How to avoid a coronavirus pandemic at your home and workplace
Posted On July 6, 2021
A coronaviral outbreak in Michigan has forced many people to lock their doors and barricade their workplaces, a leading hospital says.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday that Michigan has recorded over 1,100 cases of the highly contagious coronaviruses, which have caused a resurgence in coronavirence cases in the U.S. The virus has been linked to outbreaks of other coronavirs including West Nile, Diphtheria and Hepatitis B. The latest case was found Monday in a home in the small town of Saginaw, Mich.
The coronavide epidemic has hit the U of M in the past week, with more than 2,000 confirmed cases and nearly 5,000 people being hospitalized.
The state health department said it will soon announce a statewide coronavides strategy.
Rick Snyder said he will sign an emergency declaration Monday to take emergency steps in response to the state’s latest coronavoid outbreak, which has affected more than 4,000 residents.
He said the declaration will give emergency authorities more time to plan and respond.
Snyder said the state has a “very active” surveillance system and will deploy an additional 15,000 state workers to assist with the coronavids response.
In Michigan, the outbreak has caused significant disruption to the daily lives of residents and businesses.
The state is trying to contain the spread of coronavacides by installing “scores” of public health workers and medical personnel to help detect and prevent the spread, according to Snyder.
The government is also trying to limit the number of cases to under 5,500, he said.
The outbreak has forced emergency workers and residents to lock doors and shut down offices, with the city of Sault Ste.
Marie announcing Monday that it is closing its doors for the time being.
The city’s emergency management director, James Lefkowitz, said the closures are necessary because “this outbreak is rapidly spreading to other parts of Michigan.”
The city of Detroit also announced that its emergency operations center will close, after the city’s health department declared a state of emergency.
Detroit said in a statement Monday that the city is still trying to determine whether or not the city will close its emergency services center.