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Published 3/26/2020
2:51pm

First Confirmed Coronavirus Case in Shiawassee County

Nearly 3,000 Cases Statewide, Now 60 Related Deaths

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Emergency Operations Center Update
 
• 2:03 PM: 1 confirmed case in Shiawassee County

• 2:04 PM: 2,856 cases statewide

• 2:04 PM: 60 deaths statewide

• 1:28 PM: Memorial Healthcare has collected 288 specimens; 105 tests have come back negative; 1 positive

• Testing numbers change rapidly, if there is a change in numbers an updated release will be posted

• Things you can do to support yourself include meditating, eating healthy and well-balanced meals, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of rest

• If you are feeling stressed about the outbreak; call, text, or video chat with friends and family

• It’s important to remember to stay 6 feet away from others when enjoying outdoor activities like going for a walk or a bike ride

• If you have a health question/concern or are in need, call the coronavirus hotline at 989-743- 2460, available Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM.

• Accurate and credible information will be posted as it becomes available

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Update 3/22/2020

Art Van Furniture is suspending its liquidation sales due to the COVID-19. The Warren-based retailer said Thursday that it is following guidance by public health authorities. 

Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills and Twelve Oaks in Novi will close their doors through at least March 29th. The owner of both malls, Taubman Centers, is closing down nearly all of its malls nationwide. 

The Grand Rapids Children's Museum is helping kids stay busy at home during school closures. The museum is closed, but its online portal to fun and activities is open.

An aging bridge in Detroit over I-94 is closed for repairs until Sunday. The Cass Avenue bridge between West Palmer and Antoinette has been shut down by the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

Operations at Flint Assembly have stopped due to concerns over the coronavirus. Employees were told Flint Assembly operations wrapped up after second shift. Flint Assembly will be back to operation March 30th. 

Ferris State University is closing all residence halls on campus as it offers online classes to students during the coronavirus outbreak. Ferris will offer remote instruction through June 1. 

Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar is keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic. He held a telephone town hall Thursday afternoon and says he’s worked on legislation to help the country and Michigan.