Detroit Free Press: As COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 80% in Michigan, health officials warn of possible surge

Detroit Free Press: As COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 80% in Michigan, health officials warn of possible surge. “Coronavirus cases are rising in Michigan and COVID-19 hospitalizations have spiked 80% in recent weeks, climbing in all regions of the state, health officials warned Tuesday. ‘It is very possible that this is the beginning of a second wave,’ said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.”

Fox 2 Detroit: Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Whitmer’s virus orders; Gov. fires back

Fox 2 Detroit: Michigan Supreme Court strikes down Whitmer’s virus orders; Gov. fires back. “The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday struck down months of orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that were aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, saying she illegally drew authority from a 1945 law that doesn’t apply.”

Detroit Free Press: Michigan State Police’s website releases traffic stop data, use-of-force policy

Detroit Free Press: Michigan State Police’s website releases traffic stop data, use-of-force policy. “In hopes of increasing transparency, the Michigan State Police has recently published a new database that expands access to information such as department plans, training requirements, traffic stop data and use-of-force data. Much of the data was publicly available, but the new website puts it all in one space, with statistics up to 2019.”

UpNorthLive: Michigan families can check for school COVID-19 outbreaks with state’s new site

UpNorthLive: Michigan families can check for school COVID-19 outbreaks with state’s new site. “The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now posting information about COVID-19 outbreaks in schools with a new website. The report includes K-12 schools, colleges and universities. On the website, you can see the school name, address, number of cases, and if the cases involved staff, students, or both.”

Detroit News: Michigan Court of Appeals upholds Gov. Whitmer’s emergency actions

Detroit News: Michigan Court of Appeals upholds Gov. Whitmer’s emergency actions. “In a 2-1 decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s unilateral emergency actions to combat COVID-19, denying a legal challenge brought by the GOP-controlled state Legislature. The court agreed with a state Court of Claims judge in finding the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act gives Whitmer the ability to declare emergencies and take actions in response without lawmakers’ approval.”

WXYZ: New database shows salaries of superintendents of districts across Michigan

WXYZ: New database shows salaries of superintendents of districts across Michigan . “You can now see how much school districts across Michigan spend on superintendent compensation via an updated database from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The database reports how much districts spent on superintendent compensation, including salary, insurance, pension and other benefits.”

WJIM: New Web Page Helps You Understand Covid Restrictions By Region In Michigan

WJIM: New Web Page Helps You Understand Covid Restrictions By Region In Michigan. “The Coronavirus pandemic has hit Michigan differently depending on which part of the state you are looking at. The pandemic has hit the lower part of Michigan much harder than Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. This lead to Governor Whitmer breaking the state into regions, and implementing different strategies based on how bad the virus has spread in each region. It can get confusing at times, but the state just released a new website to help us keep up with the changes.”

Click on Detroit: New website helps identify woody invasive plants in Michigan

Click on Detroit: New website helps identify woody invasive plants in Michigan. “A new website can help you identify potentially invasive plants in your backyard in Michigan. [The site], developed by the Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative, contains a wealth of information about how to distinguish woody invasive species from similar beneficial plants, an interactive map showing how these species are regulated by Great Lakes jurisdictions, detailed management approaches and noninvasive woody plant ideas for gardeners and landscape designers.”

Crain’s Detroit Business: New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills

Crain’s Detroit Business: New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills. “A new digital hub offers online learning opportunities and other training resources for Michigan residents looking to return to work or learn new skills. The coronavirus crisis has created record unemployment in Michigan and across the country. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity says workers who possess advanced skills will be better positioned to get and keep higher-paying and more stable jobs.”

Michigan rival college coaches join Gov. Whitmer with common message: ‘Mask up’ (Detroit Free Press)

Detroit Free Press: Michigan rival college coaches join Gov. Whitmer with common message: ‘Mask up’. “Three of Michigan’s top college basketball coaches joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing Wednesday to urge Michiganders to wear face coverings as the state recorded nearly 900 new cases of coronavirus — the largest daily count since mid-May.”

‘I’m scared’: In Detroit, a city hit hard by COVID-19, reopening classrooms sparks protests (NBC News)

NBC News: ‘I’m scared’: In Detroit, a city hit hard by COVID-19, reopening classrooms sparks protests. “The fury surrounding the start of summer school in Detroit this week offers a preview of the emotional battles that could hit many more communities this fall. The city’s main public school district made the unusual decision to open classrooms for in-person summer learning starting Monday in hopes of helping children catch up four months after the coronavirus forced schools to close.”

CNN: Hundreds of people celebrated the July 4 weekend at a Michigan lake. Now some have Covid-19

CNN: Hundreds of people celebrated the July 4 weekend at a Michigan lake. Now some have Covid-19. “After revelers celebrated the Fourth of July at a Michigan lake, some started testing positive for Covid-19 — prompting health officials to warn other party-goers that they might have been infected, too.”

WXYZ: Whitmer signs order requiring people to wear masks in all indoor spaces, crowded outdoor spaces

WXYZ: Whitmer signs order requiring people to wear masks in all indoor spaces, crowded outdoor spaces. “Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order that requires people to wear face masks whenever in an indoor public space and in crowded outdoor spaces. The order strengthens her previous order on masks.”

Detroit Free Press: Petition drive to repeal governor’s emergency powers starts this week

Detroit Free Press: Petition drive to repeal governor’s emergency powers starts this week. “A petition to repeal the emergency law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using to manage the coronavirus pandemic will be on the streets in Michigan within a couple of days, a spokesman for the group backing the petition said Monday.”

MLive: Free Michigan coronavirus testing easy to locate with state’s new website

MLive: Free Michigan coronavirus testing easy to locate with state’s new website. “After visiting the state’s new coronavirus test site locator website, simply enter your city or ZIP code and how far you are willing to travel. The new tool will generate a list of available testing sites with the location’s criteria for testing. Users may also check various boxes based on their personal situation, such as if they are not insured, require free testing, aren’t exhibiting symptoms or don’t have a testing prescription from a doctor.”