Coronavirus

Published March 20, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following an executive order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the city of St. Clair Shores closed its library, Senior Activity Center, Civic Arena and golf course to the public as of March 16 to minimize the community spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

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Published March 20, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On March 19, Ascension St. John Hospital officials updated its visitor restrictions for all of its hospitals and ambulatory sites. The restrictions are consistent with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to help protect the health and safety of patients, families, and health care staff from the spread of COVID-19.

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Published March 20, 2020

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CENTER LINE/WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — With Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s three-week mandatory shutdown of all Michigan schools from March 16 to April 5, educators, parents and students are doing what they can to adapt.

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Published March 20, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — Massive national concern over the spread of COVID-19 continued to resonate throughout the region March 19. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts announced a state of emergency for Michigan’s third-largest city, set to begin March 23.

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Published March 20, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 20, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant disruptions across the country. The local business community has not been spared disruptions, with differing results.

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Published March 20, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — It was only a matter of time before the coronavirus crisis made its way into local courts.

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Published March 20, 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens City Manager Don Johnson originally thought City Hall wouldn’t have to close. That was March 16, but due to the fast-evolving coronavirus situation, Mount Clemens officials had to make the decision to shut down City Hall.

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Published March 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On any given Friday during Lent, St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church hosts between 700 and 800 people for dinner in its banquet center on Ryan Road in Warren.

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Published March 19, 2020

HAZEL PARK — Hazel Park City Hall and all of its departments are closed until April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, while their windows are closed to the public, these same departments will still be receiving calls and emails from the public as necessary.

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Published March 19, 2020

CLAWSON — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Reese Scripture declared a state of emergency in the city of Clawson, effective March 17, which will allow the city to use state and federal resources to directly address the public health emergency.

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Published March 19, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — With all public schools across the state closed through April 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic, local school districts have shifted their focus to ensuring children get the meals that they need, while also providing them with enrichment opportunities outside the classroom.

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Published March 19, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — All city-run events and activities have been postponed or canceled in Madison Heights until April 12, following a state of emergency declared by Mayor Brian Hartwell.

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Published March 19, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — As people self-quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus, volunteer groups in Madison Heights are banding together to make sure that the most vulnerable populations are not forgotten.

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Published March 18, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Both Eastpointe Community Schools and Roseville Community Schools announced that families within their respective school districts can pick up grab-and-go meals for their children to ensure that students relying on the schools for meals will still be able to get them during the school closures resulting from the safety precautions related to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Published March 18, 2020

ROYAL OAK — In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously voted to close City Hall, as well as other city buildings, to the public indefinitely.

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Published March 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Beaumont Health officials reported March 18 that an approximately 50-year-old male patient who tested positive for COVID-19 and was under the health network’s care passed away. The man died at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne County, per a press release. He had underlying medical conditions. 

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Published March 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — The city reported that a worker from the FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant was tested and confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19.  

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Published March 17, 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY — Berkley Mayor Dan Terbrack has declared a local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published March 17, 2020

TROY — In compliance with state and county directives, the city of Troy and the Troy School District have instituted measures aimed to keep residents safe in the wake of rising numbers of people contracting the COVID

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