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Local COVID-19 Updates
HARBOR SPRINGS – The Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance, which represents local health departments across central and northern Michigan, is urging residents to take cautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the region as some counties within the region move to an elev…
WEST BRANCH – District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2) has been notified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) of an unvaccinated male identified with the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) of COVID-19 in Alcona County.
LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations.
LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday encouraged restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments across Michigan hard hit by COVID-19 to apply for $28.6 billion in federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund direct relief being provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration …
LANSING – To help reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders over age 16 and bring a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced Wednesday, March 3 the state is …
LANSING – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Tuesday, March 2 updated two of its epidemic orders, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, larger residential and nonresidential gatherings and expanded visitation opportunities at residential care faci…
WEST BRANCH – District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2), serving Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties, would like to take the opportunity to update area residents on the status of COVID-19 vaccinations given by DHD2 in the jurisdiction. To date, A total of 2,343 first doses have been adm…
LANSING – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its current epidemic order Thursday to allow contact sports to resume as of Monday, Feb. 8, provided masks are worn during practices and competition.
LANSING – Following the previous week’s announcement about the plan to reopen indoor dining, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released its next epidemic order on Friday, which goes into effect on Monday, Feb. 1.
National COVID-19 Updates
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Breastfeeding moms can rest easier: New research finds no evidence their milk transmits the virus that causes COVID-19 to their babies.
FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Face masks are touted as a key tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and a new study offers more proof that they work.
(The Center Square) – There’s another challenge to another coronavirus stimulus program that gives more benefits to non-white families in Wisconsin.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Countering earlier concerns, a real-world study finds that a widely used at-home coronavirus test called BinaxNOW is as effective at detecting Omicron as other COVID-19 variants.
MONDAY, Jan 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) – New animal research offers a compelling explanation as to how the Omicron variant causes less severe disease than some of its predecessors: It seems to settle in the nose, throat and windpipe, rather than traveling down to the lungs.
A growing body of academic research is chronicling the toll that pandemic lockdowns imposed on children, indicating that the mental and social anguish the policies caused outweigh the health protections.
(The Center Square) – Monday began with thousands of more flight cancellations globally and nearly 5,000 delays as airlines continued to struggle with staffing issues during this holiday travel season.
THURSDAY, Dec. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that white-tailed deer are becoming a reservoir for the new coronavirus, researchers report that COVID-19 variants are spreading among the wild animals.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Army says it has developed a COVID-19 vaccine it believes could work against any and all coronavirus variants, including Omicron.
TUESDAY, Dec. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Far from terrorizing people as they did in "Jaws," sharks may offer humanity hope in fending off future coronavirus outbreaks, new research suggests.