A COVID-19 outbreak has forced Pontiac High School to cancel its high school football game this week, serving as a stark reminder that the virus continues to impact communities.
Hundreds of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths weekly are tied to Covid, infectious disease experts say.
Despite Covid remaining a deadly illness for hundreds of Michigan residents every month, the government is rolling back its emergency health order. It could have big implications for the state.
COVID-19 may not be dominating the news cycle like it used to, but it remains a factor in many decisions that hospitals and health care workers must make.
"These mobile health units, that was a Michigan invention and innovation," he said. "What that was about, is something our chief medical expert at the time, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun would describe as, the best public health being the health you take to the public."
“I hope this is not a case of Speaker Tate just simply allowing his members to violate CDC guidelines simply because he has a thin majority," Beeler said. "My hope is that it was an oversight, but I think that remains to be seen."
Michigan residents can order free Covid test kits that will be delivered right to their homes.
Those who are older, unvaccinated, or have comorbidities continue to be the predominant groups dying from COVID-19.
It's when coronavirus, the flu and RSV - a common respiratory virus, all peak at the same time, and that possibility has hospitals across the country on high alert. This includes medical systems right here in southeast Michigan.
Anyone who fell behind on their housing payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic can
Travelers will no longer need to wear a mask on planes and trains in the country.
A new study on the happiness of the U.S. by state is not looking kindly upon Michigan or our neighboring states as the Mitten has been named the 39th happiest state - or the 11th least happy state.
As the fall nears, a Metro Detroit doctor is concerned about how Covid will impact people this flu season.
"I'm hoping that a more omicron-specific vaccine will give you even more protection against the serious issues, but also give you better protection against actual infection," Sims said.
State officials in Lansing and with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services say being vaccinated helps with making a safe return for students at schools and college campuses.
Southeast Michigan counties have been moved to high risk of COVID-19, according to the CDC. But Oakland County says don't expect a mask mandate for school districts this year.
"Many people are still not eligible for this second booster due to their age or their health conditions," said Dr. Asha Shajahan. "But we know omicron is still out there. People are still getting Covid, I’m seeing plenty of patients here in the office that are coming in here with Covid."
The temporary Covid-era policies put in place to help struggling families during the pandemic benefitted almost 2 million kids in Michigan. Officials would like to see them made permanent.
"It shows that Michigan is in a plateau," she said. "Which means the rate have stopped declining and they’re sort of hovering in this area."
Kids should be able to get the vaccine at Henry Ford Health by next week.