Michigan Reports 98 New COVID-19 Outbreaks In K-12 SchoolsWe're now several weeks into the new school year, with COVID-19 outbreaks becoming more and more common in the classroom.
Michigan Reports 7,185 New COVID-19 Cases, 35 DeathsThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced new coronavirus cases and additional deaths in the state. Here's everything to know.
Virus Concerns Prompt Cancellation Of Annual Fort FrightA popular Halloween-themed event held annually in northern Michigan has been canceled this fall due to concerns over the coronavirus that include the rising number of cases of the Delta variant in the area.
First Round Of Winners Announced In EMU 'Get The VAX To WIN' ProgramEastern Michigan University launched the "Get the VAX to WIN" program to encourage students, staff, and faculty to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and the first round of winners was just announced.
UM Study Shows Healthcare, Service Workers Were Disproportionally Impacted By The COVID-19 PandemicA new survey by the University of Michigan finds that COVID-19 hit state healthcare and service workers especially hard at the pandemic's start.
Henry Ford Closes 120 Beds, Reporting Short StaffHere in Metro Detroit, Henry Ford Health System is experiencing staffing challenges from the emergency room to admissions.
Some Students Return To Remote Learning Due To COVID-19 OutbreaksWe're now exactly one week into the school year for most metro area students, and already several new outbreaks are forcing children back to remote learning.
Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card? The MDHHS Can HelpIf you got vaccinated against COVID-19 but can't find your vaccination card, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services can help.
Pfizer Expected To Apply For Vaccine Approval For Children 5 To 11Eligibility to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, may soon be expanding.
Natural Immunity Vaccine Exemption Now Offered At Spectrum HealthSpectrum Health will allow workers to avoid its vaccine mandate if they can prove they have a natural immunity to COVID-19.
Most Henry Ford Health Employees Got COVID-19 VaccineA major health care provider in southeastern Michigan said 92% of employees were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by a Friday deadline.
Judge Extends Block Of Western Michigan Vaccine MandateA federal judge on Sept. 9 extended his order blocking Western Michigan University from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement against 16 athletes.
Michigan Hospital Leaders Renew Vaccination Plea Amid DeathsMichigan health and business officials on Sept. 9 renewed their plea for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
MDHHS Reports 31 New COVID-19 Outbreaks In SchoolsUp to a week into the new school year, and already several new COVID-19 outbreaks are hitting Michigan schools.
Michigan Updates Quarantine Guidance For Masked StudentsThe state-issued updated guidance on Sept. 8 to help Michigan schools and local health departments navigate whether students exposed to a coronavirus-infected student should quarantine at home or stay in school.
More Michigan Counties Order Masks Inside Schools
Berrien County Orders Masks In School; Washtenaw Is NextBerrien County in southwestern Michigan on Sept. 1 ordered masking inside all schools, pointing to a rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission over the past month.
Michigan Standardized Testing Show Pandemic SetbacksMichigan standardized test results released on Aug. 31 showed gaps in students' learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, with state education officials noting lower than usual participation rates.
Detroit Zoo Animals Are Getting COVID-19 VaccinesThe Detroit Zoo has begun vaccinating animals who are most susceptible to COVID-19.
DPSCD Offers Free COVID-19 Testing For Students Aug. 30 To Sept 3As the start of school approaches, Detroit Public Schools is offering free COVID-19 testing for all students.
Athletes, Worker Sue Over Vaccine Rules At Michigan CollegesFour female soccer players at Western Michigan University challenged the school's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for athletes Monday, saying it violates their Christian beliefs.
CVS Limits Purchases Of At-Home COVID-19 TestsCVS is limiting the number of covid tests people can buy.
Detroit Centers, Churches Open As Sites For Vaccine BoostersSome community centers and churches in Detroit will be used as sites for immunocompromised residents seeking a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
More Than Half Of Michigan Students Must Wear Mask In SchoolAt least half of Michigan's public K-12 students must wear a mask in school, a figure that has grown as local health or education officials order requirements that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer supports but is hesitant to reinstitute statewide.
More Protests Follow Mask Orders In Oakland, Ottawa CountiesProtesters turned out on Aug. 25 in a large suburban Detroit county, a day after officials said masks would be required in schools, the latest local mandate linked to rising COVID-19 cases.
Oakland County Requiring Masks In All Schools, DaycaresOne of Michigan's most populous counties issued an emergency order Tuesday, Aug. 24, requiring masks in daycares and all schools regardless of vaccination status to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CDC Guidance Recommends All But 2 Michigan Counties Should Mask Up AgainUpdated CDC guidance recommends nearly every Michigan county should mask up.
Michigan's COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Falls Behind On Goal To Reaching Herd ImmunityThe goal to reaching a 70% vaccination rate in Michigan is still in the works.
New Bill Would Prohibit Michigan Employers From Mandating COVID-19 VaccinesAs some hospitals and public universities enforce COVID-19 vaccine mandates, a group of Michigan lawmakers is working to keep those requirements out of the workplace.
Central Michigan To Require COVID-19 Tests For UnvaccinatedCentral Michigan University will require all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing for the fall semester.