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Michigan Seeks Approval to Streamline Medicaid

(April 1, 2020 7:20 PM) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is…

Stained Glass Craft Project For Your Quarantined Family

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding COVID-19 Emergency Declaration and Declaring State of Disaster

(April 1, 2020 4:57 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-33, which recognizes…

Second Patient Passes from COVID-19 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

(April 1, 2020 4:33 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health has reported their hospital’s second patient…

Nearly 100 Small Businesses Awarded Dream Maker Funds So Far

The Blue Moon Restaurant, 1129 Page Ave., was recently awarded $3,000 from the Dream Maker…

Michigan Reports 1,719 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 9,334; Jackson County Total is 56

(April 1, 2020 3:58 PM)  Michigan reported 1,719 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Response to COVID-19

State of Michigan Considering Jackson College for Field Hospital

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for April 1, 2020

(April 1, 2020 2:10 PM) Physicians treating patients with COVID-19 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health…

2nd COVID-19 Death Reported in Jackson County; 56 Positive Cases

(April 1, 2020 12:03 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Michigan Medicine: Aggressive Social Distancing Will Dramatically Reduce the Peak Number of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

(April 1, 2020 11:27 AM) Forecasting models from Michigan Medicine clinicians show aggressive social distancing…

Library Adds Online Resources, Extends Due Dates

(April 1, 2020 10:33 AM) The Jackson District Library has added new online resources and…

Zoe Lyons on Jackson MDHHS COVID-19 Response

Unemployment Website Back Online After Crashing Tuesday

(April 1, 2020 7:54 AM) Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA )continues to see a historical…

Rent Due April 1? Here’s What to Know

(March 31, 2020 10:55 PM) April 1 is rent due day for many apartment residents. …

MDE To Request Federal Waiver for Child Nutrition Programs

JTV Photo (March 31, 2020 7:14 PM) The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today…

AG Nessel: JoAnn Fabrics Not Essential

(March 31, 2020 4:28 PM) The Michigan Department of Attorney General has denied a request…

Jackson County Firefighters’ Response to COVID-19

Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers Response to COVID-19

Immune Building Supplements Available at Walt’s Health Foods

State of Michigan Accepting Monetary Donations to Assist in COVID-19 Response

(March 31, 2020 3:24 PM) As Michiganders face challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Michigan Reports 1,117 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 7,616; Jackson County Total is 51

(March 31, 2020 3:14 PM)  Michigan reported 1,117 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Jackson County Daily Report: 51 Positive COVID-19 Cases

(March 31, 2020 12:23 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Michigan Talent: 2,000 Michigan Companies Hiring Now

(March 31, 2020 11:36 AM) Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies…

Treasury Warns Taxpayers and Tax Preparers About Stimulus Scams

(March 31, 2020 10:40 AM) Michigan’s taxpayers and tax preparers should be extra vigilant for…

LifeWays CEO on Mental Health; Coping Strategies

Coronavirus Rolling Blog

This post will be continually updated 24/7. Items no longer relevant have been deleted.  Brief…

Michigan National Guard Authorized for Humanitarian Missions

(March 30, 2020 4:52 PM) Today, President Trump authorized the use of National Guard members…

Gov. Whitmer Restricts Non-essential Veterinary Procedures

(March 30, 2020 4:45 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-32, which places…

Shirkey ‘Challenge’ Creates Necessary Product for Orbitform

Orbitform Medical mask sanitizer prototype.  Courtesy photo. By Jeff Steers JTV News (March 30, 2020…

Michigan Reports 1,012 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 6,498; Jackson County Total is 38

(March 30, 2020 4:23 PM)  Michigan reported 1,012 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

“ERA Reardon Cares” Helps Area Essential Workers

ERA Reardon Realtor Meredythe Hill-VanDusen helps deliver meals from 308 Brass Rail Bar and Grill…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health COVID-19 Update for March 30

(March 30, 2020 2:08 PM) As Detroit and parts of southeast Michigan continue to experience…

