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UPCAP honors direct care workers Ddring COVID crisis

Since the COVID-19 crisis began much has been said and written about the heroism displayed by the front- line health care workers across the country. They truly deserve our thanks and admiration. But the often forgotten and underappreciated direct care workers (DCWs) also deserve that same ...

Treasury: Bottle deposit returns to phase back in

LANSING — Today, Treasury issued a Notice Regarding Phased Reestablishment of Michigan’s Bottle Deposit Return Program. Beginning June 15, some retailers must reopen their bottle return facilities and resume the collection of returnable beverage containers and refund of customer bottle ...

PLDL announces plan to reopen

The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) will soon be able to resume library services due to the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Safer at Home Executive Order. On Monday, June 8th, PLDL will begin the first phase of their reopening plan, which sees library staff return to work to clean the ...

MIOSHA launches new site for COVID-19 workplace safety

LANSING — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site – Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety – the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep ...

Michigan will add online purchasing, free “Quarantine Care Kits”

LANSING — To make life easier on families who need to stay home during the pandemic, Michigan families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) soon will be able to buy their food online from two national retailers. In addition, the state is also rolling out ...

Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only

LANSING — Secretary of State branch offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions not available online in order to continue to balance the need to provide critical services and protect public health. “While the offices were closed to the public we conducted more ...

UP Health System is a safe place of care

Area residents have shared their concern about visiting their local care facility during the pandemic. Is it safe to go to the hospital seek care? Yes, and patients should not let the fear of COVID-19 offset how they use the hospital to receive necessary care. “Many patients are hesitant ...

Reopening the Keweenaw safely

HOUGHTON – In a collaborative effort to provide continued support to the business community of the Keweenaw Peninsula in dealing with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Keweenaw Economic Development ...

New Keweenaw restaurant map app

In an effort to help local residents of the Keweenaw support area restaurants, the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau and Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce are launching a new interactive web map. The map, hosted on Keweenaw.info and Keweenaw.org shows the location of area restaurants and ...

Pasty Fest 2020 canceled due to potential COVID-19 restrictions

CALUMET - Main Street Calumet is dedicated to holding fun, safe community events in downtown Calumet, and we're not going anywhere! While we are very excited to see the Upper Peninsula re-opening for business the future is still uncertain. Main Street Calumet's Pasty Fest requires months of ...

Virtual town hall: Michigan’s new auto insurance law

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is offering live online town hall meetings to help Michigan drivers learn and ask questions about Michigan’s new auto insurance law and the choices they will need to make for policies issued or renewed after July 1. Mark your ...

MDHHS issues emergency order reinforcing executive orders

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order Monday, May 18, finding that the procedures and restrictions in Executive Orders 2020-69, 2020-71, 2020-91 and 2020-92 are needed to control the COVID-19 epidemic, reinforcing ...

State agencies team up to fill critical food and ag jobs

LANSING — The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Labor and Economic Opportunity are leading efforts to help fill critical food and agriculture jobs that are emerging due, in large part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the collaborative effort includes raising ...

Copper Country Mental Health Services Board will meet via Zoom

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the May 27 Copper Country Mental Health Services Board meeting will be held virtually with Board Members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom conferencing.
 Public Participation:
 There will be two options for public participation in this meeting: ...