MI Hospitals and the COVID Surge, College Life in the Fall and More! | Full Megacast, April 12, 2021

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Chief of Medicine, Dr. Anne Chen and other news-makers discuss the latest COVID-19 information and election-related news on this full edition of the Oakland County Megacast!

Oakland University Vice President for Enrollment Management, Dawn Aubry, joins the show to talk about the future of academic learning and on-campus life for students as they prepare for the summer semester and to return to campus in the fall, including vaccination requirement and what social events such as sports may look like on-campus.

Dr. Anne Chen, M.D., Chief of Medicine at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, talks about the major surge in COVID-19 cases in the State of Michigan over the past several weeks and the impact that this surge is having on those working on the front lines of the pandemic. Additionally, Dr. Chen talks about what Oakland County and Michigan residents need to do in order to curb the spike in COVID cases and help put an end to this long pandemic.

Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, talks about the City’s continued operations during the pandemic, including their plans to return to in-person meetings (with virtual elements) and development of a new, state-of-the-art playground at one of the City’s parks!

Amanda Harrison, Community Engagement Manager for Oakland County at the Detroit Institute of Arts (D.I.A.) talks about the brief closure of the museum due to the spike in COVID-19 cases locally, as well as ongoing in-person and virtual events, seminars and more that is being offered to Oakland County residents by the D.I.A.!

Jef and Jennifer Smith, Owners of the Loaded Dice Brewery, talk about opening their new brewery and restaurant during the pandemic, serving customers safely, and keeping fresh and new ideas in the works in order to build a customer base during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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