On Monday, a 46-year-old pulmonologist at Spectrum Health became the first Michigan recipient of a COVID-19 vaccine. Health leaders say broad vaccination is needed to protect society, but businesses, including hospitals, do not yet appear ready to require them of workers.
A Michigan Supreme Court decision negating months of executive orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has cast the state into uncertainty as coronavirus cases spike.
Once a COVID hotspot, Detroit lost 1,300 people to the virus. The city and its residents fought back and say limited interactions, face masks and frequent hand-washing make the difference. Detroit now has one of the lowest rates in the state.
The state’s announcement follows weeks of pressure as many parents must decide whether to send their children to school or have them learn from home. State officials did not include colleges in its decision.
After losing her job in the auto industry, the extra $600 in weekly federal unemployment aid helped Celestine Sanders keep up with rent and bills and put food on her table. Now that it’s gone, she’s worried about falling behind on rent again, especially as the winter months approach.
The third edition of a longstanding report shows Detroiters are more likely to die from chronic health conditions than other Michiganders. While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared racism as a public health issue in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it will take a collective effort from every sector to see change.
Michigan is amid another surge of coronavirus inside prisons. Other states have taken to testing all corrections officers, but Michigan is relying on methods that some experts say are questionable and ineffective.
Michigan and other Democrat-led states on Tuesday sued the U.S. Postal Service over cost-cutting moves that may have contributed to mail delays. The Detroit postal district had the second-worst delays in the country from April 1 to June 30.
Immigrants and immigrant-owned businesses are essential to Detroit’s economic recovery, a new study has found.
Detroit school district teachers have scheduled a strike vote for next week over safety concerns as schools prepare to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.