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Gov. Whitmer Teams Up with Detroit’s Professional Sports Teams

Michigan Business Network
April 4, 2020 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.  – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today teamed up with the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings, and Tigers to release a call to action video encouraging nurses and doctors to bring their skills to Michigan as a way to volunteer and help bolster the number of health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lt. Governor Gilchrist & former Lt. Governor Calley team up to announce coalition to support small businesses, improve access to federal loans

Michigan Business Network
April 3, 2020 1:00 PM

A Statewide effort to encourage Michigan businesses to apply for $349 billion SBA Paycheck Protection Program, starting today

LANSING, Mich. -- The Whitmer Administration announced today that businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was joined by former Lt. Governor, and current president of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Brian Calley and Bob Doyle, president and CEO of the Michigan Association of CPAs, in launching a new statewide website, MIpaycheckprotection.com, to provide businesses with key resources to assist with the PPP application and loan process and ensure the greatest amount of federal funding is able to be used by small businesses for economic relief efforts throughout the state.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Stay Home, Stay Safe When They or Their Close Contacts Are Sick

Michigan Business Network
April 3, 2020 12:00 PM

Governor’s order also declares the state’s policy that those who test positive for or show symptoms of COVID-19 should stay in their homes, with few exceptions

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, prohibiting all employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their close contacts tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of the disease. Executive Order 2020-36 also strengthens the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order by declaring that it is the public policy of the state that all Michiganders who test positive or show symptoms, or who live with someone who tests positive or shows symptoms, should not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.

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APRIL 3: MI Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Michigan Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans Peters Helped Secure in Coronavirus Relief Package

Self-Employed Michiganders & Independent Contractors can Start Applying April 10

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that starting on Friday, April 3rd, small businesses and non-profits across Michigan can begin applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to cover payroll costs and other essential expenses.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 3:00 PM

Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. District facilities may be used by public school employees and contractors for the purposes of facilitating learning at a distance while also practicing social distancing.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Clarifying Temporary Restrictions on Non-Essential Veterinary Procedures

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-34to clarify the temporary restrictions she placed on non-essential veterinary procedures as part of Executive Order 2020-32.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Michigan Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 7:00 AM

Peters Helped Secure in Coronavirus Relief Package Self-Employed Michiganders & Independent Contractors can Start Applying April 10

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that starting on Friday, April 3rd, small businesses and non-profits across Michigan can begin applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to cover payroll costs and other essential expenses. This comes after Peters worked in a bipartisan manner to increase funding for SBA 7(a) small business loans in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security (CARES) Act. Michiganders who are self-employed or identify as independent contractors can begin applying for these loans on April 10th.

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding COVID-19 Emergency Declaration and Declaring State of Disaster

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 6:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. -- Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-33, which recognizes the expanded scope of economic, educational, and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19, and equips the administration to address fully the devastation caused by virus. The order also formally declares a state of disaster.

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Peters Reiterates Call for Trump Administration to Re-Open Health Insurance Enrollment Window

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 7:00 PM

As Part of Coronavirus Response Senator Urges Administration to Immediately Expand Health Insurance to Prevent High Health Care Costs, Protect Public Health

DETROIT, MI – As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket in Michigan, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) reiterated his call for the Trump Administration to open a special enrollment period to allow people without health insurance to purchase a health care plan through the health insurance marketplaces. He again urged for the Administration to establish a special enrollment period following a news report that the Administration will not re-open enrollment. Last month, Peters urged the Administration in a letter to establish a special enrollment period in an effort to lower health care costs for Americans we confront this public health crisis.

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AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alert as Another Local Health Department Receives Reports of Scammers Seeking Medicaid, Medicare Information

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 6:00 AM

 

DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

 

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today warned Michiganders again to beware of scammers claiming to be from at least two local public health departments, calling residents to offer medication and at-home COVID-19 tests while asking for their Medicaid and Medicare numbers for billing purposes.  Incoming calls are jamming local health departments’ phone lines, delaying important responses  to COVID-19. 

Reports so far have been focused on the Ionia County Health Department and now the Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department. The Attorney General’s office reissued a consumer alert making residents aware of the situation earlier today.  

The Benzie Leelanau Public Health Department received multiple calls from residents in the 248 and 989 area codes asking about the calls.  The department is in the 231 area code. 

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