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ICYMI May 1: Updates on COVID-19 developments in Michigan

Posted at 5:48 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 05:48:29-04

Online news is such a fast-moving thing, we thought that maybe you would to find recent coronavirus stories in Michigan in one spot.

The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 41,379.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended her previous order to temporarily close public spaces such as theaters, bars and casinos, while also limiting restaurants to only carry-out and delivery orders.

Gov. Whitmer signed three new executive orders extending the states of emergency and disaster in Michigan, citing legislature from 1945 and 1976.

Delta Airlines announced Thursday they're requiring passengers to wear masks, so that would apply to anyone flying Delta out of Grand Rapids.

Western Michigan University announced pay cuts and layoffs Thursday after they lost $45 million already this fiscal year.

Ford officials say they will run assembly lines in the U.S. as soon as Michigan allows a return to work.

FOX 17 tells the story of one resident’s frustrations with filing for unemployment and how she is now turning to her state representative. (Ryan Cummings)

The City of Zeeland temporarily set aside their tag line 'Feel the Zeel' to make room for their new motto, 'Heal the Zeel.'

West Michigan shoppers are looking outside big retailers as possible meat shortage develops. (Annie Szatkowki)

FOX 17 covered another protest at the state capitol Thursday morning. (Michael Martin)

Mercy Health urges the public not to be afraid to go to the hospital. (Julie Dunmire)

The City of Battle Creek is furloughing 95 employees due to "budget gaps" tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

One Jenison mom and her daughter are helping patients in hospitals and long-term healthcare facilities feel connected.

County COVID-19 Dashboards:

While all counties provide local COVID-19 related information, counties not listed are do not have daily updates online.