The announcement came after the state confirmed 12 test came back as presumptive positives for the virus.
School buildings will close March 16 through April 5 as the state seeks to address coronavirus, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press release. Schools will re-open April 6, though Whitmer said that may be adjusted or extended.
"This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,” Whitmer said.
FLINT – Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley declared a state of emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Neeley also asked the state for resources to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the city, which last declared an emergency during the water crisis.
The resources for the coronavirus outbreak include more equipment for first responders, and financial relief that would ensure residents’ water would stay turned on.
More than $87 million in federal funds appropriated for fixing Flint’s infrastructure after the city’s water crisis, hasn’t been collected because there have been so few reimbursement requests from the city.
The stage was still being set minutes before former Vice President Joe Biden and supporters hit the podium inside Berston Field House in Flint.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is looking to renew the expanded Medicaid coverage program that helps people affected by the Flint water crisis. read more
The city won’t be fined for failing to test enough homes that qualify for lead in water during the last six months of 2019, but it must fix the problem or face penalties of up to $1,000 per day in the future and must notify the public of its violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. read more
Liane Shekter-Smith sat quietly in court as the Michigan Solicitor General railed against the plea deal that was about to lead to the dismissal of the case against her. read more
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s expecting “some announcements at the beginning of the year” about a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. read more
In 2020 Flint babies are still being bathed with bottled water, and kids are still experiencing outbreaks of rashes due to tap water.
Water in Flint won't be safe until all of the corroded lead pipes have been replaced and the medical community signs off on it. Until that happens, people are still lining up to get water wherever they can. #SaveFlintChallenge support us
Lizzybjammin @liz_ostrom The bastards poisoned our kids. This is a very real picture of a very real 4 yr old Flint water child I'm raising.
9:37 AM - 9 Jan 2020
Margarita @3MC223 This is my Grandson. He just turned 4, and he lives in #Flint. He has never known what it is like to drink water out of a tap, or brush his teeth and uses bottled water only. I care, and I'm pissed that people have forgotten about the people of Flint, Michigan. #FlintWaterCrisis
3:07 PM - 22 Dec 2019
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