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Washtenaw County
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On Tuesday, the state of Michigan recorded a record number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 59 fatalities.  Washtenaw County's caseload is surging as well.  WEMU's David Fair checked in with Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia to discuss the coronavirus surge, an opportunity for a cost-free flu vaccination, and how the uninsured can access help to becoming enrolled in a health plan.  


Jorge Avellan

While over 161,000 people voted absentee in the November 3rd general election in Washtenaw County, others decided to vote in person.  WEMU’s Jorge Avellan spoke with several of them.


CDC

The Washtenaw County Health Department will conduct COVID-19 testing at a pop-up site this Sunday in Manchester. 

Manchester
Manchester Community Resource Center / manchestercrc.org

In rural communities, services, such as grocery stores, medical facilities, and access to public transportation, can be seriously limited.  The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was created by the Corporation and National Community Service (CNCS) and housed within the Senior Services department at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. The RSVP program seeks out community partnerships who are in need of volunteers to help support their mission and goals. Manchester Community Resource Center director, Laura Seyfried and local RSVP volunteer Delores Notten talk about the program's efforts and goals with WEMU's David Fair in this week's "Washtenaw United."


Fireworks
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Fireworks are a part of many people's 4th of July celebrations, whether it's watching a professional show or lighting some off in the neighborhood.  Here's what's scheduled in our area and what is legally allowed. 


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The National Weather Service will have its assessment team in Washtenaw County today to try and confirm an early morning tornado near Manchester.