Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says just over 2.5 million people voted in this August primary, with 1.6 million voters casting their ballot through the mail, making this the highest number of absentee ballots ever casted in Michigan’s history.
An executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlines required protections at these facilities, safeguarding the health and safety of residents and employees. These include mask mandates, visitor restrictions and required communication of positive cases. Willful violations of these orders are a criminal offense, which carries a penalty of 90 days in jail and a $500 fine for each offense.
From 10 a.m. - noon, cans and plastic bottles will be collected at the Lions Lakeside Park in Marquette. It will be a drive through style event, with volunteers unloading the cans and bottles from cars to limit possible exposure to COVID-19. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Lions Club Worldwide Initiatives and local organizations, including Bay Cliff Health Camp and the Salvation Army.
Contaminated 'pre-rolls' were sold in retails outlets across the state, including at The Fire Station in Negaunee. The processor, out of Bay City, had its license suspended pending further investigation.
During a February 2020 day, consultants gathered occupancy data of nearly 1,600 parking spaces. At the 10 a.m. peak of parking necessity, only 44 percent of the parking inventory was used. An online survey of Houghton residents administered as part of the study found that 90 percent of respondents could find a parking spot less than two blocks away from their destination.
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.