Jackson County Daily Report for March 30: 38 Positive COVID-19 Cases

(March 30, 2020 12:52 PM) The Jackson County Health Department released the COVID-19 positive numbers…

Governor Orders State Hiring Freeze, Limits Discretionary Spending

(March 30, 2020 11:42 AM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Directive 2020-3, temporarily restricting…

Governor Gretchen Whitmer 3-30-20 Press Briefing

Salvation Army Restricts Hours, Appeals for Pantry Donations

(March 30, 2020 10:45 AM) The Salvation Army of Jackson County announced new restricted hours…

Michigan National Guard to Staff Food Banks in 4 Michigan Communities

(March 30, 2020 10:34 AM) The Michigan National Guard has received a request to aid…

JCHD Health Officer Rashmi Travis on New Daily Numbers Report

Dr. Pamela Hackert on Social Distancing; Stopping Spread

Governor Announces New Programs to Increase and Expand Unemployment Benefits

(March 30, 2020 8:44 AM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced new programs for workers affected…

Jackson County March 29 Daily Report: 28 Positive Cases

(UPDATED March 29, 2020 3:45 PM) The Jackson County Health Department has begun to release…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Scope of Practice Laws, Allowing Qualified Physician Assistants, Nurses to Treat COVID-19 patients

(March 29, 2020 9:21 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-30, which relaxes…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Jail, Juvenile Detention Center Populations

(March 29, 2020 8:06 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-29, which protects…

Michigan Reports 836 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 5,486; Jackson County Total is 24

(March 29, 2020 3:14 PM)  Michigan reported 836 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Jackson College Prepares Space for Potential Field Hospital; Opens Housing to Health Care Workers

(March 29, 2020 2:07 PM) Jackson College is working with Henry Ford Allegiance Health as…

Gov. Whitmer Orders Water Reconnections Statewide, Establishes Fund to Help Communities Comply

(March 28, 2020 9:35 PM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took steps today to ensure at-risk households have…

First Patient Passes from COVID-19 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

(March 28, 2020 6:19 PM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health has reported their hospital’s first patient…

Local Companies Supplying Henry Ford Allegiance Health as Hospital Appeals for Donations

Personal Protective Equipment normally used in compressor manufacturing is displayed in the Safety Training Room…

Michigan Reports 993 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 4,650; Jackson County Total is 20

(March 28, 2020 3:08 PM)  Michigan reported 993 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Michigan Launches COVID-19 Volunteer Website

As Michigan’s healthcare system faces tremendous strains due to the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen…

HFAH COVID-19 Update for Saturday, March 28

(March 28, 2020 12:13 PM) Jackson College is partnering with Henry Ford Allegiance Health to…

Loan and Grant Program Details Released for Jackson County Small Businesses

(March 28, 2020 11:19 AM) The Enterprise Group of Jackson announced this morning applications will…

President Trump Approves Governor Whitmer’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration

(March 28, 2020 11:04 AM) Last night, President Trump approved Governor Whitmer’s request for a…

American 1 Credit Union Deferring Loan Payments for 3 Months

(March 28, 2020 11:00 AM) American 1 Credit Union has announced that members of the…

Henry Ford Health System Prepares for Surge

(March 28, 2020 10:19 AM) In anticipation of an expected surge of COVID-19 patients, Henry…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Pushing State and City Income Tax Filing Deadline to July

(March 27, 2020 5:38 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, which pushes…

Walberg Votes Yes; CARES Bill Passes House

(March 27, 2020 4:29 PM) Congress gave final approval today on the record $2.2 trillion…

Application Process to Begin for Michigan Small Business Relief Program Funding

(March 27, 2020 4:19 PM) Michigan’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus can soon apply…

Dave DeBaker’s Binge-Watching Suggestions

Ric Walton Returns

Vista Grande Villa’s Coronavirus Response

Matt Curfman on Financial Markets and Retirement Impact

Representative Alexander Offers COVID-19 State Resources

Michigan Reports 801 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 3,657

(March 27, 2020 3:17 PM)  Michigan reported 801 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

