Gov. Whitmer ‘hoping to avoid’ another lockdown after Saturday’s record coronavirus cases
Gretchen Whitmer said Saturday’s record-breaking coronavirus numbers is a call to action to avoid going backwards. On Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint medical experts weighed in on the new spike in coronavirus cases. Whitmer spoke with Local 4 about the possibility of a second lockdown after 3,338 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday -- the highest ever reported. That’s why Whitmer said Michigan might have to take a few steps back. She said those decisions are being made on a local level because of the 800 districts across the state.
Could the record-breaking COVID-19 numbers lead to a second shutdown for Michigan?
Michigan could face another shutdown as COVID-19 cases surge across the state, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Oct. 24. Michigan’s Health Department reported Saturday the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan is now 158,026, including more than 7,000 deaths. Nessel called Saturday’s numbers alarming and said she’s afraid things may get worse because the governor’s powers are limited. “They are big proponents of keeping everything open, and there’s no reason to shut anything down.”Local 4′s Dr. Frank McGeorge addressed another shutdown. “Sometimes the numbers are the result of a correctional facility or a significant number of nursing facilities have become infected.
It starts at home: How to have conversations about race with your children
DETROIT As we wrap up another emotional week of protests in cities across the country, worried parents are struggling with how to talk to their children about racism. She says to take an honest look at yourself and be willing to talk about what youve discovered with your children. In a perfect world, she said, the conversation would start with parents and children at home, but with so many outside influences, that can be a challenge. I think the conversation starts from our culture from our media, and from society, Reynolds said. The problem is racism, Reynolds said.
I cant wait to see all the faces -- Salons, massage therapy and more to reopen Monday
During the Stay-at-Home orders, residents werent able to get a hair cut, get their nails done or get a massage. Just getting back to work and seeing all the clients is just wonderful, said massage therapist Cindy Burger. After three months, BABS Salon & Wellness Spa in Birmingham is reopening. I cant wait to see all the faces. Now they can only accommodate about half of that and customers you wont be able to wait in the lobby anymore.
How to talk to your children about racism
DETROIT – As we wrap up another emotional week of angry protests in cities across the country, worried parents are struggling with how to protect their children from seeing the violence and also talk to them about racism. Read more: Kids at Home“My husband had that conversation with him about being a black man in America," High-Van Dyke said. “The preschool and elementary school age kids are beginning to ask questions and a lot of the questions that they are asking is about skin color. She said younger children shouldn’t be exposed to any of this violence, but if your young children have already seen it, how do you explain it to them? "The child needs to see the parent bringing over a black friend to dinner or a playdate of a different race should be able to play with the child.
How to teach your children etiquette, manners while stuck at home
As the school year wraps up, there’s a different kind of lesson you can pass on to your children -- manners. “A lot of times people think etiquette is about being stuffy, and a lot of rules," said Danielle Kovachevich. “I actually would like to politely disagree and say that it’s actually about an awareness of how we make people feel. "I think that’s really impactful for our children.”Kovachevich runs the Detroit Academy of Etiquette and since her own children have been home from school, she’s been coming up with ways to help them brush up on their manners. Treat it like an actual school day for school," Kovachevich said.
How one mother relieves her childrens boredom
Parents are trying to keep their children occupied and one local mother is sharing outdoor boredom busters that her family loves. Read more: Kids at HomeJeeyoung is the mother of three boys -- ages 3, 5 and 7 -- and she works from home. When it comes to keeping her boys at home occupied, she believes keeping it simple works best. Their top favorite for outdoor boredom buster is the obstacle course. She said it instantly zaps boredom and works as a great distraction.
Michigan stay-at-home order timeline: 70 days, 4 extensions, ever-changing restrictions
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order was lifted Monday after 70 days. She issued the initial restrictions during the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and adjusted them several times along the way.
How to prevent burnout for you and your children
Children can be suffering from burnout too. A routine, she said, can be helpful with burnout, but it’s also important for children to know why things are different. "But if we’re able to cope with that stress, then our children will learn how to cope with the stress, they feel our burnout.”The first step to preventing burnout is practicing self-care. That’s how we need to look at self care.”Rockwell said since children learn from their parents, it’s important to be at your best. It’s a wonderful time for us to learn important life lessons.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reopens manufacturing, including Big 3 automakers
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she has reopened manufacturing, including the Big Three automakers -- Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler -- at the beginning of next week. Manufacturing workers can return to the job Monday (May 11), Whitmer said. Stay-at-home order extendedEven though manufacturing plants are set to reopen soon, Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order an additional two weeks. READ: Here are the 6 stages in Michigan Gov.
‘It’s something I missed’ -- Livonia man opens his sports store for curbside pickup
With sports on hold, one local businessman decided to open his sport memorabilia shop Friday for curbside pickup. While sports memorabilia isn’t essential, John Yu said the feeling of going to work is essential to him. Yu owns Pro Sports Zone inside the Laurel Place Mall on Six Mile Road in Livonia. Yu said he built his business on personal relationships with his customers and while he could try to sell his memorabilia online, it is not the same. “I like to do that personal touch with my customers," Yu said.
AG Nessel asks police to be patient with businesses struggling to obtain masks for employees
LANSING, Mich. – Starting Monday, employers are required to supply employees with appropriate face coverings -- but masks still remain in short supply. “I know many business owners around the state are working hard to reopen and comply with the Governor’s Executive Order. Securing appropriate face coverings by the Monday deadline, though, appears to be a difficult task for some businesses given limited supplies," Nessel said. “While businesses work diligently to find appropriate face coverings to meet the requirements of the Executive Order, I urge employees that can safely do so to use their own face coverings as protection until businesses provide face coverings as required by the Governor’s order. The Governor’s order requires that each of us -- businesses and employees -- work together to safely and successfully reopen our economy.”
Back in business: Landscaping businesses, golf, boat marinas reopen in Michigan
DETROIT – From hitting the green on the golf course, to riding the waves on the river. Saturday, people are doing it all since Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued her stay at home ban last month. Updated April 25: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 37,203; Death toll now at 3,274Friday, Governor Whitmer extended the ban until May 15, but she’s now allowing golf course, marinas and landscaping businesses to open with strict social distancing. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is not allowing golf carts on the courses. More information on coronavirus (COVID-19):
What businesses are essential in the new stay-at-home order?
Gretchen Whitmer’s extended stay-at-home order allowed landscapers to go back on the job. Update April 24 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 36,641; Death toll now at 3,085As businesses start to reopen, many have to adjust to meet a high demand. “We’re a month behind,” said Randy Matice, with Matice Landscaping in Franklin. “Where they are using shared tools, extra sanitation must be taken.”The response to the new stay-at-home order has been positive with many residents optimistic it’s a step toward Michigan returning to normal. “What we’re trying trying to do is make sure our customers feel safe and get their flowers the same way we have for 90 years,” said Kevin Robson.
What businesses are essential in the new stay-at-home order?
What businesses are essential in the new stay-at-home order? Published: April 24, 2020, 6:02 pmIt was music to the ears of countless homeowners when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extended stay-at-home order allowed landscapers to go back on the job.
Here’s what was reopened in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s revised stay-at-home order
Gretchen Whitmer issued a revised stay-at-home order Friday, reopening several businesses in the process. Revised order detailsThis new order is in effect immediately and lasts through May 15, according to state officials. Whitmer’s revisions signal a change of course after she stood by her strict order despite protests claiming government overreach. UPDATE -- April 23, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 35,291; Death toll now at 2,977The measure immediately replaces one that was scheduled to expire next week. Whitmer defended the previous order, which she issued April 9 and was stricter than one that took effect March 24.