In collaboration with the Western U.P. Health Department and Emergency Operation Centers in Baraga County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County, Copper Country Strong Daily Briefs will be shared each weekday through the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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- The Michigan State Police confirmed that campgrounds and resorts in Region 8, which includes the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan, can re-open immediately.
Updates from Western U.P. Health Department
- There is one new positive case in Houghton County today.
Updates from Ontonagon County
- Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide a COVID-19 drive-through test site in Ontonagon on Thursday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ontonagon High School. The opportunity to be tested is available to all community members from the convenience of their vehicles. To schedule a time, call the toll-free number (844) 947-4854.
Other Statewide Updates
- Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan.
The governor’s order will allow retailers to reopen on June 4 and restaurants to reopen on June 8, both subject to capacity limits. Day camps for children will likewise be permitted to open on June 8. Effective immediately, groups of 100 or less will be allowed gather outdoors with social distancing. Office work that is not capable of being performed remotely can resume. And in-home services, including housecleaning services, can resume operations. Learn more here, https://www.michigan.gov/documents/whitmer/MI_SAFE_START_PLAN_689875_7.pdf (PDF).
- The Michigan National Guard will continue its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic after President Donald Trump extended federal deployment known as Title 32 authority until Aug. 21. The extension comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to the president on May 27 urging him to extend Title 32 authority. Learn more here, https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-530867--,00.html.
- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced rescissions of executive orders on FOIA, hospital capacity, and emergency medical services, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) loosened rules on who can visit patients in certain health care settings, as regions across Michigan continue to advance under the MI Safe Start plan. Learn more here, https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-530881--,00.html.
- Houghton County nears 1K testing mark, via Dialy Mining Gazette
- Hospitals maintain readiness for increase of local COVID cases, via Daily Mining Gazette
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