No New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County Today

As of 12 p.m. on Friday, March 27, there are 16 positive cases of COVID-19…

Whitmer on WWJ Radio: Schools Reopening “Very Unlikely”

(March 27, 2020 12:11 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer said this morning that it is “very…

State Outlines Protections and Assistance for Energy Utility Customers

(March 27, 2020 11:46 AM) The State of Michigan is working with utility companies to…

JATA Adjusts Procedures; Bus Service Only for Essential Services

(March 27, 2020 11:28 AM) Jackson Area Transportation Authority CEO Michael Brown announce adjustments in…

Dr. Austin Brown on Emergency Prescription Refills, COVID-19 Response

Dr Donna O’Neill, MD Interview

HFAH Opens Respiratory Clinic at Townsend Medical Center

(March 27, 2020 9:19 AM) Henry Ford Allegiance Health has set up a Respiratory Clinic…

AG Consumer Alert: Beware of Stimulus-Related Scams

(March 26, 2020 10:12 PM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued an urgent consumer…

CP Federal to Advance Due Dates to June for Member & Business Loans

(March 26,2020 9:12 PM) CP Federal Credit Union has announced members who have a loan…

Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Officers Return to Duty; COVID-19 Exposure was Negative

UPDATE (March 26, 2020 6:15 PM) Updated to include new number from Sheriff Department.  Undersheriff…

AG Nessel to Michiganders: Know Your Employment Rights

(March 26, 2020 5:25 PM) The Michigan Department of Attorney General has established a Know…

Polly’s Country Market Update

Red Cross Executive Director: Urgent Need for Blood Donations and Blood Drive Locations

Dr. Alan Lazzara: Emergency Room Gears up for COVID-19 Influx

Michigan Reports 564 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 2,856

(March 26, 2020 3:08 PM)  Michigan reported 564 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

HFAH: 16 Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County

(March 25, 2020 2:12 PM) As of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, there are…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s 3-26-20 Press Briefing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer 3-26-20 Press Briefing

MI Agriculture Director: Food and Agriculture Production and Distribution Must Continue

(March 26, 2020 11:06 AM) Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell…

Dr. Hackert on Possible Exposure Sites with Clarification

UPDATED: Potential COVID-19 Large Event Exposures in Jackson County

(UPDATED March 26, 2020 10:07 AM)  The Jackson County Health Department has revised the name…

Governor to Request Disaster Declaration from Federal Government

Updated to include Governor's letter and request (UPDATED March 26, 2020 3:13 PM) Today, Governor…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Easing Restrictions on Pharmacists, Increasing Access to Prescriptions

(March 25, 2020 9:51 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-25, which will…

Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Expansions in Unemployment Eligibility and Cost-Sharing

(March 25, 2020 8:53 PM)  Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-24, clarifying how…

Gov. Whitmer to Give Update on State’s Response to COVID-19 Thursday Morning

(March 25, 2020 7:07 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human…

Jackson Crossing Mall Temporarily Closes due to Governor’s Executive Order

(March 25, 2020 6:01 PM) Jackson Crossing Mall has temporarily closed in accordance to Governor…

Grocers Stop Accepting Bottle Returns

(March 25, 2020 5:36 PM) The Michigan Retailers Association and several industry trade groups are…

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities

(March 25, 2020 5:16 PM) USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions…

AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Order Violations

(March 25, 2020 3:30 PM) After her Consumer Protection intake lines were flooded with phone…

City of Jackson and Summit Township Fire Departments Join Forces to Fight COVID-19

(March 25, 2020 3:18 PM) Local firefighters are now fighting a different common enemy: Coronavirus.…

Michigan Reports 507 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 2,295

(March 25, 2020 3:09 PM)  Michigan reported 507 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Reports 12 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County

(March 25, 2020 1:12 PM) As of 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, there are…

