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NEXT: Wed., Jul. 15 at 3:00 p.m.

LANSING, MICH. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and Michigan department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun will provide an update regarding the state's response efforts to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 continues to cut a devastating swath through the United States.  On July 11, more than 15,000 new cases were documented in Florida alone.  Researchers say a vaccine is still months if not years away.  However, a potential treatment strategy involving blood plasma is showing promising signs.  

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Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting.

Informacion En Vivo. Coronavirus En La Región De Lansing

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Estar bien informado es responsabilidad de todos. Infórmese bien de lugares creíbles, profesionales, y de fuentes oficiales.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, mandating that Michigan businesses open to the public deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one.

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When the state began to reopen at the beginning of June, cases of COVID-19 began to creep back up with outbreaks linked to businesses and large gatherings.

One of those outbreaks is tied to popular East Lansing bar, Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub. As of Tuesday, the Ingham County Health Department has found over 170 total cases connected to the bar. 32 of them are secondary, meaning people who didn’t go to Harper’s themselves but got sick from someone who did.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a directive that will require health care professionals to be trained in ways to guard against bias as a condition of being licensed or re-licensed to practice. She said that will include courses offered by state-licensed medical schools.


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday vetoed bills that would have further delayed tax payments amid the coronavirus pandemic, citing harm to local budgets across Michigan and saying one measure related to property taxes was “blatantly” unconstitutional.

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Michigan has joined four other states and Washington D-C to challenge how the U-S Department of Education is allocating money for schools. The funds come from the CARES Act to assist schools with their COVID-19 responses.

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Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday authorized a $115 million grant program for small businesses, nonprofits, farms and agricultural processors hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.