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Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan – restrictions and closures of businesses and places of public gathering – have forced many people out of work. Recent executive orders from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer have attempted to ease restrictions on those applying for unemployment...
District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) received notification on Tuesday, April 7, that a Crawford County resident has died from COVID-19.  The individual is a male in his 80s who resided in a long-term care facility.  DHD#10 is currently working with the facility to investigate this case and...
A piece of equipment, which sat idle in the classroom space used by the Grayling Robotics team at the Grayling High School, is now churning out critical personal protective equipment for first responders battling the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, March 30, Rick McBride, a lead mentor for the...
Starting this week, Crawford AuSable School District leaders and staff will begin to implement the Grayling Viking Distant Learning program to get students through the rest of the school year. Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-35 announced the “suspension of...
Munson Healthcare, which has eight hospitals in northern Michigan, is now offering a “COVID-19 Tracker” on its website so people can view regular updates on the coronavirus numbers in the area. The Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Tracker offers testing data for Cadillac Hospital, Charlevoix Hospital...
Due to efforts by the State of Michigan to slow the spread of COVID-19 – a contagious respiratory illness that has caused thousands of deaths in the United States in the last month – students in Michigan likely will not be returning to their school district classrooms for the 2019-2020 year....
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-33, an “expanded emergency and disaster declaration,” went into effect last week, giving the state another means of seeking federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Whitmer activated Michigan’s “state of emergency” with Executive...
Northern Michigan counties are seeing an influx of individuals who are seeking shelter from areas with significant COVID-19 community spread or returning from travel outside of these counties.  “While we understand the desire to seek shelter in  communities with fewer COVID cases, this...
The first virtual meeting for the Crawford County Board of Commissioners was held last week as county officials practice social distancing to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in the area. The county board on Thursday, March 26, held its regular monthly meeting utilizing Zoom, a computer...
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital is serving as a hub for patients in northeast Michigan for those with suspected or confirmed positive COVID-19 results. While each hospital in Munson Healthcare’s nine-hospital system is equipped to handle patients with coronavirus, it has been deemed that it...

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