Students and staff at Grand Rapids Public Schools(GRPS) are still required to wear a mask while indoors until the end of the 2021 summer school year. According to a letter sent to parents and staff, the changes come following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announcement to accelerate the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking on June 22.
Whitmer expands tuition-free college to 22,000 more Michiganders under Future for Frontliners program
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday a plan to extend the Futures for Frontliners program, providing 22,000 more Michiganders with tuition-free college. The scholarships would now include frontline workers who served between Nov. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021 and would add to the more than 120,000 essential workers who already have applied to the program.
LANSING, MI — Michigan has filed COVID-19 emergency rules, dialing back workplace guidelines and aligning them with federal standards as the state ends its face covering and indoor capacity limit rules Tuesday. The rules updated on Tuesday adopt the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrationstandards and focus on health care settings where known or suspected COVID-19 patients may be present, according to a news release.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer bumped up removing restrictions early after more than 60 percent of residents have at least one dose of the vaccine. At the start of the pandemic, Michigan was a hot spot with COVID-19 cases. Since then, 61 percent of it's residents have gotten at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attended a groundbreaking ceremony at a new manufacturing site in Walker on Monday, June 21, 2021. According to a written statement from Whitmer's office, the new site represented a $64.5 million investment and would bring in 164 new jobs. Speedrack Products Group representatives said the company chose to expand in Walker instead of competing sites in Indiana.
The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department said the governor's decision to fully reopen the state next week was a "monumental moment." Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Thursday, June 17, 2021 that beginning Tuesday, June 22, capacity for indoor settings would be increased from 50% to 100%.
LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced that the state's coronavirus-related indoor capacity limits and face-covering restrictions would end on Tuesday, but that's not all that's changing. Below are five things to know about what will be different on Tuesday, when people will once again be able to be in public places without capacity limits and face mask rules.
LANSING, MI — Michigan is awarding grants totaling $750,000 to nine community colleges in an attempt to improve success rates among adult students. In an announcement Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said that five colleges will receive Sixty by 30 Student Success Grants of up to $150,000 each.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation Friday declaring June 19 as Juneteenth Celebration Day in Michigan. The proclamation comes a day after President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making June 19 a federal holiday. “Juneteenth is an essential day of remembrance and a recognition of how far we still have to go to achieve our ideals of equity and racial justice in Michigan,” Whitmer said.
LANSING, MI — All indoor capacity restrictions and mask requirements will be lifted Tuesday in Michigan, 10 days ahead of when public health orders requiring those restrictions were set to expire. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced the chances Thursday, citing plummeting COVID-19 cases and increased vaccinations.
Two projects coming to Southeast Michigan will create 245 automotive manufacturing jobs and bring more housing to the Midtown Detroit area, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. Flex-N-Gate, a global auto supplier, is taking over AxleTech’s former 210,000 square foot facility in Troy. The company is a Tier 1, minority-owned, American manufacturer with over 30 locations in 8 countries.
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COVID-19 surge in Afghanistan hits US embassy, prompting lockdown TOPICS FOR YOU Bombas Ad 6 Reason To Treat Yourself To BombasBombas Michigan will lift all indoor capacity restrictions and mask requirements next week, 10 days sooner than planned amid vaccinations and plummeting COVID-19 infections, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a proclamation Thursday marking June 17 as Essential Worker Appreciation day. The governor said she is thankful for all the workers who stepped up throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “From staffing our hospitals to keeping our grocery store shelves stocked, essential workers selflessly served during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the well-being of their fellow Michiganders,” Whitmer said.
Michigan’s COVID-19 health order could end sooner than expected, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has hinted at an announcement soon due to declining coronavirus rates and increasing vaccination numbers. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order expires July 1, but the state could choose to end it early.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, plans to veto the bills if they make it to her desk, the Associated Press reported. However, the Michigan Legislature has the ability to finalize citizen-introduced bills such as the ones voted on Wednesday. Currently, citizens of Michigan who don't have photo identification when voting in person can still cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit at their polling location, a provision used by more than 11,000 voters in the November 2020 election.
The GOP-controlled Michigan state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would mandate a photo ID in order to vote in person and add further requirements on voting by mail. Voters who want to vote by mail in the Wolverine State are required to sign an application that is then matched to a signature on their voter file.
Michigan gov. prohibits use of public funds for ‘harmful practice of conversion therapy’ on LGBTQ minors
The governor of Michigan has signed an executive directive prohibiting the use of state or federal funds for the so-called LGBTQ “conversion” on minors. “As we celebrate #Pride, we’re not just marching — we’re taking action to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ Michiganders,” Gov.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announced Tuesday two projects that will soon create 90 new jobs in southwest Michigan. The new positions come as Midwest Fastener Corp. (MFC) invests $10.8 million to expand its headquarters in Portage and to expand in Decatur.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday outlined how Michigan should spend more than $1.1 billion allotted for child care under the most recent federal coronavirus rescue, proposing to make it more affordable and to give workers $500 retention bonuses every three months.