Stories tagged: "Michigan Department of Health and Human Services"


Cropped hand wearing a nitrile glove holding a Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe
Federal Mismanagement Derailed Michigan’s COVID Response—Again

The lack of an efficient federal strategy set Michigan’s vaccination campaign back, but progress is already being made to right the ship, officials say.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Gov. Whitmer Extends Partial Shutdown for 12 More Days

A lengthened partial shutdown will give health officials time to understand new data coming in about how Thanksgiving travel contributed to the spread of the disease.

MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. Photo courtesy the Michigan House of Representatives.
Michigan Just Restored Its Coronavirus Protections. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Public health officials say masks will still be required in public, despite the ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's top doctor, expressed concern about the pandemic putting Michiganders off their immunization schedules. Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
Michigan Vaccinations for Preventable Diseases Fall During Coronavirus Pandemic

A strained health care system can't handle two different outbreaks, state officials say. Here's how to get your family back on track with immunizations.

Left: Glacier Hills care and rehabilitation center in Ann Arbor (Photo via Facebook). Right: Tara Barber said her husband Tom was known for his glowing smile. (Photo courtesy of Tara Barber)
My Husband Died of COVID-19 as a Nursing Home Patient. Here’s My Advice to Families.

Michigander Tara Barber was separated from her husband Tom since COVID-19 sent the state into lockdown. Here's a look into her battle between logic and emotion surrounding her husband’s death.

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The Pandemic Has Deepened Michigan’s Mental Health Crisis. These Hotlines Are Here To Help.

Thousands of Michiganders have turned to the state's new peer warmline and counseling hotline to help weather the pandemic.

Daily new cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus in Michigan. Graphic by Tania Lili.
Michigan Just Spiked to 2,700 Dead From Coronavirus

Michigan reached 2,700 deaths from the coronavirus, including 95 deaths from earlier in the pandemic discovered Tuesday. How will a new spike in cases and deaths change the path to recovery?