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Governor Whitmer Updates State On COVID-19 Battle

Governor Whitmer held a press conference earlier this morning, updating the state on her latest efforts, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlights included President Trump approving her request for a disaster declaration,  the state’s new volunteer website, to help battle COVID-19 and increased unemployment benefits. The state has also received …

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New Michigan Volunteer Website To Combat COVID-19

In the ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer, along with Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, launched a new volunteer website, which allows trained medical professionals to register to serve fellow Michiganders by assisting hospitals in battling COVID-19. Residents can also use the site to find …

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Governor Whiter Relaxes Scope Of Practice Laws

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, relaxing scope of practice laws, giving hospitals and other healthcare facilities flexibility to successfully deploy qualified physician assistants, nurses and other healthcare providers to combat COVID-19. The order also reinforces an existing law, which protects hospitals and healthcare workers from liability for taking …

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Houghton County Confirms First COVID-19 Case

From the Western U.P. Health Department, late Sunday afternoon : The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) received notification today of the first COVID-19 positive case in Houghton County. The Health Department continues to investigate the case to determine exposure risk to recent contacts. “At this time, I advise the …

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Lions Sign Two Linebackers – Saturday Sports Wrap

MLB Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Blaine Hardy will miss the upcoming season after undergoing Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. Hardy spent six seasons with Detroit. He was hindered by injuries last year, and was released in October. He had been trying to catch on with the Minnesota Twins. Baseball team owners …

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Brogan Announces Baraga Sheriff Run

As received from Joe Brogan: Joe Brogan of L’Anse filed paperwork and announced his candidacy for Baraga County Sheriff Friday. The Baraga County native holds a criminal justice degree from Northern Michigan University and graduated from the NMU Regional Police Academy. Brogan currently serves as Chief Deputy for Baraga County …

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Western U.P. Virus “Hot Spots” Identified

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has issued the following information regarding places visited by a person who tested positive for COVID-19 exposure: The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has identified sites that were visited by an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. Local residents visiting these sites may …

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Online Help Available For Upper Peninsula Veterans

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain wants Upper Peninsula Veterans to know they’re available to help you get through the COVID-19 pandemic. James Rice Medical Center Director said “Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures and out of concern for our veterans, we are honoring current social isolation …

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