Employers of grocery stores, food establishments, and pharmacies are to conduct daily health screenings and notify employees if another employee tests positive for COVID-19. All employees must wear face coverings. Two hours per week of shopping-time for seniors and vulnerable individuals must also be set aside.
Michigan reported the lowest number of deaths from complications with COVID-19, since March 29, on Sunday (4/26). The number of new positive cases saw a rise, however this is being largely attributed to expanded testing. COVID-19 deaths on Saturday (4/25) were at 189, marking a significant drop in just 24 hours.
Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-62 on Sunday (4/26) that extends COVID-19 protections for vulnerable inmates at juvenile detention centers, county jails, and local lockups. These include the suspension of transfers in and out of MDOC facilities, and allowing local officials more flexibility in releasing vulnerable populations who do not pose a risk to public safety.
Oakland University is the first Michigan college to unveil plans for fall semester. These include massive COVID-19 testing, a large inventory of face masks for students and staff, and the conversion of ballrooms into social-distance-safe classrooms. Read this article to see more of what Oakland University has planned for fall 2020.
Now you can look up the number of COVID-19 patients at a particular health system or hospital. The stats also include beds being used and PPE inventory left. Information about recoveries, patient outcomes, deaths, and how many staff have been infected by COVID-19 are not available. You can click here to select the hospital or health system and view the available data. Updates happen twice a week.
Parents have proceeded with great caution in taking their children to doctor’s offices throughout Michigan. While tele-medicine visits have gone up, COVID-19 has kept office visits in the decline. This includes a decline in numbers of parents getting their children vaccinated. Visits to pediatrician offices are down 70-80%, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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 6,928 cases in the county, and 620 deaths.
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