Education Department Seeks Federal Waiver for Child Nutrition Programs

(March 25, 2020 11:51 AM) The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today it will…

Governor Extends Deadline to Complete March 10 Primary Canvass

(March 25, 2020 11:14 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-22, which extends…

Michigan Realtors® Receives Clarification from Governor’s Office

(March 25, 2020 10:25 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office notified Michigan Realtors®, the state trade…

UIA: Update on Unemployment System; Tips to Get Help as Soon as Possible

(March 25,2020 8:43 AM) The State of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) today provided updated…

3 Patients and 3 Staff Staff Test Positive at State Psychiatric Hospitals

(March 25, 2020 8:30 AM) The Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services (MDHHS)  announced…

All University of Michigan Classes Online Through Summer

(March 25, 2020 7:05 AM) University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced that that all…

AG: Compliance Calls Should go to Local Law Enforcement

(March 25, 2020 6:32 AM) The Attorney General’s office is reporting the AG’s Consumer Protection…

Michigan Adopt-A-Highway Pickups Canceled Through May

(March 24, 2020 9:18 PM) In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department…

AG Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Businesses for Selling Phony COVID-19 Protection Patch

(March 24, 2020 7:51 PM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today sent a cease and…

City Responds to Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order

(March 24, 2020 5:20 PM) The City of Jackson is informing residents the City continues…

HFAH: 6 Confirmed Positive Cases in Jackson County; 2 Hospitalized

Updated to include additional information on the 6 confirmed cases. (UPDATED March 24, 2020 4:45…

Michigan Reports 463 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 1,791

(March 24, 2020 3:49 PM)  Michigan reported 463 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

HFAH Press Briefing, Tuesday March 24th

State Issues Emergency Order to Labs to Speed Testing Results

(March 24, 2020 3:24 PM) To maximize Coronavirus COVID-19) sampling and testing capacity and ensure…

LifeWays Moves to More Restricted Services Array

(March 24, 2020 10:42 AM) Given Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order, LifeWays…

The Salvation Army of Jackson County – Current COVID19 Pandemic Policy

March 23, 2020-JACKSON, MI For over 134 years, The Salvation Army of Jackson County has…

Jackson College Blood Drive Remains On for Wednesday

(March 24, 2020 10:21 AM) You can help your community meet a vital need. Jackson…

JC President Phelan on College Response; Next Steps

Michigan Resources for Employees and Employers

(March 24, 2020 8:23 AM) Governor Whitmer, in an effort to protect all Michiganders, yesterday…

DNR: What the Executive Order Means for Outdoor Recreation

(March 24, 2020 7:05 AM) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that, in response…

Statewide Emergency Alert Issued for Stay Home Order

(March 23, 2020 9:35 PM) The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) tonight issued an emergency…

Secretary of State to Mail Absentee Ballot Applications to All May 5 Voters

(March 23, 2020 9:03 PM) Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today that absent voter…

Secretary of State Offices to Close

(March 23, 2020 8:55 PM) Starting tomorrow, all 131 Michigan Secretary of State branch offices…

Nessel Assigns Special Agents to Price-gouging Investigations

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has assigned a team of special agents to assist her…

Jackson City Council Extends State of Emergency

Updated to include video link (UPDATED March 23, 2020 5:45 PM) The Jackson City Council…

Complete List of All Jackson County Schools Meal Programs During Shutdown

(Updated March 23, 2020 5:18 PM) Update:  Jackson Public Schools will be providing food service…

Patti Poppe Comments on Donation

Jackson City Council Special Meeting, March 23rd 2020

Gov. Whitmer Announces Stay-At-Home Order

Food, Faith, Resources with Wendy Wight

Mayor Responds to Executive Order

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Announces 5 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County

(March 23, 2020 3:36 PM) As of 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, there are…

Michigan Reports 293 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 1,328

(March 23, 2020 2:29 PM)  Michigan reported 293 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today,  with…

HFAH Accepting Donations for New and Unused Medical Supplies

(March 23, 2020 12:01 PM) Henry Ford Health System is now accepting new and unused…

Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

(March 23, 2020 10:58AM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive…

City of Jackson Closes All Playgrounds

(March 23, 2020 10:22 AM)  The City of Jackson’s Parks and Recreation Department is closing…

HFAH & JCHD’s Dr. Pamela Hackert on Latest Developments

Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe Donates $1 Million to Support Jackson Small Business

(March 23, 2020 7:06 AM) Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe and her husband…

“Great American Takeout” Launched to Support Restaurants

(March 22, 2020 8:45 PM) A group of restaurants from around the country is backing…

Nearly 110,000 File for Michigan Unemployment Benefits in Past Week

(March 22, 2020 4:14 PM) 108,710 unemployment claims were filed in Michigan between last Monday…

Michigan Reports 249 Coronavirus Cases Today, State Total Now 1,035

(March 22, 2020 2:07 PM)  Michigan reported 249 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, pushing…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Sunday Morning Update

(March 22, 2020 10:33 AM) As of 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, there is…

Governor Whitmer Renews Her Call for Special Enrollment Period Under Affordable Care Act

(March 22, 2020 10:17 AM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer this morning called on the Trump Administration…

Queens to Livestream Sunday Mass

Updated to include St. John Livestream Schedule (Updated March 22, 2020  9:13 AM) Fr. Tim…

Sunday Hours for Consumer Protection Hotline Canceled

(March 21, 2020 6:25 PM) The Michigan Department of Attorney General is canceling the Consumer…

Michigan Reports 238 Coronavirus Cases today, State Total Now 787

(March 21, 2020 3:56 PM) Michigan reported 238 coronavirus (COVID-19) positive test cases today, pushing…

AG Nessel Issues Alert on Phishing Scams

(March 21, 2020 3:39 PM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an alert for consumers…

Consumers Protection Hotline Hours Extended; Legislators Help Answer Phones

(March 21, 2020 12:30 PM) Michigan Legislators will join Attorney General Dana Nessel this weekend…

Secretary of State Offices Return to Regular Schedule; Critical Services Only and Appointments

(March 21, 12:10 PM) Beginning Monday, March 23, all 131 Michigan Secretary of State branch…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Saturday Morning Update

(March 21, 2020 9:30 AM)  As of 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, there is…

American 1 Credit Union Reduces Hours

(March 22, 2020 8:04 AM) In an email message sent yesterday afternoon to members of…

AG Nessel: Scams and Price Gouging Complaints Exceed 800

(UPDATED March 20, 2020 9:50 PM)  Updated to include extended hours this weekend.  The phone…

Governor Overrules Education Department on Lost Classroom Time

(March 20, 2020 9:43 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement regarding instructional…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Evictions

(March 20, 2020 7:12 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-19, which allows…

CP Federal Credit Union Adjusts Hours Effective Monday

(March 20, 2020 6:39 PM) CP Federal Credit Union is adjusting service hours and only…

Indian Trails to Suspend All Daily, Scheduled Bus Routes

(March 20, 2020 5:27 PM) Effective Saturday, March 21, Indian Trails, Inc., is suspending all…

Whitmer Addresses Rumors: “I am Not Calling for Martial Law”

(March 20, 2020 5:19 PM) In a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer addressed…

Tim Walberg on Federal Response

HFAH Daily Press Briefing

Effect on Air Transportation with Prospect Airport Services COO Jim Wajda

Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Restrictions on Non-Essential Medical and Dental Procedures

 (March 20, 2020 4:48 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-17, which imposes…

Bontrager on Northwest Schools Response to Crisis

Hanover-Horton Schools Staying Connected to Students

Unemployment Insurance Agency to Hold Webinars for Employers

(March 20, 2020 3:50 PM) The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will be hosting several hour-long…

City Council Sets Special Meeting for Monday Afternoon

(March 20, 2020 3:33 PM) A special meeting of the Jackson City Council has been…

Cascades Cycling Club COVID-19 Update

Fellow Cascaders,  Yesterday I was talking with club member Bob Conner and both of us shared…

