West Michigan schools to community: Mask up for COVID or we close down

West Michigan schools to community: Mask up for COVID or we close down

By Ron French West Michigan – School superintendents in West Michigan have a blunt message for their communities: Wear masks and social-distance, or schools buildings may have to close. Alarmed by spiking COVID-19 cases, superintendents at 46 school districts in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties signed a joint letter to their communities this week pleading with residents […]

FDA approves first drug to treat coronavirus

FDA approves first drug to treat coronavirus

By Robert Langreth The Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences Inc.’s antiviral therapy remdesivir on Thursday, making it the first drug to obtain formal clearance for treating the coronavirus. Regulators had granted an emergency-use authorization for remdesivir earlier this year, and since then the drug has become a widely used therapy in hospitalized covid-19 […]

Discover Your Career Pathway at MCC in November and December

Discover Your Career Pathway at MCC in November and December

Students can learn more about the different career pathways that Muskegon Community College offers during weekly presentations from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10. Participants can join the six virtual events, each beginning at 4 p.m., on Zoom at https://muskegoncc-edu.zoom.us/j/91671771430 or on Facebook Live. Each session covers a different career pathway and will have counselors and faculty available […]

State of Michigan and MSU Launch COVID-19 App Pilot for Campus and the Surrounding Community

State of Michigan and MSU Launch COVID-19 App Pilot for Campus and the Surrounding Community

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and Michigan State University (MSU) today launched a COVID-19 exposure notification app pilot program on MSU’s campus and for the surrounding community. The app is a next step to help reduce the spread of the virus following increased […]

Governor Whitmer takes action to protect workers, keep workplaces safe from COVID-19

Governor Whitmer takes action to protect workers, keep workplaces safe from COVID-19

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is one of the first state OSHA programs to promulgate rules which clarify the safety requirements employers must follow to protect their employees from COVID-19. Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed her concurrence of the need for a comprehensive […]

New Program Helps Low-Income Households That Lack Water Access

New Program Helps Low-Income Households That Lack Water Access

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging low-income households to take advantage of a new program for people who do not have access to water in their homes to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Low-income Michiganders who lack access to water in their homes for washing and disinfecting surfaces, or […]

Meijer Recalls Whole Cantaloupes and Select Cut Cantaloupe Trays Due to Potential Health Risk

Meijer Recalls Whole Cantaloupes and Select Cut Cantaloupe Trays Due to Potential Health Risk

Meijer, in conjunction with Eagle Produce, LLC in Aguila, AZ., is announcing a voluntary recall of whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls. The recall is part of a sampling investigation by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and is due to the potential risk of Salmonella. Salmonella, an organism which […]

Hackley Campus Emergency Department Closes October 17

Hackley Campus  Emergency Department Closes October 17

MUSKEGON— As Mercy Health Muskegon finalizes its third and final phase of construction and renovation on its 10-story medical center at Mercy Campus, 1500 E. Sherman Boulevard, leadership is preparing to move its Trauma II Emergency Care from Hackley Hospital to the Mercy Campus, at the medical center’s Fazakerley Family Emergency Center.  The soon-to-be vacated Hackley […]

Governor Whitmer Announces Bold Action to Protect Public Health and Create Clean Energy Jobs by Making Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Governor Whitmer Announces Bold Action to Protect Public Health and Create Clean Energy Jobs by Making Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The governor’s comprehensive plan will protect Michiganders’ public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path towards becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050. “The science is clear – climate […]