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Judge declines to halt Michigan’s new indoor dining ban

DETROIT — A judge on Friday declined to halt a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan that is one of the most recent coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration.
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Kent County Health Department issues public health warning

Dr. Adam London, administrative health officer at the Kent County Health Department, issued a public health warning and strong guidelines aimed at curbing communitywide spread of the coronavirus in Kent County and preventing another economic shutdown.
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Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer said Friday that it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic — but not until after a long, hard winter.

Spectrum Health announces changes to COVID-19 testing

Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health announced eligibility changes for those seeking a test.
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Michigan halts classes, indoor dining as coronavirus surges

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Sunday ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports - including the football playoffs - in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases.

Merrell rides wave of outdoor activity

With the great outdoors deemed a safe space now more than ever due to the pandemic, the Merrell footwear brand is seizing the opportunity to connect with new customers and increase its sales.

Velocity Research fine-tunes its business

When you’re just starting out in business, the road has plenty of bumps. When you throw in COVID-19, it becomes a wild ride.

‘Airbnb for parking’ opens to city users

A Miami-based startup is helping Grand Rapids residents and businesses pocket extra cash by renting out their parking spaces.

Priority Health sends COVID-19 kits to Medicare members

In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state, Priority Health is mailing "stay-well kits" to its 170,000 Medicare members to help protect the most vulnerable population during the ongoing pandemic and flu season.

Hospital CEOs: COVID-19 once again a statewide emergency

In a health care call-to-arms, CEOs from Michigan’s largest hospital systems described the growing levels of COVID-19 across the state as “frightening” and are growing increasingly concerned neither the staff to care for patients nor beds to put them in will be available as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise.
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Detroit to keep students home as virus cases surge in state

DETROIT — Michigan's largest school district will suspend in-person classes next week, joining other districts that have shifted to online-only classes as coronavirus cases rise significantly around the state, officials said Thursday.
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Michigan posts new record of virus cases as deaths climb

LANSING — Michigan on Tuesday posted a record number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases, near 6,500, and reported 59 deaths within the previous 24 hours — its deadliest day in six months.

Spectrum Health announces new surgical director for heart transplant and VAD programs

Spectrum Health selected Dr. Marzia Leacche as the Richard DeVos Endowed Heart Transplant and ventricular assist device surgical director for its Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program effective Jan. 1.
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Michigan rolls out statewide coronavirus exposure app

LANSING — Michigan on Monday launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app that notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people.

MDHHS issues guidelines to help keep workplaces safe

To ensure workers across Michigan remain healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released recommendations for employers on how to keep workplaces safe.
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Tigers, Lugnuts open ballparks for flu shot clinics

Flu shots will be available Monday and Tuesday at Comerica Park in Detroit and Jackson Field in Lansing.

Partners hosting resource event to help veterans file benefit claims

A group of local and state agencies is hosting a special event to help veterans get the benefits they have earned.

Family practice physician joins Hackley Community Care

Hackley Community Care recently welcomed Dr. Byron Varnado to the family practice.
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Gov. Whitmer asks Michigan Legislature for statewide mask law

TRAVERSE CITY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged Michigan lawmakers Thursday to enact a statewide law on mask wearing, as the state continues to shatter coronavirus case records and hospital admissions steadily rise.

Calvin nursing professor inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Adejoke Ayoola, professor and chair of the nursing department at Calvin University, was inducted into the 2020 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday.

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