social distancing

City of Ann Arbor

Various streets in downtown Ann Arbor have closed to vehicle traffic to allow restaurants, bars, and retail businesses to offer patio services because of COVID-19.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council has approved street closures to allow restaurants and bars to expand their seating areas outdoors because of COVID-19.  

Sandro Cinti
Michigan Medicine /

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Washtenaw County continue to decline, and testing opportunities increase, Michigan Medicine infectious disease specialist Dr. Sandro Cinti says it is still important that extra precautions continue to be taken to avoid getting the virus, especially for high-risk people.  He shares an update on the pandemic with WEMU's Lisa Barry.

Wiki Commons

The Washtenaw County Health Department says health guidelines for celebrating Memorial Day in groups this year are different because of COVID-19.  

Jimena Loveluck
Washtenaw County /

From contact tracing to continuing to social distance, Washtenaw County health officer Jimena Loveluck talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about where we are now in the battle with COVID-19 and what we will need to do to try to move back into some sense of "normalcy."

Gretchen Whitmer
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy /

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she has health and safety concerns about future protests at the state Capitol.  As we hear from Rick Pluta, the next known demonstration is supposed to happen Thursday.

The City of Ann Arbor is in the process of creating a plan to make sure residents have social distancing options when it comes to being outdoors.  

Michigan Medicine
Michigan Medicine /

New data from Michigan Medicine shows aggressive social distancing could reduce the number of COVID-19 Cases in University of Michigan hospitals by as much as 65 percent in early May.