Army Corps of Engineers to convert Detroit’s TCF Center to alternate care facility in wake of COVID-19 pandemic
From U.S. Army Corp of Engineers news release March 29, 2020
— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Detroit District,
announces it has received a verbal mission assignment from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to construct a large alternate care
facility in downtown Detroit. USACE continues to make significant
progress across the nation in its efforts to support the FEMA-led
response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
The first conversion in Michigan will take place at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. USACE is well underway in its coordination and planning efforts to adapt more than 250,000 square feet of the convention facility into medical care space. The TCF center is well-known to Michiganders as the former Cobo Hall facility.
are proud to work hand in hand with our partners at FEMA and the … Read More »
United Way News Release March 27, 2020
The United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties delivered an initial $33,000 in COVID-19 emergency relief aid to agency partners in Lenawee County for emergency food, supplies, rent/mortgage and utilities.
Corporation donations from Meijer and Consumers Energy were distributed to local agencies providing emergency relief and assistance to Lenawee County residents with food insecurities related to COVID-19. Rent/mortgage and utilities assistance will be targeted for individuals and families economically effected by the pandemic emergency. Recipient organizations include the South Michigan Food Bank, The Daily Bread, Share the Warmth, Neighbors of Hope, Catherine Cobb Safe House, Community Action Agency and Housing Help of Lenawee.
“We are thankful for great corporate partners whose gifts allows us to deliver immediate relief to the most vulnerable of our community members. We also have great agency partners who are on the front … Read More »
Lenawee County – 3 27 20 Press Release 17 L
ADRIAN — Lenawee County residents have more time to get caught up on their 2017 taxes and prevent their home from foreclosing after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order extending the property tax foreclosure deadline to May 29, 2020.
“With this order Lenawee County residents don’t have to worry about having their homes foreclosed on March 31st. This will give them more time, but the interest will still be increasing so don’t just put it off,” said Lenawee County Treasurer Marilyn Woods.
The treasurer’s office, along with other county departments closed on March 19 and will remain closed through April 13. Because the governor has ordered a temporary requirement to suspend activities not necessary to sustain life, the office will only take calls Tuesday and Wednesday of each week … Read More »
From www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/ At 3 p.m. March 27
Lenawee County now has eight confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the state’s coronavirus website, www.michigan.gov/coronavirus as of a report the afternoon of March 27, 2020. No coronavirus deaths have been reported in Lenawee at this time.
Statewide, there were 801 new confirmed cases with 32 new deaths in this report, withg a total of 3657 confirmed cases total and 92 total-related deaths. In addition, there have been 13,749 statewide specimens tested with 3136 positive, 10,524 negative.
In surrounding counties, Hillsdale County now has six cases and Monroe has 28. Washtenaw’s number climbed to 150 but it remained at three deaths as it had in the previous day’s report.
Wayne County now has 735 confirmed cases and 14 deaths; city of Detroit has 1075 positive cases with 23 deaths; Oakland County has 824 confirmed cases and 26 … Read More »
Lenawee County’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to five as of the 2 p.m. daily posting of state cases Thursday, March 26. As of that point, there had been no deaths in Lenawee County, according to Michigan.gov.
The state of Michigan was reporting 2856 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 60 deaths. Of those 60 deaths, 15 had occurred in Oakland County which had 668 confirmed cases; 15 in the City of Detroit, which had 851 confirmed cases; 11 in Wayne County which had 538 confirmed cases; and 11 in Macomb County which had 347 confirmed cases.
Surrounding Lenawee County there were 82 confirmed cases in Washtenaw County which has had three deaths as of 2 p.m Thursday; with five confirmed cases in Hillsdale County and 21 in Monroe County, neither of … Read More »
State of Michigan Press Release March 26, 2020
To maximize Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) sampling and
testing capacity and ensure timely reporting of critical resources and
needs, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director
Robert Gordon today issued an emergency order establishing
procedures to be followed during the pandemic to ensure continuation of
essential public health services and enforcement of health laws. This
order is effective immediately.
“To save lives, we need to do two things: dedicate our limited lab
capacity to the highest priority tests and obtain consistent, timely
reports on hospital beds and PPE,” said Gordon. “This order aims to
accomplish those goals.”
“This is another step the state is taking toward saving lives during
this pandemic,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and
chief deputy for health. “The ultimate goal is to slow the spread of the
virus so … Read More »
From a Lenawee County mid-afternoon news release, March 25, 2020 ADRIAN — The Lenawee County Health Department has been notified of two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Lenawee County. Both cases are adult males. The Lenawee County Health Department will contact people who have been in close contact with the patients, and will assess for symptoms, quarantine, and monitor appropriately. This brings the known total as of afternoon March 25, 2020, to three in Lenawee County.
The first case, an adult female, was announced late in the afternoon Tuesday, March 24.
Currently, the total Michigan COVID-19 case count is 1,791. The news release states expectation that these numbers to increase as more testing takes place. To date, 45 Lenawee residents have been tested for COVID-19. There are 20 negative results, 3 positive results, and 22 results still pending, the release stated.
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LANSING – Due to the public health emergency that coronavirus has created, the in-person registration at Michigan Works! requirement is being waived at this time, according to a March 25, 2020, news release from the agency. This means that individuals who lose their jobs, or are laid off, do not need to visit a Michigan Works! office in order to receive unemployment benefits, per the announcement.
“There still seems to be confusion surrounding this requirement,” said Luann Dunsford, CEO of the Michigan Works! Association. “The top priority of Michigan Works! is the health and safety of our clients and the Michigan Works! staff. In order to ensure that health and safety during this very difficult and confusing time, it is important to not require in-person contact.”
In compliance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent “Stay Home – Stay Safe” executive order, Michigan … Read More »
COVID-19 Exposure at Andrews University Concert – Lenawee County news release
The Berrien County Health Department has identified the first two positive cases of
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Berrien County.
The positive persons are both adult women under the age of 60; they have both been self-isolating at home for several days and they are in good condition. Both of these individuals had close personal contact with singer Sandi Patty when she performed a concert at Andrews University in Berrien Springs on March 8, 2020. Since the concert, Ms. Patty announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 March 17, 2020.
The Berrien County Health Department and Andrews University are communicating directly
with the people who were in close contact with the individuals who have tested positive. All
close contacts of the COVID-19 positive individuals will be asked to self-quarantine and will be
assessed for symptoms … Read More »
By MELISSA BURNOR
Lenawee County Commission Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Lenawee County, David Stimpson issued a Declaration of a Local State of Emergency for Lenawee County on March 23 following Governor Whitmer’s issuance of a shelter-in-place order. Lenawee County Administrator Marty Marshall said no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Lenawee County. Testing has begun with 35 people being tested as of Tuesday at 1 p.m. Lenawee County Health Officer Martha Hall said 18 of the tests have come back negative. The remaining 17 tests have not been returned. Later today – Tuesday, March 23 – the Lenawee County Health Department confirmed the county had confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Marshall, Stimson, Hall, Emergency Manager Craig Tanis, Sheriff Troy Bevier and Madison Township Fire Chief Craig … Read More »