Science says school masks work. Public opinion is another issue in Michigan

Science says school masks work. Public opinion is another issue in Michigan

The science is clear: Masks in schools can prevent the spread of COVID-19, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has steadfastly resisted growing calls for a statewide mandate. That’s partly because of several other factors — the uneven spread of the virus among Michigan’s two peninsulas, divided public opinion and the belief that local officials are best positioned to make […]

Physician & Nurse leaders from 21 hospital systems across Michigan plead for vaccinations

Physician & Nurse leaders from 21 hospital systems across Michigan plead for vaccinations

DETROIT– Medical leaders from 21 hospital systems signed an open letter to Michigan residents pleading for people to get vaccinated. The letter comes after an increase of COVID-19 cases across the state, which leaders warn could turn into a fourth wave. “Chief medical officers and chief nursing officers across the state are coming together because […]

In Michigan, the COVID increase isn’t just among the unvaccinated anymore

In Michigan, the COVID increase isn’t just among the unvaccinated anymore

A rise in new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations among the fully vaccinated has altered the COVID-19 picture in Michigan and the United States. In Michigan, roughly a quarter of 8,100 recent cases have hit those who are fully vaccinated, according to new data released Wednesday. And while the federal government had said the fully vaccinated accounted […]

Delta Variant Cases of COVID-19 Detected in Muskegon County

Delta Variant Cases of COVID-19 Detected in Muskegon County

Muskegon – Cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.617.2 (Delta) has been detected in Muskegon County. Variant identification is learned after the initial COVID -19 diagnosis when further testing of the specimen has been performed. When a positive result is found, a small percentage of these samples are sent on for genetic sequencing to identify any […]

Muskegon County to lift the State of Emergency beginning June 29

Muskegon County to lift the State of Emergency beginning June 29

MUSKEGON — Muskegon County plans to lift all COVID-19 restrictions and return to in-person committee and board meetings beginning June 29, 2021.  In alignment with Governor Whitmer, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Muskegon County plans to resume all business operations with COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Board and […]

Hackley Community Care Expands to NOWCare Medical Services

Hackley Community Care Expands to NOWCare Medical Services

Muskegon, Mich. (April 16, 2021) –Mercy Health Muskegon Hackley Campus Urgent Care operations will officially transition to Hackley Community Care (HCC) on May 10, 2021. Hackley Community Care plans to bring enhanced patient services to the 30,000 sq. ft. space, formerly Mercy Health Hackley Campus Emergency Department. This expands Hackley Community Care’s services to the […]

Managing your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

Managing your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

by Brianna Blackshire Contributing Reporter Muskegon, Michigan- The daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths reported by the Muskegon County health department tell the physical side of the coronavirus outbreak. Mentally, the effects of the pandemic aren’t as clear. The fear, uncertainty, loss, and social isolation caused by the pandemic have affected people of all […]

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