“We are in a new normal,”  City Health Advisor Lawrence Reynolds asserts
Mar30

“We are in a new normal,” City Health Advisor Lawrence Reynolds asserts

By Tom Travis “We are in a new normal,” the City of Flint’s newly-appointed Health Advisor to the Mayor, Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, asserted in a wide-ranging phone interview Sunday. As numbers on the coronavirus pandemic skyrocket, both nationally and in the state and Genesee County,  “All the assumptions under which we operated in the past should be tested, questioned or thrown out the window and...

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National Guard coming to Flint Monday for coronavirus/ Food Bank assistance
Mar29

National Guard coming to Flint Monday for coronavirus/ Food Bank assistance

Approximately 10 members of the Michigan National Guard are expected to arrive  in Flint Monday to assist with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan as the community responds to the coronavirus crisis, Mayor Sheldon Neeley’s office announced Sunday. The crew will help distribute food and other “critical resources” to the community and help sustain the workload for agencies serving those in need. “The National Guard...

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Village Life:  one day of coronavirus means milk and bread, MiracleGro, Jesus and a cello
Mar28

Village Life: one day of coronavirus means milk and bread, MiracleGro, Jesus and a cello

By Jan Worth-Nelson Not surprisingly these days, I’d had a restless night’s sleep.  Sometime in the darkest time before dawn, my mind started obsessing on two things:  bread and milk. Bread and milk, bread and milk.  We have to get some bread and milk, my mind said, badgering me repeatedly, an urgency just shy of panicked.  We can’t run out of bread and milk. I’ve got a really great comforter my niece sent us last year — a faux...

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Ride to Wellness suspends operations after driver tests positive for COVID-19
Mar26

Ride to Wellness suspends operations after driver tests positive for COVID-19

By Madeleine Graham Ride to Wellness in Flint is suspending operations immediately for two weeks, due to a driver testing positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus, according to Ed Benning, CEO of the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA).  Ride to Wellness is part of the MTA’s suite of services. Benning said two additional employees are awaiting results for COVID-19, and were displaying symptoms as of March 27, according to Benning....

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Flint City Council, after a “social distance” livestream, will not meet again until May 10
Mar24

Flint City Council, after a “social distance” livestream, will not meet again until May 10

By Tom Travis The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to not meet again until the regularly scheduled city council meeting on May 10. All committee meetings and council meetings are cancelled until then. If there is an urgent need to meet, the council agreed to have an electronic meeting. With Governor Whitmer’s “stay in place” executive order less than 24 hours old, the city council met in Council Chambers. The...

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Text of Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus order:  stay home
Mar23

Text of Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus order: stay home

Here is the full text of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order issued today that takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. EXECUTIVE ORDER   NO. 2020-21   TEMPORARY REQUIREMENT TO SUSPEND ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN OR PROTECT LIFE   THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IS A RESPIRATORY DISEASE THAT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS ILLNESS OR DEATH. IT IS CAUSED BY A NEW STRAIN OF CORONAVIRUS NOT PREVIOUSLY...

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