Displaying items tagged: COVID19

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 15:56

Restaurant, hospitality groups sue state over latest COVID-19 orders

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association and two hospitality businesses filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in response to new business restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:21

Mercy Health to open care unit at Hackley campus for COVID-19 patients

MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon plans to open a care unit Thursday at the Hackley campus to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 November 2020 18:51

Whitmer administration issues new restrictions on schools, restaurants to stem COVID-19 wave

The Whitmer administration has announced new restrictions on restaurants, high schools and colleges, and some entertainment venues that will last for three weeks, starting Wednesday.  

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:06

‘This virus is out of control,’ state’s top doctor says amid pandemic second wave

LANSING — With hospital bed capacity and staffing increasingly stretched thin, exponential growth in positive cases statewide and limited contact tracing ability, the Whitmer administration is urging Michigan residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:05

Michigan at ‘pivotal point’ in COVID-19 fight, health officials say

After hospitalizations statewide doubled in just two weeks, health care executives across Michigan are emphasizing the need for people to follow public health guidelines to get the spread of the coronavirus back under control.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:41

Hospital staffing a growing concern as facilities add beds for COVID patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, hospitals have the ability to add the beds needed to handle the influx of patients.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:07

Mercy Health Muskegon, Metro Health delay elective procedures as COVID cases surge

MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has begun to delay elective surgeries as needed and is weighing whether to open additional emergency beds as COVID-19 cases surge.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 29 June 2020 18:45

Kent County Health Department closes GR bar after video of large crowd

GRAND RAPIDS — The Kent County Health Department has ordered a downtown Grand Rapids bar to close after video surfaced this weekend of large crowds of patrons not adhering to social distancing and other measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 25 June 2020 15:31

8 GR tech startups selected for MEDC pandemic relief funds

Eight Grand Rapids technology startups are among dozens of businesses statewide selected to receive a combined $3 million from Michigan’s Tech Start Up Stabilization Fund.

Published in Small Business

Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:51

New GR purchasing guidelines offer higher discounts for local biz

The city of Grand Rapids announced new purchasing guidelines this week that offer up to a 9 percent discount on bids in order to support local businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 01 May 2020 17:17

Whitmer opens construction, real estate, some manufacturing; fires back at legislature

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday opening construction, real estate and portions of the manufacturing sector on May 7, while requiring employers to adopt workplace safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 01 May 2020 17:13

West Michigan small businesses receive $1 million in state funding, ‘staggering’ need

Nearly 200 small businesses in West Michigan that are struggling to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic will receive grant support from the state’s Michigan Small Business Relief Program.

Published in Small Business

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