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Press Releases

Seniors can get meals safely in Michigan during COVID-19 outbreak

LANSING — Michigan recently received additional federal dollars to help provide meals to older adults as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and wants to make seniors aware of food delivery programs. These programs – available to Michigan residents over age 60 – provide meals ...

Carnegie Museum features new Natural History video

Enjoy this new video talk by Dr. Rose without leaving home. While you're at it, you can check out some of our other Natural History talks on our YouTube channel with more coming on-line soon. We have also been working on creating more on-line events including a soon to be released virtual tour ...

Gov. Whitmer signs legislation to create the Michigan Reconnect Program, more

LANSING — Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 268 and House Bills 5576 & 5580, which together establish the governor's Michigan Reconnect Grant Program and move Michigan closer to reaching the governor's goal of attaining 60 percent postsecondary educational attainment by 2030. She also ...

Governor Whitmer lowers flags to honor life of airman

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan on Friday, Apr. 3, to honor the service of Michigan Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Nathan William Denryter who passed away after his battle with cancer. ...

Local Mask-making effort

Face-masks from the Keweenaw is a local volunteer group currently making reusable cloth face masks to protect wearers from airborne particles that could contain the novel coronavirus. The design for the mask was created and approved by U.P. Health Systems infection control. The group currently ...

Nessel’s office tells businesses to stop selling fake COVID-19 test kits

LANSING — In continuing efforts to protect residents from scams and price-gouging related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office on Wednesday contacted two related businesses demanding they stop marketing and selling fake at-home COVID-19 test ...

Aspirus COVID-19 press briefing recap – flattening The curve

A fast, high surge of COVID-19 cases could overwhelm the healthcare system in Wisconsin. Government, businesses, the general public, and health care systems are all working together to flatten the curve to decrease the intensity of COVID-19 infections in all our communities. “Right now, ...

AG’s office warns Menards about business practices during COVID-19 outbreak

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Attorney General on Tuesday sent a letter to Menards following reports that the company’s stores have been engaging in business practices which might endanger the health of customers and employees during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, ...

Michigan seeks approval to streamline Medicaid

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting federal approval of flexibilities for the state's Medicaid Program that are consistent with the commitment of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun to keep Michigan's most ...