Stories tagged: "covid"


Michigan's health officials plan to expand wastewater testing to include polio, shown above. (Centers for Disease Control)
How Michigan is Flushing Its Way to Better Public Health

How wastewater testing during the COVID-19 pandemic helped Michigan prepare to fight other diseases, like polio.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Benton Harbor to meet with homeowners and inspect the progress made on replacing the city’s lead service lines on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Whitmer Tests Positive for COVID-19 Amid Rise in Cases

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Photograph of Kathleen Lucas, courtesy of Kathleen Lucas
A Michigan Mom Envisions a Less Divisive Future for Public Schools in this Q&A

As part of this Q&A series, we’re talking with Michigan parents, teachers, students and others involved with public schools.

Karen Mead-Elford
‘It Takes a Toll, You Know?’ Newspaper Editor on Small-Town Life During COVID

Karen Mead-Elford has noticed the number of death notices published in her small-town newspaper growing. They might not be all from COVID, she says, but that doesn’t make them any easier to fathom. “There’s a lot of coping going on.”

Some of the nearly 900 large poster-sized photos of Detroit victims of Covid-19 are displayed Aug. 31, 2020, on Belle Isle in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
‘It Hurts’: Michigan Feels Ripple Effect of Losing 25,000 to COVID-19

How many people has Michigan lost to COVID-19? Enough that if they were all in one community, it would be larger than Wyandotte, Okemos, or Mount Pleasant. 

Photo courtesy of Bree Melton
Michigan Woman Reflects on ‘Scary Virus’ That Turned out to be Much More

It started as just some “scary virus,” but then it became much more. Here’s how one Michigander dealt with the realization that COVID-19 was a serious issue. 

Here’s What Michigan Frontline Workers Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether it’s using the time to refocus on old hobbies or learning how to adjust to what life throws at you, Michiganders learned a lot during COVID-19. Here are some of those lessons.