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57 tested for coronavirus in Delta County

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ESCANABA — Delta County still had only one confirmed case of coronavirus as of Tuesday morning, according to Delta County officials. Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties said 57 specimens from Delta County had been submitted for coronavirus testing by 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday. One of ...

Cancellations

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Kewadin Casinos extends temporary closure Kewadin Casinos has been closely monitoring the recommendations of public health officials as it relates to coronavirus and has made the decision to extend the temporary closure of all five Kewadin Casinos in the Upper Peninsula, including ...

Bay de Noc Gobblers get donation

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Courtesy photo Gladstone Lions Club King Lion John Thomas, right, presents a check for $1,000 to Ken Buchholtz, president of the Bays de Noc Gobblers local Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The funds will be used for the Wheelin Sportsmen Outreach Program to help with the cost ...

Public Health encourages social distancing

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ESCANABA — During the current COVID-19 situation, Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties reminds individuals to do their part to help slow the spread of illness in the community. Remember to Stay Home and Stay Safe. When you do have to run essential errands, such as getting groceries ...

Pathways changes its schedule

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ESCANABA — Beginning Friday, April 3, Pathways Community Mental Health Authority (Pathways CMH) will be closing its offices located in Alger, Delta, Luce and Marquette counties on Fridays through April 30 for the health and safety of both the public and Pathways CMH employees. While the ...

State accepting monetary donations

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LANSING — As Michiganders face challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Michigan has launched the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiative to accept monetary donations to support critical services. Funds will be distributed through the State Emergency Operations Center ...

VA offers call-in veteran support group

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center has begun offering a daily call-in support group to all Veterans. The purpose of the call is to give veterans an opportunity to gain support and stay connected during this unprecedented time. You do not need to be enrolled in VA health ...

Local school districts distribute food to students

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School districts are finding ways to help provide meals to students while out of school. The Daily Press will publish a weekly list of schools providing pickup or delivery meals until no longer needed. — — — BARK RIVER-HARRIS — General meal pick up is Monday and Wednesday from 1 to ...

Group helps residents stay connected

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ESCANABA — With many local residents stuck in their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new Facebook group has been created with the goal of helping people in Delta County stay connected with one another. Delta County Administrator Emily DeSalvo, the creator of “Delta County’s ...

Delta virus case was airport employee

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ESCANABA — Delta County’s first positive COVID-19 case was an employee of the Delta County Airport, according the county officials. “On Sunday, March 29, Public Health Delta/Menominee Counties reported its first positive COVID-19 case in Delta County. The Delta County Airport has ...

Gladstone officials stress safe practices

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone City Commission urged residents to obey executive orders issued by the governor and practice social distancing. They made the comments Monday during the commission’s regular meeting at city hall. The meeting was streamed live on YouTube, and to adhere to ...

Governor sets programs to expand jobless benefits

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to ...

57 tested for coronavirus in Delta County

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ESCANABA — Delta County still had only one confirmed case of coronavirus as of Tuesday morning, according to Delta County officials. Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties said 57 specimens from Delta County had been submitted for coronavirus testing by 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday. One of ...

Vets can access VA care from home

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is providing care while keeping veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19). “Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures and out of concern for our veterans, we are honoring current social isolation and distancing guidelines,” said ...

Michigan Works! waives in-person registration

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LANSING — Over 108,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Michigan last week compared to a normal average of around 5,000 per week. Due to the public health emergency that Coronavirus has created, the in-person registration at Michigan Works! requirement is being waived at this ...

Cancellations

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Second Sunday Breakfast The Rapid River American Legion Post 301 Second Sunday Breakfast is cancelled until further notice. — — — If you have an update on the status of a future event, call the daily Press at 786-2021, ext. 151

Grocery stores adjust to changing times

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ESCANABA — As coronavirus continues to sweep the nation, representatives of local grocery stores spoke about how their businesses have been affected by the pandemic. At Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba, General Manager Rod Stende said things have been going well at his store for the most ...

Delta County has first COVID-19 case

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ESCANABA — Delta County’s first positive test for COVID-19 was announced by Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) Sunday afternoon. “They had one presumptive positive from a female in Delta County,” Delta County Administrator Emily DeSalvo said. DeSalvo said PHDM had ...

Official says businesses should screen employees

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ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM) has encouraged local businesses and organizations exempted under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order to start screening their employees for symptoms of COVID-19. As of March 25, Oakland County, ...

Public comment open on U.P. propane report

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LANSING (AP) — Public comment is open on draft recommendations on propane availability in Michiganís Upper Peninsula. The recommendations suggest actions Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the state Legislature and state agencies can take to better track and anticipate propane supply and distribution, ...