A collaboration between the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the study is an ongoing effort to understand the impact of the virus and recovery from it.
After last week brought an end to a five-week decline in COVID-19 cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported another increase in cases in its weekly report released Tuesday.
Researchers warn that the expiration of COVID-19 safety net policies could lead to increased financial hardship in 2022, particularly the expanded child tax credit.
Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative, in collaboration with The Synergy Health Center and Integrated Services of Kalamazoo, will welcome community members to a Community Conversation: Navigating COVID – What’s Your New Normal? to take place at El Concilio, 930 Lake Street, in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
State and local health officials say while increased home testing may lessen the numbers of people officially reporting positive COVID results, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the rates of infection are substantially higher than what is known, even as the BA.2 omicron subvariant circulates.
If you’re a middle school or high school aged student in Three Rivers, the distance between where you attend school and a place that provides mental health services has never been closer.
Ron Bieber writes, “Every year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injuries or illnesses on the job that are entirely preventable. Being safe at work is a fundamental right — and under OSHA, employers must provide workplaces free from hazards.”
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,411,464 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 35,935 have died from the virus — an additional 10,474 cases and 78 deaths since last week.
After a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic, the St. Joseph County Job Fair returns on Wednesday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m., and will be held in Ken Schuler Court (gymnasium) on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College.
The U.S. House has approved a bill with $42 billion for restaurants and $13 billion for a hard-hit industries program that would help small businesses that weren’t eligible for restaurant aid.
“Central Michigan University has long been known for giving low-income, middle-class and first-generation college students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree and lead a fruitful life. But the Mt. Pleasant university, like many other higher-education institutions across the country, is facing hard times.”
Julie Cassidy writes, “Michigan has suffered from a crisis-level shortage of affordable homes for years and housing programs have been underfunded for decades, but our policy choices in this brief moment will have an impact for generations. By focusing these unprecedented federal resources and our political will on safer, accessible, and inclusive housing for people with disabilities and older adults, we will ensure that all individuals and families are valued.”
In this week’s #MomLife, Steph Hightree laments over the burdens of motherhood in sickness and in health.
From people who have lost those they love most in the world to COVID-19 to health care workers once hailed as heroes and now being spit on by patients angry over mask requirements and those known as “essential workers” who made poverty wages while having to endanger their own well-being to work in-person when others were isolating during the stay-home orders, people have dealt with a lot over the past two years.
With just four days left before government funding expires, Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach agreement on $1.5 trillion in federal spending as well as billions more in assistance to Ukraine and COVID-19 relief.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new budget plan will include a 5% funding hike for Michigan’s 15 public universities and 28 community colleges — the highest increase in decades. Universities would have to cap tuition increases.
The weekly COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics held on Tuesdays at Glen Oaks Community College will be moved to the foyer of Ken Schuler Court (Gymnasium) beginning with the February 1 clinic.
Immunocompromised people can now get 4th COVID shot, but they remain vulnerable.