Michigan Announces Today’s Confirmed Case Count is 225; Detroit Reports 2 Deaths

(March 20, 2020 2:45 PM) The count of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases reported by the…

Community Action Agency COVID-19 Update

In alignment with the State of Emergency to contain COVID-19, Community Action Agency facilities in…

Treasury: Michiganders Unemployed Due to COVID-19 Eligible for Collections Assistance

Individuals Encouraged to Contact Treasury for Immediate Assistance (March 20, 2020 11:49 AM) With the…

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Donna O’ Neill on Containment and Spread of COVID -19

JC to Host Blood Drive; Severe Blood Shortage, Donors Urgently Needed

Jackson College to Host Blood Drive Next Week (March 20, 2020 10:35 AM) Right now,…

Whitmer Asks Trump Administration for Funding to Pay for National Guard

(March 20, 2020 7:55 AM)  Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to President Trump requesting…

Meijer, Polly’s Adjust Hours; Add Seniors Only Hours

Meijer announced today it is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow…

AG Nessel: Scammers Are Spoofing Health Department Phone Numbers Seeking Medicaid/Medicare Information

Incoming Calls Impact Local Response to COVID-19 (March 19, 2020 5:23 PM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is…

United Way, Jackson Community Foundation Launches COVID-19 Response Fund

Center for Family Health Continues Service Including Emergency Dental and Pharmacy

Governor Whitmer Announces SBA Loans Now Available for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request…

Michigan Announces Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the State Increase to 334

UPDATED (March 19, 2020 6:33 PM) The count of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases reported…

The Salvation Army of Jackson County – COVID19 Pandemic Policy

(March 19, 2020 10:50am) For over 134 years, The Salvation Army of Jackson County has…

Dan Machnik & Mike England, Willis & Machnik

Stephanie Kristovic, Lumen Christi Principal

Consumers Energy Foundation Announces $500,000 Grant Supporting Most Vulnerable Affected by COVID-19

(March 19, 2020 9:21 AM) The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting two statewide organizations with…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Expanding Capacity for Disaster Relief Child Care Services for Essential Workforce

(March 18, 2020 10:04 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-16 to expand…

Governor Whitmer Extends Tax Foreclosure Deadline

(March 18, 2020 7:55 PM) Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-14, extending the…

Governor Calls on National Guard to Assist with Supplies, Delivery

(March 18, 2020 6:44 PM) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today the call up of the…

Amtrak Reduces Service from Jackson to Chicago

(March 18, 2020 6:29 PM) Some Amtrak Midwest modifications due to reduced travel demand, are…

Attorney General Nessel Takes Action Against Alleged Price Gougers

(March 18, 2020 5:30 PM) Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel took her first action today…

Conductor Laureate Stephen Osmond’s Return Delayed

Consumers Energy’s COVID-19 Plans For Employees, Customers

Beaumont Hospital Reports First Michigan COVID-19 Death

(Marcy 18, 2020 2:54 PM) A Beaumont Health patient, a male in his 50’s who…

Big 3 Automakers to Suspend Production

(UPDATED March 18, 2020 10:19 PM) Today, General Motors Co. confirmed it will begin a…

Michigan Reports 15 Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19 Today

(March 18, 2020 2:16 PM) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced…

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Postponing Non-Essential Procedures, Closing Selected Sites, Preparing for COVID-19 Demand

(March 18, 2020 12:06 PM) All Henry Ford Health System sites, including Henry Ford Allegiance…

Jackson County Health Department Suspends Services to Focus on COVID-19

(March 18, 2020 11:41 AM) Effective immediately, the Jackson County Health Department and Human Services…

Unemployment Insurance Agency Closing Lobbies

Will Remain Open for Appointments (March 18, 2020  11:21 AM) The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)…

Michigan Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Some Tax Assistance

Penalties and Interest Waived for 30 days for Some Sales, Use and Withholding Tax Filers…

