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Published 3/16/2020

President Trump Says COVID Crisis Could Last Until August

There Are Now 54 Cases In Michigan



President Trump announced on Monday March 16th that the Coronavirus crisis could last until July or August, experts surrounding the President are telling him.  Three days after the President declared a National Emergency, he stated that the country may be entering a recession.

The President also said that one of the ways to reduce the quick spread of the virus is to not dine in at restaurants, bars and food courts, but rather, use the drive-thru or eat take out.

The announcement comes on the same day that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered all bars and restaurants closed to all dine-in guests, along with gyms and movie theaters.

Today, state officials announced one more positive COVID-19 test, bringing the state's total to 54.  New communication methods for reporting Coronavirus information was also announced; officials will provide updates daily at 2pm.  Updates will include cases and deaths broken down by county , cases by age range (in 10-year increments) and cases by sex.



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3/15/2020 Update

Monday, all K-12 schools in the state of Michigan will be closed to help prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement after 10 more cases if coronavirus were confirmed positive in state.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning a 15-and-a-half-million-dollar project. MDOT announced crews will begin resurfacing Eight Mile Road between I-75 in Hazel Park and I-94 in Harper Woods starting March 30th.  

The Kalamazoo St. Patrick's Day parade this Saturday is canceled. The Irish American Club of Kalamazoo canceled the parade after Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Two Blue Cross Blue Shield walk-in centers are closing in Grand Rapids due to the coronavirus. The health insurance company says it will be closing ten total customer walk-in centers across Michigan.

An Oakland County judge may become the first-ever Chaldean American to serve as a federal judge. President Trump has nominated Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Hala Jarbou to fill a vacancy.

Saginaw K-9 Deebo is back on the force. The K-9 Deebo Facebook page says all restrictions have been lifted. Deebo has been cleared for light training after being stabbed a month ago.

Willow Health Center, part of the Ingham Community Health Centers, will relocate, to a more central Lansing location Tuesday. Willow Health Center provides care to people ages 10-21.  

If you are a user of the driver assistance program through the Mackinac Bridge Authority, you may want to find a new way across the bridge. The authority announced on Twitter they will be suspending the program to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.