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Michigan Works! in Lenawee, other southeast counties, offers virtual services

Posted on March 24th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan Works! in Lenawee, other southeast counties, offers virtual services

Information from a news release from Michigan Works! March 24, 2020

Effective Thursday, March 26, Michigan Works! Southeast will modify service delivery to all virtual services for Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw counties in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.

“The number-one priority of Michigan Works! Southeast is the safety of our team members, customers, partners and the communities we serve,” Said Bill Sleight, director, Michigan Works! Southeast.

“As a result of COVID-19, we are rapidly changing the way in which we provide services to our customers.” Sleight said. “We understand this is a difficult period for job seekers, businesses and our employees, and we are still here for you through virtual service delivery.”

For updates relating to the way services are provided, please visit www.mwse.org/COVID-19 . To contact a team member, please … Read More »


Blissfield Village cancels March 23 council meeting

Posted on March 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield Village cancels March 23 council meeting

Blissfield Village President Bob Valdez made the decision to cancel the March 23 council meeting.
“(The) governor has issued another executive order, so after discussion with myself, Joe (Village Administrator Joe Frey) and Dale (Village Police Chief Dale Greenleaf) we decided to cancel,” he said.

For further details, please see the March 25 edition of The Advance.


Whiter signs ‘stay home, stay safe’ executive order in Michigan Monday

Posted on March 23rd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Whiter signs ‘stay home, stay safe’ executive order in Michigan Monday

From state of Michigan’s March 23, 2020, news release LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.   Effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances, and they must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when they do … Read More »


Lenawee County mental health services available during Covid-19 crisis

Posted on March 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County mental health services available during Covid-19 crisis

ADRIAN, MI – The Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority has reduced face-to-face contacts. Those who are in need of services, are asked to call the office at (517) 263-8905 or (800) 664-5005. An access clinician will conduct a screening to determine if the caller needs to be seen face-to-face. Most business, including assessments and some crises, can be handled over the phone or video, according to Executive Director Kathryn Szewczuk. For those who are unable to call or need to be seen face-to-ace, a health screening andnecessary precautions will be taken prior to the appointment.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is understandably creating an increase in anxiety and fear. This is a normal reaction to a worldwide crisis,” Szewczuk said in a news release distributed by Lenawee County. “We are here to help. Beginning Monday, March 23, we … Read More »


Lenawee County gives ProMedica, fire/EMS update

Posted on March 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County gives ProMedica, fire/EMS update

News release from Lenawee County March 20, 2020

PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEMS UPDATE ADRIAN – Promedica Health Systems will continue to take steps to keep the residents of Lenawee County updated on their local hospitals. Visitors and employees will be screened at all open entrances for fever over 100.5 degrees and/or cough or respiratory symptoms. If the visitor fails this screening they will not be allowed in the facility in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Visitors and employees that fail screening will be advised to contact their physician or given an information sheet that gives phone numbers to contact ProMedica Health Systems for screening information. ProMedica Health Systems screening line is (419) 291-5355 The Grace Christman entrance will be open for screening 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. On … Read More »


Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office gives anti-scam tips in wake of coronavirus threat

Posted on March 22nd, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office gives anti-scam tips in wake of coronavirus threat

ADRIAN ‐ The Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase of scams and many have asked for information, we have put together a “What Not to Do” list:

Never give out any personal or banking account information to anyone that contacts you asking for the information. Never pay by Apple Cards, I-Tune Cards, Green Dot Cards or any type of payment cards. Businesses and the government do not except this type of payment. This is a type of payment used by scammers. Never give out or confirm your personal or banking information to anyone that calls you. If they are someone you have a valid account with they already have the information. Never trust your phones caller identification display, scammers can make the identification say anything. Never trust your email header you receive it may not be the person … Read More »


Michigan governor restricts non-essential medical, dental procedures

Posted on March 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan governor restricts non-essential medical, dental procedures

State of Michigan Press Release March 20, 2020

LANSING — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-17, which imposes temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures beginning as soon as possible but no later than March 21, 2020, at 5 p.m. 

Executive Order 2020-17 states
that hospitals, freestanding surgical outpatient facilities, and dental
facilities, and all state-operated outpatient facilities, must
implement a plan to temporarily postpone all non-essential procedures
until the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.  

“My number one priority remains to flatten the curve and protect the most people we can from the spread of coronavirus,” said Governor Whitmer. “Our
health care workers are on the front lines every day protecting
Michiganders during these extraordinary and difficult times. By
postponing all non-essential medical and dental procedures, we expect to
reduce the strain on the health care system and protect … Read More »


Michigan Strategic Fund to offer assistance to state small businesses

Posted on March 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Michigan Strategic Fund to offer assistance to state small businesses

10:12 a.m. March 20, 2020 State Press Release

LANSING — Economic assistance for small businesses around Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

“We understand small businesses across our state are facing unprecedented challenges as we take every step possible to mitigate the spread of coronavirus,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Through decisive actions like those taken today by the MSF Board to authorize relief for small businesses throughout Michigan, we are leveraging every resource available to support our businesses, communities and entrepreneurs around the state impacted by this outbreak.”

The Michigan Small Business Relief Program
approved today authorizes the MEDC provide up to $20 million in support
for small businesses. The funding is divided between $10 million in … Read More »


State positive case count at 336; citizens can access COVID-19 updates

Posted on March 20th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on State positive case count at 336; citizens can access COVID-19 updates

10 a.m. March 20, 2020 State of Michigan Press Release LANSING — The count of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as of midnight Thursday includes results from commercial and clinical labs who recently began providing COVID-19 testing. These results increased the state’s positive case count to a total of 336 at that time. “We are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide testing results from hospitals and other entities outside of our state laboratory,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “We knew there were additional people in Michigan with COVID-19 that had not yet been tested. This emphasizes the need to continue to practice social distancing and other community mitigation practices to help slow the spread of this disease.” MDHHS … Read More »


How to self-quarantine in Lenawee County

Posted on March 19th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on How to self-quarantine in Lenawee County

Lenawee County has released this information on a position paper March 19, 2020: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SELF-QUARANTINE? Self-quarantine or self-isolation means staying home and not leaving to go anywhere, unless you need medical care. • Keep a distance of about six feet or two meters of others, even in your own household. If possible, stay in a specific room and use a separate bathroom. If you must care for others in your home, please wash hands regularly and follow proper cough and sneeze etiquette: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then throw it into the trash. Alternatively, cough or sneeze into your elbow, then wash hands. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover … Read More »



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