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Michigan Medicine

Michigan Medicine has implemented visitor restrictions for its emergency department, hospitals, and clinics due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.  


After making over 10,000 masks since the pandemic started, Eastern Michigan University’s mask project will come to an end later this month.  

A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says local businesses have the right to refuse service to customers who don’t comply with local COVID-19 health orders. 

A2Y Regional Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber says businesses in downtown Ann Arbor are getting ready to welcome customers back this fall as University of Michigan football games resume once again.  

Laura Bonnell

People with cystic fibrosis (CF) are all too familiar with washing their hands, avoiding germs, and socially distancing.  That is what they must do to stay healthy even when we're not in a pandemic.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the creator and executive director of The Bonnell Foundation-Living With Cystic Fibrosis, Laura Bonnell, about her two daughters who have CF.  They have received their lifelong medical treatment at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor and face even more serious health challenges due to COVID-19.

Beverly Mihalko
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After being advised by doctors and public health officials to stay home for the past several months due to the pandemic, voting day may mean some people will need to go out to cast a ballot or turn in an absentee ballot if they didn't mail it back in time.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University professor and epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko about what risks, if any, there are to our health by doing this.


The Washtenaw Intermediate School District will launch its Safe Schools Washtenaw campaign drive next week to help its districts prepare for in-person instruction in the fall.  

Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County Health Department / washtenaw.org

Effective today, Governor Whitmer's executive order requires everyone wear face coverings while visiting indoor public spaces and outdoor gatherings where proper social distancing is difficult.  Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the orders and where we are locally when it comes to COVID-19. 

A2/Ypsilanti Chamber

The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is offering free Personal Protective Equipment starter kits to local small businesses.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners says state and federal aid will be essential to continue offering COVID-19 response services.  

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has partnered with the engineering firm FlexSys to design two devices to help protect health care workers from the coronavirus.  

Wiki Commons

President Donald Trump will be in Ypsilanti Township this Thursday to tour Ford’s Rawsonville plant. 

Dr. Beverly Mihalko

Even though Michigan's "stay home, stay safe" order has been extended to May 28th due to the coronavirus pandemic. more people are going out, and many places they visit require wearing a mask.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University professor and epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko about what's the best type of mask to make or wear and talks about proper placement and removal of a mask to provide optimal protection.

City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

The City of Ypsilanti has partnered with Eastern Michigan University to make face masks.  

City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

Ypsilanti’s city council will discuss goals for the city and its 2020 fiscal year budget tonight

Theo Eggermont
Linkedin / linkedin.com

The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend wearing gloves and masks while in public.  More and more people are following recommended guidelines.  However, getting rid of those personal protective equipment (PPE) items is often being done improperly.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Public Works manager Theo Eggermont about proper disposal to protect public health and the environment.  

Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved $3.2 million in COVID-19 relief.