Omicron Surge Disrupts Essential Services From Restaurants to Grocery Stores to Schools

Workers in restaurants, grocery stores, the trucking industry and schools have all been hit hard by Omicron, and the virus is disrupting everything once again.

White House Launches Website for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Sends Out Millions of N95...

The website to order free at-home COVID-19 tests to U.S. residents went live this week, with the White House set to send out some 500 million tests.

Economic Health Affects Other Indicators of Livability of Small Cities

Economic health is one of five factors a study weighed when ranking roughly 1,300 small cities in terms of livability. Other measures are affordability, education and health, quality of life and safety.

Supreme Court Stops Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed with critics who said President Joe Biden was overstepping with his COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large businesses.

Omicron Leads to Sold-Out Rapid Tests, Booked Appointments, Long Lines for Swabs

States across the nation are struggling to keep up with the rapid surge in demand for COVID-19 tests.

State’s Top Doc: COVID-19 Surge Could Put Hospital System ‘Over the Edge’

Michigan's top health officials warned Tuesday that things are likely to get worse with COVID-19 in the state before they start getting better.

State Updates School Guidelines Amid Covid Surge

Michigan schools wondering how new CDC guidelines would affect them got their answer.

Omicron Variant Surge Has Hospitals Facing ‘Breaking Point’

The omicron variant has COVID-19 cases surging at record rates, putting a tremendous strain on hospital resources.

Nuclear Power Concerns Outlast Decommissioning

As Michigan moves away from coal and other brown energy sources, there’s growing interest in carbon-free alternatives, including nuclear energy, which now fuels 30% of the state's electricity.

Biden Plan to Fight Off Omicron Includes Free Home-Testing Kits, Help for Hospitals

President Joe Biden announced a variety of steps -- including free home-testing kits and military help for hospitals -- designed to fight off the latest COVID-19 surge.

Federal Court Lifts Stay on Biden’s Big-Business COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

A federal court in Cincinnati lifted the stay imposed on President Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses, although the ruling is likely to be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Award-Winning Boutique Opening Second Store on Main Street in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH – VITRINE has announced it will open the doors to its new second location, VITRINE on Main, in Plymouth on Dec. 16. VITRINE is a women-owned business known for...

SBA Plans to Elevate the Office of Women’s Business Ownership

WASHINGTON (Globe Newswire) — U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced that the SBA intends to elevate its Office of Women’s Business Ownership to directly report to...

Pfizer: Vaccine Booster Provides Protection Against Omicron Variant

Pfizer officials are saying the booster shot to their vaccine appears to offer protection against new omicron variant.

Federal Judge Halts Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

A federal judge in Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction stopping vaccine mandates for healthcare workers.

Step Up Big Detroit Campaign Sharpens Big Brothers Big Sisters Focus on Social Justice,...

Big Brothers Big Sisters hoping Step Up Big Detroit campaign will bring them more partners as focus shifts to social justice.

FDA OKs Pfizer, Moderna Boosters for All Adults; CDC Decision Up Next

The Food and Drug Administration has approved booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for all adults. The CDC is expected to rule on it Friday.

OSHA Halts Enforcement of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

First, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked President Joe Biden’s attempt to mandate either a COVID-19 vaccine or weekly negative tests for workers at businesses...

Michigan Tequila Business Launches with Black Woman at the Helm

Nayana Ferguson has conquered pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and marathons. Now she's tackling a new frontier — owning a tequila business.

Appeals Court Won’t Lift Stay on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit declined Friday to lift a stay it had imposed days earlier on President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large businesses.
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