Essential workers in Ingham County must be tested for coronavirus symptoms under an emergency order issue today by the county health officer. The order requires taking employees’ temperatures as well as questioning them about their health and travel.
As executive orders continue to tighten restrictions on Michigan citizens and businesses, City Pulse has received emails praising some stores for playing along, and criticizing others for seemingly ignoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended social distancing procedures.
At least 132 people are now dead from coronavirus in Michigan as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases swelled by more than 800 this afternoon to 5,486 statewide, including at least 65 cases identified in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties.
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, editor and publisher Berl Schwartz speaks with Michael McDaniel, retired brigadier general of the Michigan National Guard, about the power of governors as they deal with the pandemic
As COVID-19 spreads, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is concerned about whether Michigan hospitals will have enough supplies to last through the weekend. But a recent major disaster declaration should help unleash federal funding for those struggling in Michigan.
Ingham County has set up a $50,000 contingency fund, extended paid sick leave for hundreds of employees and ramped up salaries for many at Ingham Community Health Centers as the number of cases of COVID-19 rises to nearly 3,700 in Michigan.
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