COVID Update 6/29/20

Below is an update on the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak as of 10:00 PM on 6/29/2020                      

UPDATE  

  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield released the following statement after reaching a bipartisan budget agreement, which includes adjustments to the fiscal year 2020 budget and allocation of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars.

“COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our state budget.  In this time of crisis, it is our responsibility to come together and build a budget that reflects a bipartisan commitment to the things we value most as Michiganders. This agreement provides crucial funding for Michigan families, schools, and communities grappling with costs incurred as a result of the virus.  

“Our collective priority is a healthy state and a healthy economy. We are committed to working together to address the remaining shortfalls in next year’s budget and we are looking to our partners in Congress for support to help maintain the essential services relied upon by our families and small businesses.” 

The budget agreement includes modest reductions in current year funding but also provides CARES Act funding for Michigan schools and educators, universities and community colleges, and local governments to address the significant COVID 19 costs they’re facing. 

  • Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-138 and Executive Order 2020-137 to increase access to healthcare through telehealth options and protect migrant agricultural workers living in congregate housing from the risk of outbreaks.

 

  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced 236 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This brings the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 to 63,497.

HAPPENING ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT 

  • The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with MDHHS, Michigan State Police, and local health departments to offer COVID-19 testing Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1 at Baker College in Cadillac.

“The important mission of making widespread COVID-19 testing safe, easy, and accessible is an area where the men and women of the Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Michigan National Guard are excelling,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This type of testing remains one of the best ways to ensure the safety of our neighbors and communities as we safely reengage our economy and Michiganders get back to work.” 

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