President Trump Grants Governor Whitmer’s Request to Extend Michigan National Guard Through December 31 to Assist With COVID-19 August 4, 2020

President Trump Grants Governor Whitmer’s Request to Extend Michigan National Guard Through December 31 to Assist With COVID-19 August 4, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after President Trump granted her request that he authorize the use of Michigan National Guard forces for COVID-19 response through December 31, 2020. Title 32 authority, which allows Guard members to receive federal pay and benefits, was previously set…

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NMU Protects Surfaces from COVID-19 July 29, 2020

NMU Protects Surfaces from COVID-19 July 29, 2020

In preparation for the fall semester, NMU facilities staff members are applying a unique antimicrobial coating with hospital-grade disinfectant to high-touch areas on campus. The product creates an impenetrable barrier that permanently bonds to any surface and retains its full strength in providing reactive protection against microorganisms, including COVID-19. According…

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NMU Classrooms Reconfigured for Safety July 29, 2020

NMU Classrooms Reconfigured for Safety July 29, 2020

Northern Michigan University is reconfiguring most classrooms to align with six-foot social distancing guidelines and installing plexiglass barriers in others to enhance student safety in advance of the fall semester. “Capacities in most classrooms have been reduced by 50%, give or take, depending on the type of room,” said Jim…

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Governor Whitmer Amends MI Safe Start Order to Limit Indoor Gatherings July 29, 2020

Governor Whitmer Amends MI Safe Start Order to Limit Indoor Gatherings July 29, 2020

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state, including in Regions…

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LEO Launches Digital Hub to Help Michigan Workers Displaced by COVID-19 Crisis Boost Skills July 28, 2020

LEO Launches Digital Hub to Help Michigan Workers Displaced by COVID-19 Crisis Boost Skills July 28, 2020

LANSING, MICH. The Coronavirus crisis has created record unemployment across the country and a complicated employment landscape in Michigan. Now more than ever, Michigan workers who possess advanced skills will be better positioned to get and keep higher-paying and more stable jobs. To that end, the Michigan Department of Labor…

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