Local Business, High School Athletes Dealing with Change

Jackson Area Transportation Authority Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak

JTV.TV Adds Take Out Restaurant Section

Governor Whitmer Asks Feds for Economic Injury Disaster Declaration

Requests Statewide SBA Disaster Declaration to Unlock Access to Emergency Loans for Michigan Businesses (March…

Governor Signs Executive Order to Assist in Hospital Capacity Expansion

(March 17, 2020 6:21 PM) Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-13, to temporarily…

Jackson County Closes Several County Buildings; Services to Continue

(March 17, 2020 5:24 PM) Beginning March 18, 2020 until March 31, 2020, several Jackson…

Jackson County Probation Department Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19

(March 17, 2020 5:09 PM) On Tuesday, March 17, the Michigan Department of Corrections was…

Michigan Announces 12 Positive COVID-19 Cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today 12 positive cases of…

Jackson Police Department Closes Facilities to Public

(March 17, 2020 4:14 PM) In the ongoing response to COVID-19, the Jackson Police Department…

HFAH Emergency Physician Dr. Alan Lazzara on ER Preparations

Diocese of Lansing Cancels All Masses Through April 8

Includes Palm Sunday and Monday, Tuesday of Holy Week (March 17, 2020 3:45 PM)  Today…

UIA, Michigan Works! Urge Residents to Avoid Office and Use Online Resources

(March 17, 2020 2:37 PM) To mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, the Unemployment Insurance Agency and…

Todd Kennedy and Mark Bacon Interview at Polly’s Country Market Spring Arbor Rd

First Jackson County Presumptive Positive Case Not Being Treated at HFAH

(March 17, 2020 12:16PM) The first patient with a presumptive positive test result for COVID-19…

Jackson County Has First Presumptive Positive Case

Jackson County Health Department wants to encourage the community to continue to remain calm and…

Mayor Dobies Declares Local State of Emergency

(March 17, 2020 11:02 AM)  City of Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies today declared a local…

COVID-19 Drive-through Screening Center Sees 386 People in First Three Days

Henry Ford Allegiance Health and the MyCare Advice Line are experiencing a large volume of…

UPDATE: Polly’s, Meijer and Kroger Make Adjustments in Response to Coronavirus Emergency

Empty shelves in the paper goods and toilet paper aisle at the East Michigan Avenue…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Lifting Weight Restrictions on Roads 

March 16, 2020 9:18 PM Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-12, temporarily lifting weight…

LifeWays Suspends Non-Essential Services; Other Changes

(March 16, 2020 8:03 PM) Due to the continuing spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in…

Jackson College Postpones Commencement; All Events Thru May 8

(March 16, 2020 7:03PM) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and per guidelines from the Centers…

Governor Orders Temporary Prohibition on Large Assemblages and Events Over 50 People

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-11, to prohibit all events over 50 people…

Michigan Announces 1 New Positive Case Today; New Reporting Format Starts Tomorrow

As of tomorrow, March 17, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will…

Attorney General Expands Hotline as Price Gouging Complaints Surge

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today extended the hours of operation for her Consumer Protection…

CP Federal Announces Temporary Branch Closings and Hours; Drive Thru Remains Open

Drive Thru Service to Continue CP Federal Credit Union is modifying hours and lobby services…

Local Restaurants and State Food Industry Respond to Governor’s Executive Order Closing Restaurants and Bars

A takeout BBQ sandwich meal from Rocky Top Beer BBQ.  Chef-Owner Nick Green will offer…

Jackson City Hall to Close to Public, Council Meeting Cancelled

The City of Jackson is announcing further steps to stop the potential spread of coronavirus…

Grand River Brewery Offers Carry Out, Catering and Delivery

JPS Food Service Begins

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Donna O’Neill on Coronavirus Containment

Jackson YMCA to Close Through April 5

Jackson YMCA CEO Shawn Tello announced today the Jackson YMCA will close through April 5. …

