The University of Michigan’s North Campus experienced widespread electrical outages on Tuesday, with many residents losing power completely. The Division of Public Safety and Security tweeted that UM-ITS WiFi, PCs and printers were impacted. Some students on Central Campus also reported some WiFi outages.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told CNN Tuesday she anticipates the state’s votes will be tallied earlier than previously anticipated.
“What we’ve seen is such high efficiency and so little problems that I now think we'll clearly get results much sooner,” Benson told CNN reporter Miguel Marquez. “We anticipate a mix of both in-person voting results and absentee voting results will be part of the results, the first results, you hear out of Michigan.”
Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Maintain a social distance of six feet. These Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines have become part of most Americans’ day-to-day routine in the past six months.
University of Michigan and Washtenaw County officials have said they see Tuesday’s stay-in-place order for undergraduates as a way to get COVID-19 spread under control. Students are skeptical.
As the first football game and Halloween approach — both occasions that in normal times are synonymous with large parties — Washtenaw County issued a two-week stay-in-place order for undergraduate students. The order is effective immediately and lasts until at least Nov. 3 at 7 a.m.