 fall football season. Adrian joins Michigan State and Michigan as the only college teams in the state to schedule football games in the fall. Adrian will hold the first college football game in the state when the Bulldogs take on Trine at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. “Maybe we need to get ESPN here for the game ... the first college game in the state,” Adrian College athletic director Mike Duffy said. “But there’s a relief because there were so many protocols and so many things to take care of to play football.mlive.com