Wayne County's COVID cases up 36.2%; Michigan cases surge 73.6%

New coronavirus cases leaped in Michigan in the week ending Sunday, rising 73.6% as 2,928 cases were reported. The previous week had 1,687 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Michigan ranked 44th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY...
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Grosse Pointe, MIcorpmagazine.com

Rappe Named Chief Medical Officer at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe Hospital

Dr. Jodie Rappe has been appointed chief medical officer and patient safety officer for Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. She assumed the hospital’s CMO leadership duties of Dr. Nicholas Gilpin, who will continue serving Beaumont Health as director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention. The move became effective July 7. “Dr. Rappe...
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Kalamazoo Gazette

Michigan school districts awarded $450K grant to feed students going hungry during pandemic

More than a dozen Michigan school districts and community organizations were awarded nearly a half-million dollars in grant funding to combat student hunger. The organization No Kid Hungry awarded about $450,000 in grants to 13 school districts and community organizations to help feed students this summer and in the upcoming school year, according to a press release from the organization.
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The Flint Journal

$385M going toward Michigan flood recovery, COVID-19 relief and wrongful imprisonment compensation

YPSILANTI, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stood alongside Ypsilanti homeowners and community leaders at an Ypsilanti senior center Monday to sign Senate Bill 27, a wide-ranging, $384.7 million supplemental budget measure aimed largely at relief funding to help communities rebound from the pandemic and recover from flooding that hit southeast Michigan last month.
Detroit, MIClickOnDetroit.com

Marble Bar in Detroit requires patrons to show vaccination card or negative COVID test

DETROIT – The Marble Bar in Detroit is one of the first to start requiring patrons to show a COVID vaccination card or a negative COVID test to enter. Management decided to implement the rule for multiple reasons. One of the reasons being that it’s too difficult to enforce a mask mandate when someone has to take off a mask to order a drink and to drink it.
Flat Rock, MIMacomb Daily

Flat Rock racer Yee didn’t stand still during pandemic shut-down

Stan Yee Jr. wasn’t content to park his race car when the pandemic closed Flat Rock Speedway to competition in 2020. The Clinton Township resident, who won the track’s 2003 ARCA Moran Chevrolet Outlaw Super Late Models championship and has worked tirelessly to win its signature race, used the down time to improve his yellow No. 33 car for this season.
Southfield, MIfox2detroit.com

Parents split on COVID-19 for children under 11, survey says

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (FOX 2) - Children between 3 and 11 makeup almost a fifth of the nation's population and may be an important part of the nation's efforts to achieve herd immunity. However, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital most parents are split on whether to give the COVID-19 vaccine to their children.
Virginia StateDetroit Free Press

VA health care personnel latest to be required to get COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for health care personnel who work in or visit Veterans Health Administration facilities, making the federal agency the latest to mandate vaccines for health care workers. The news comes on the same day that more than 50...
Wayne, MIDetroit News

WSU to require COVID-19 vaccines for students living in dorms

Less than five weeks before students move back to Wayne State University, officials said Monday that residents of its dorms will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. WSU President M. Roy Wilson made the announcement in an email that accompanied results from an online survey showing 86% of respondents...