The Food and Drug Administration is warning folks not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico because of the potential presence of methanol. If you’ve been exposed you need to seek immediate treatment. Prolonged or substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Please click here to read the full list of hand sanitizer products the FDA is warning about.
Governor Whitmer is declining requests by congressional Republicans to turn over records and brief committee staffers on the state’s handling of COVID-19 in Michigan nursing homes. Whitmer wrote in a letter, “I hope that as members of a federal body tasked with oversight of the federal executive branch during this unprecedented public health crisis you refrain from encroaching on the sovereign power of a state government to deal with state matters.” Governor Whitmer has received plenty of criticism from Republicans and Michiganders on the way her administration handled treating COVID-19 positive seniors inside the same locked down long term care facilities as healthy residents. Please click here to read more.
Governor Whitmer is allowing high school sports teams to begin practicing outside, and our very own West Bloomfield Lakers have officially begun practicing yesterday. There are plenty of noticeable changes however. The weight room is still off limits, players’ temperatures are taken upon arrival, they must fill out a questionnaire, given their own water bottles, and players’ are largely kept separated. Coach Ron Bellamy says, “Just little things reminding the kids, make sure they’re practicing social distancing, making sure that, you know, we spray equipment at ease to use it in just — it’s just different.”
Michigan legislators are expected to unveil their “Return to Learn” plan today for students heading back to schools in the fall. House and Senate lawmakers are revealing a plan of their own at 11 a.m. today. In a joint plan for a safe return, Whitmer says it will take a county by county approach and what works for one county may not work for another. Please click here to read more.
Kayaks have become scarce at Michigan retail locations, along with bicycles and other outdoor gear. After months of people remaining isolated inside their homes, many are looking to get outside into more open areas. Dave Lorenz, vice president of Pure Michigan says, “all outdoor activity has seen a noticeable increase. People are really searching it out. Biking, hiking, kayaking, whatever it may be. Even I’m participating in more activity.” Please click here to read more.
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