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- The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State Police State Emergency Operations Center, and local health departments to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing this Friday, June 19, in Alpena, Baraga, Ogemaw, and Tawas counties. These drive-thru sites will be open Friday, June 19, only.
The Baraga County testing will be at the Niiwin Akeaa Center (111 Beartown Road in Baraga) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-127, which extends the state of emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic until July 16. In doing so, Governor Whitmer joins nearly every state in the country in maintaining a state of emergency to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. This executive order will allow her to continue taking action to protect Michigan families and workers. Read more at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-532360--,00.html
Updates from Western U.P. Health Department
- There is one new positive case in Gogebic County.
- Ontonagon community and hospital helping keep COVID-19 cases away, via CBS 3
- Hurley Committee to look at school opening, via Daily Globe
- The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Changes Reporting Format For COVID-19, via Keweenaw Report
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