Dozens of bikers gathered at the Vietnam Veterans of America post 380 to kick off the 18th Annual Ride Around Michigan. Additional Upper Peninsula stops are planned for Houghton and Manistique before heading downstate. They hope that by riding across the state, they can help prisoners of war still missing in action.
NMU has created work groups in different subject areas to start planning for a response to COVID-19. One of the most prominent plans is the wide-spread testing of employees and students prior to the start of the semester. However, the team believes that additional requirements for sanitation and classroom reconfiguration will also be key to a safe return.
After an uptick in cases in June and July, the state of Michigan is starting to see a plateau in the spread of Coronavirus. This is thanks in part to increased testing. The state is conducting 28,000 tests a day, which makes up 2% of the state's population a week.
It includes a heightened need for hand washing and sanitation of all work spaces throughout the day. The plan also requires all students and staff to wear a mask during the school day. Each phase of the plan was formulated by a committee of teachers, board members and parents who each were able to voice their concerns.
Under the approved decrease, customers will see an average rate reduction of 3.7 percent per household. This recommended change was recommended to the board last week by Utility Financial Solutions, who administered a rate study for the Marquette BLP.
In the article, Fittante raises skepticism over the decision, saying the current case data is inconsistent with the tighter restrictions in our region. This disconnect makes him concerned about what further restrictions might come next. While Fittante shares Governor Whitmer’s desire to keep Michiganders safe, he also believes business should be able to operate under current conditions.
The Tribal Council is working hard to enforce and enhance current health and sanitation directives, implement necessary technology and develop new programs and services centered on COVID-19 preparedness, response and relief.