whitmer eases restrictions on hospital visits as coronavirus spread slows

Governor Whitmer rolled back restrictions on hospital visitations Wednesday (6/3) as part of her plan to ease the lockdown imposed on Michiganders during the pandemic. Current restrictions on hospital visitations will officially be loosened on June 11. Governor Whitmer said, “by rolling back executive orders, and allowing more people to visit their loved ones in hospitals, it sends a clear signal we are making progress in the fight against COVID-19 and continue to move in a positive direction.” Even though these restrictions are being loosened there are still rules hospitals have to follow. Please click here to read more.

detroit zoo to reopen june 8 for members, with new procedures in place

Beginning tomorrow (6/5), the Detroit Zoo will start accepting reservation requests from members on its website. The zoo is setting a special four-day reopening period with no more than 1000 guests per day, and will then open its doors to general admission guests who book a timed ticket. General admission days will allow no more than 2000 guests per day. The zoo has implemented daily cleaning procedures, and guests will have to wear a face mask or shield before entering.

metro detroit libraries prepare to reopen

Libraries across Metro Detroit are gearing up to reopen. The director of the Troy Public Library, Cathy Russ, is particularly excited to reopen. They had 40,000 books checked out when the quarantine began, and they will have to be prepared to clean all those received returns. Social distancing markers will be placed throughout the building, and Russ is asking visitors to wear masks.

pediatricians concerned about missed vaccines during stay-at-home order

Pediatricians are concerned about about a recent trend of children falling behind on their vaccines. Rates have dropped fairly dramatically as prior to the pandemic about 66% of children in Michigan were up to date on their vaccines and recent reports are placing that current number at less than half. A pediatrician with Beaumont Health, Dr. David Obudzinski, is particularly concerned about critical vaccines being missed for measles and whooping cough, “infants under a year of age have a harder time with whooping cough. They can get serious respiratory disease and die from it. Every year, there’s been quite a few outbreaks of measles.” Parents have been hesitant to bring their children in for visits during the outbreak.

here are all 108 executive orders issued by governor whitmer during pandemic

For your reference, Click On Detroit has provided a page that includes every executive order Governor Whitmer has issued in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The list includes expiration dates, links to the order, and details of the order. Please click here to view the full list.

oakland county coronavirus cases by zip-code

Visit the Oakland County website to view updated numbers on how your area has been affected by COVID-19. You can search the interactive map by clicking on your location, or typing in your zip code. Recent data shows a total of 8,425 cases in the county, and 1,003 deaths. There appears to be no change since yesterday’s numbers.

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