Governor Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Workers

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-10 to temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits. This…

HFAH Drive Thru Screening Update

Henry Ford Allegiance Health is experiencing a sizable community response to the drive-through screening center…

Governor Whitmer Closes Theaters, Bars, Casinos; Limits Restaurants to Carry-out and Delivery Only

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-9, which temporarily closes theaters, bars, and casinos, and…

American 1 Credit Union to Close Some Lobbies

In a statement to members today, American 1 Credit Union announced that, effective immediately, the…

HFAH Begins Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Over the weekend, Henry Ford Allegiance Health began COVID-19 screening at a curbside screening station…

Michigan Announces 20 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced tonight, March 15,  20 positive…

State Encourages Communication Between Parents and Child Care Providers

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) encouraged parents tonight to contact their child care…

UPDATE: Firekeepers Closes All Operations

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is closing temporarily at 3 AM Monday.  A statement released by Firekeepers…

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Impose Enhanced Restrictions on Price Gouging

Today, Sunday March 15, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-8, which temporarily imposes enhanced restrictions on the…

Consumers Energy Suspends Shutoffs

In a company statement, Consumers Energy announces it will suspend shutoffs for non-pay for low-income…

Governor Whitmer Clarifies Restrictions on Entry into Care Facilities, Juvenile Justice Facilities

Today (Saturday, March 14) Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-7 clarifying the restrictions on…

Michigan Announces 8 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced tonight (Saturday) eight adults tested…

All Jackson District Library Locations are Now Closed to the Public

From the Jackson District Library:   "The health and safety of our patrons are a…

HFAH Offers Drive-thru Screening for those with Symptoms

In an effort to provide COVID-19 screening to community members in a way that follows…

Henry Ford Health System Begins Temporary Visitor Restrictions

From Henry Ford Health System: As you may be aware, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer has…

Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Restrictions on Entry into Care Facilities and Juvenile Justice Facilities

Governor also orders state public bodies to postpone public meetings if possible and facilitate remote…

Michigan Announces 9 Additional Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today nine adults tested presumptive…

MDHHS Announces Statewide Hotline to Address COVID-19 Health Questions

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today the launch of a…

Bishop Issues Advisory to Area Catholics on Mass Attendance

The following advisory was issued by Bishop Earl Boyea to the clergy and lay faithful…

Managing Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

When people feel uncertain, threatened, out of control, or unsafe their stress levels can rise.…

Emergency Closure Meals Sites for Jackson County School Age Children

During the mandated State of Michigan shut down, JPS will be providing breakfast and lunch…

Michigan Announces 4 Additional Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today four adults tested presumptive…

Secretary of State Branch Operations to Switch to “Appointment Only” for 3 Weeks

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced at a press conference today that all 131 Michigan…

Jackson County Health Department and Henry Ford Allegiance Health Coordinate Response to COVID-19

The Jackson County Health Department and Henry Ford Allegiance Health are partnering to ensure Jackson…

Superintendents Respond to Governor’s Orders; Plans for Students Well-Being

HFAH Midway through Emergency Department Renovation

Senator Shirkey with State of Michigan Emergency Response

Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Prohibition on Large Assemblages and Events

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-5 to cancel all events over 250 people…

MDOC Halts All Visits at State Prisons

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will cease in-person visiting of prisoners effective immediately for…

Governor Orders All K-12 Schools in Michigan to Close Starting Monday, March 16

Tonight, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus…

Michigan Announces 10 Additional Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the health departments in Ingham,…

HFAH Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Vivek Kak on Prevention and Precautions

MHSAA Suspends Winter Tournaments Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Postseason events sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association have been suspended immediately and…

MHSAA Cancels All Winter Tournaments Effective Immediately

  The MHSAA has suspended all Michigan high school winter sports tournaments effective immediately. Postseason…

Community Preparedness Measures on Coronavirus Outbreak

Jackson area health and emergency preparedness officials are working to protect the community as the…

Jackson County Health Department on Coronavirus Emergency

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