Coronavirus


A Michigan Republican Compared Swimming Pool Drownings with COVID-19. She Couldn’t Be More Off Base.

Rep. Lisa McClain represents Michigan's most COVID-positive region right now, and residents are calling her out for downplaying the pandemic.

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
COVID Relief Gives Hope For Michigan’s Childcare Providers

President Biden is giving childcare centers the funding to back employees, and that’s helping get Michigan parents back to work.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Here’s What Joe Biden’s New COVID Relief Brings to Michigan

From money in your pocket to vaccines in your arm, the new round of COVID relief is coming to rescue Michiganders.

Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard provide free drive-through COVID-19 testing in Baldwin, Mich.,, Aug. 14, 2020. Medics from the Michigan National Guard’s Task Force 182 have been providing the testing throughout the state over the last three months.
Michigan Marks Grim First Anniversary After First Confirmed COVID Cases

Michigan has endured one of the hardest years it's seen in modern history, as it marks one year since the first confirmed COVID case.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A Year of COVID: How the Pandemic Continues to Loom Over Michigan Educators

An outbreak at a rural Michigan school took the life of an educator last fall. There have been almost 50 outbreaks like it this month alone.

Many of Michigan's elderly nursing home residents cannot accept visitors. Photo via Shutterstock.
Michigan’s Massive Nursing Home Vaccination Success May Help Reunite Families

Visitation rules for nursing homes are being revised thanks to the successful efforts to vaccinate Michiganders in long-term care.

This Local Leader Started a War Over a Homophobic Hire. It Might End Up Protecting All LGBTQ Michiganders.

Should Michiganders be free to love in 2021 without discrimination? Kalamazoo thinks so, and this leader is on the frontlines.