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Seven additional people in Washtenaw County have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Washtenaw County Health Department released a statement noting “community spread is likely” as seven additional people have tested positive for COVID-19.

A cook in the dining hall of East Quad Residence Hall at the University of Michigan has tested positive for COVID-19.

A cook in the dining hall of East Quad Residence Hall at the University of Michigan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to an email sent by Alasia Tardy, East Quad MDining assistant manager, to employees of East Quad’s Blue Café.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the first death due to the novel coronavirus in an update on the state’s response to the virus Wednesday afternoon.

SACUA Vice Chair Colleen Conway provides updates regarding University affairs during last week's meeting.

The Senate Assembly elected three faculty members to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on March 16 and 17 via electronic voting. 

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This story has been updated to include new information from the University Housing Team.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer to order all Michigan bars and restaurants to shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on Monday morning closing all Michigan restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 3 p.m.

All Washtenaw County buildings and non-essential operations will close through April 5 and will reopen on April 6 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

All Washtenaw County buildings and non-essential operations will close through April 5 and will reopen on April 6 to limit the spread of COVID-19, Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced on Sunday.

The University of Michigan Spring 2020 Commencement is cancelled due to COVID-19.

In an email sent to students on Friday, University President Mark Schlissel encouraged all students to leave campus and return home, while announcing the Spring Commencement has been canceled.

In addition, the email announced that all final exams will be taken remotely, though campus will remain open for those who choose to stay.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses community mitigation strategies to slow the transmission of COVID-19 in Michigan at a press conference on Wednesday.

Editor’s note: More cases of COVID-19 are being diagnosed daily.