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NEWS RELEASE : Pure Michigan Invites Fans to Experience the State Virtually

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2020 10:00 AM

#VirtualPureMichigan provides inspiration, while encouraging action to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 through social distancing

LANSING, MICH. Pure Michigan is going virtual. From live cams featuring beautiful beaches to virtual tours of unique exhibits, Pure Michigan is helping bring the state’s educational, outdoor and cultural experiences to life at home through its new #VirtualPureMichigan campaign. New virtual experiences will be posted regularly across Pure Michigan’s FacebookInstagram and Twitter channels in the coming weeks as people are being encouraged to Stay Home and Stay Safe to combat the continued spread of COVID-19.

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Local Startup Wimage Partners with Kent District Library to Launch a new Interactive Program amid School Closures

Michigan Business Network
March 26, 2020 1:00 PM

Wimage or Words to Images created a program to engage with early learners online

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Wednesday, March 25) – Wimage or “Words to Images” a local early education and creative company has experienced an immediate impact from school closures due to social distancing and now the shelter-in-place mandate. As students adjust to school from home, Wimage has taken steps to still empower young learners from the comfort of their couch rather than classroom.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Allowing Employment, Other Administrative Hearings by Video Conference

Michigan Business Network
March 26, 2020 8:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-23which temporarily allows the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Unemployment Insurance Agency, and other administrative hearings to be held by video conference or phone in place of in-person hearings. The order also temporarily allows e-signatures in place of written signatures on related documents.  

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Deadline to Complete Canvass of March 10 Primary

Michigan Business Network
March 25, 2020 4:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-22, which extends the deadline to complete the canvass of the March 10 primary to April 24.

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Governor Whitmer Calls on Michiganders, Businesses to Donate Essential Medical Supplies, Personal Protective Equipment to Hospitals

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2020 5:00 PM

 

 LANSING, Mich. — With many hospitals throughout Michigan facing potential shortages of face masks and other essential medical supplies and personal protective equipmentGovernor Gretchen Whitmer called upon Michiganders and businesses to donate items needed most by hospitals and medical providers 

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Good News! Still Time to Apply for LAFCU’s $5K in College Scholarships

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2020 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Application deadline March 31; winners selected based on 1-page essay

LANSING, Mich. — There’s still time for Michigan high school seniors to apply for one of two $2,500 college scholarships awarded via the unique 2020 LAFCU Write to Educate Essay Contest. The entry deadline is March 31.

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Whitmer Administration: School Food Service Considered Critical Infrastructure, Should Continue

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2020 6:00 AM

 

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office issued the following statement today from Press Secretary Tiffany Brown on the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order:

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News: Lansing Community College moving most courses online

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2020 5:00 PM

Lansing Community College moving most courses online

 

LANSING, Mich. - Due to the growing and uncertain spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak LCC is extending spring break for students through Tuesday, March 17. Faculty and staff should report as scheduled.

When the college resumes Wednesday, March 18, all classes that do not require hands-on learning as an essential component of instruction will be taught online through the end of the spring semester Monday, May 11.

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Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Prohibition on Large Assemblages

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2020 12:41 PM

Governor orders that events and shared-space assemblages over 250 people be canceled or postponed 

 

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-5 to cancel all events over 250 people and all assemblages in shared spaces over 250 people beginning on Friday, March 13 at 5:00pm and ending on Sunday, April 5 at 5:00pm. The governor’s executive order also closes all K-12 school buildings to students from Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. Child care facilities will remain open during this time, whether they are attached to schools or free standing. 

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Governor Whitmer Announces Statewide Closure of All K-12 School Buildings

Michigan Business Network
March 13, 2020 11:00 AM

School building closures will last Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5 

 

LANSING, Mich. -- Late Thursday March 12th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.

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