Michigan eases capacity limits on restaurants, other businesses

Lansing, MI–Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel announced Tuesday that restaurants and bars will be allowed to double their capacity starting Friday. The increase to 50% capacity for indoor dining, up from 25%, is one of several regulations that have been eased in the latest emergency order, which takes effect at […]

Michigan re-opens schools, entertainment venues; restaurant dining rooms remain closed

Lansing, MI–Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Nov. 18 the re-opening of high schools and indoor entertainment venues that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and businesses like movie theaters, casinos and bowling alleys will be allowed to re-open starting Dec. 21. Businesses will be required to limit occupancy to 20% of limits set […]

Historic day: first healthcare workers in Flint receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Flint, MI—Five healthcare workers at McLaren Flint Hospital were among the first in the Flint-area to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.   “This is exciting. It’s been nine grueling months for our staff, our patients, for the community. And I’d like to say that we’re at a point now where we can take the […]

Do Flintstones trust the COVID-19 vaccine? Residents weigh in

Flint, MI — Flint resident Ladel Lewis said she caught COVID-19 twice.  The first time was in February before testing was widely available. After attending a party, she lost her sense of smell and taste. She couldn’t breathe. She felt like someone was “dropkicking” her in the back of her legs.  The second time was […]

“Pay As You Stay” program could help struggling Flint homeowners

Flint, MI– Flint City Council unanimously voted for Flint to opt in to the state of Michigan’s “Pay As You Stay” program aimed at providing affordable payment plans for struggling homeowners. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the Pay as You Stay bill back in March of this year, allowing local treasurers to sign their county up […]

Flint Schools Board of Ed. to vote on spending $1.3 million in coronavirus relief funds

Flint, MI—At an uncharacteristically short board meeting on Wednesday, Flint Schools board members agreed to hold a vote Dec. 16. concerning purchase of “approved items” using the district’s state-allocated $1.3 million coronavirus relief funds.  Details on the purchase are forthcoming, as they are not finalized and subject to change prior to the official vote next […]

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