Several Ann Arbor engineering teachers are aiding a campaign called Operation Face Shield Ann Arbor, using 3D printers to create face shields for medical professionals on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
728 Michigan Medicine employees have been tested for COVID-19 and 110 of those tests have come back positive as of Monday, according to a press release from Michigan Medicine.
“Importantly, please note these numbers don’t indicate how or where those who tested positive contracted the disease,” the release reads. “The numbers reflect just those who sought testing at Michigan Medicine or those hospitalized at Michigan Medicine.”
The Ann Arbor City Council met Monday evening via Zoom in a public livestream. Despite the meeting’s alternative format, the council kept its usual structure, including public comments via phone calls and speakers from various city government organizations, informing the public on issues such as zoning policy and the city budget.
For many students at the University of Michigan, summer is a time to gain experience in the real world through jobs and internships. However, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States and worldwide has continued to rise, many summer internships and jobs have been canceled, leaving some students scrambling to find other plans.
The recent coronavirus outbreak has sent the economy reeling, with fears of a looming recession and massive spikes in unemployment. The federal government has stepped in to provide relief for individuals and corporations through a series of economic stimulus packages over the past several weeks.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., hosted her weekly telephone town hall on Wednesday evening to talk about the coronavirus outbreak and answer questions from constituents. She spoke alongside health care professional Kimberly Wisdom, senior vice president of Community Health & Equity and chief wellness and diversity officer at Henry Ford Health System, and Jeff Donofrio, director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel virtually joined the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and responded to questions about how the University of Michigan is handling the ongoing spread of COVID-19 on Monday afternoon.
“The health system, as a whole, has been organizing for weeks now to deal with a predicted massive influx of COVID-19 patients,” Schlissel said.
The University of Michigan is mostly vacant now that the majority of students have gone home due to the push from University Housing to leave campus. Two weeks ago, local police were notified of an armed person in a home on the 400 block of North State Street in Ann Arbor. The situation was resolved as the suspect was taken into custody.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a hectic news cycle. For the latest University of Michigan and Ann Arbor news on coronavirus, check out the links to The Daily’s articles below.
And here is a link to two interactive COVID-19 data graphics. One tracks the current case and death count in Michigan by county. The other tracks the case and death count over time. Hover over the graphs for more information.