As communities across the state work to slow the spread of COVID-19, health departments in some of western Michigan’s largest counties say local schools can make their own COVID-19 quarantine policies.
Students in Michigan have been able to receive free meals as part of the USDA’s national school breakfast and lunch programs. The most recent data from the USDA shows 778,259 students received free meals last year compared to 810,124 in 2019.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared May 4, as International Firefighters’ Day. The day is to recognize the sacrifices that firefighters across the state make to keep communities safe. The state says Michigan has over 30,000 firefighters and over 1,000 departments.