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Flint & Genesee small businesses urged to apply for Michigan Small Business Relief Program

GENESEE COUNTY – Small businesses in Flint and Genesee County impacted by the COVID-19 virus can now apply for grants and loans through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program. The program, established by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), will provide up to $20 million in grants and loans to provide economic assistance to Michigan’s small businesses that have been […]

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY—The Genesee County Health Department is reporting two more county residents have died after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Both victims were elderly males with underlying conditions who had been hospitalized. At this time, the health department is not releasing details on where the men were being treated. As of 10 a.m. this morning (March 27), Genesee County has recorded […]

First COVID-19 deaths reported in Genesee County

GENESEE COUNTY – The Genesee County Health Department is reporting two local deaths attributed to COVID-19 that occurred today. Both individuals were elderly males who were hospitalized with underlying health conditions. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families who have lost their loved ones,” said John McKellar, Genesee County Health Officer. “These tragic deaths are an urgent reminder to […]

Ascension Genesys Hospital now accepting donations for personal protective equipment

GRAND BLANC – In response to generous community outreach and in anticipation of caring for an increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, starting today (March 25), Ascension Genesys Hospital is accepting donations for personal protective equipment at the medical center, located at 1 Genesys Parkway in Grand Blanc. Donations will be accepted Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the main entrance […]

Hurley donation drop off resumes Tuesday

FLINT – Hurley Medical Center is collecting donations March 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hurley West Flint Campus Parking Lot, 1085 Linden Rd. Donations they can accept: N95 masks Disposable Face Masks Eye Protection (Face Shields and Safety Goggles) Disposable Gowns Disposable Gloves (Non latex) Bleach or Anti-Microbial Wipes Donations they are currently NOT accepting: NO Home Sewn Masks NO 3D […]

Hospitals in Genesee County prep for COVID-19 cases

McLaren, Genesys and Hurley update visitor restrictions

GENESEE COUNTY – Area hospitals are bracing for more cases of COVID-19 and they continue to restrict visitors during this time of crisis. At Ascension Genesys, Ascension Michigan ministries have established COVID-19 triage areas near all its emergency departments. This includes Genesys – Grand Blanc. Triage areas have been set up as part of Ascension’s emergency preparedness protocol. These measures are […]

First cases of COVID-19 reported in Genesee County


GENESEE COUNTY —John McKellar, Genesee County Health Officer, reported Friday the county has confirmed the first four cases of the COVID-19 virus here, but was hesitant to give further information as to potential risk to others in the county. He said all four sought outpatient health care at different facilities and indicated they are following standard procedure of patient privacy […]

Trump declares a national emergency as COVID-19 outbreak worsens

The latest coronavirus news from around Genesee County

  GENESEE COUNTY – President Trump declared a national emergency Friday in order to free up $50 billion in federal aid. The president’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Michigan and closed all K-12 schools beginning March 16-April 5. Whitmer’s announcement late Thursday was just one of many developments locally […]

Governor Whitmer announces closure of all K-12 school buildings

School building closures will last March 16-April 5 

LANSING – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6. As of tonight, the number of presumptive […]

State of emergency amid coronavirus pandemic has local ramifications

Cancellation of events, classes and procedural changes begin to mount

  GENESEE COUNTY – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency declaration last week has led to several changes, cancellations and other disruptions locally as officials work to head off spread of the COVID -19 virus. Michigan officials announced March 10 two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the state with patients reported in Oakland and Wayne counties. Following that announcement, public […]


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