Genesee County courts offer updates amid COVID-19 shutdown

GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Probate Court and 7th Judicial Circuit Court, 900 S. Saginaw Street and the 67th District Court, 630 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502 are closed to the general public except for essential functions involving health and safety and constitutional rights. The Genesee County Probate Court, 7th Judicial Circuit Court and 67th District Court today […]

Carman-Ainsworth students offered online library cards

FLINT TWP. — Due to the mandated closing of all K-12 schools in Michigan in relation to the COVID-19 virus, the Genesee District Library is working with Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools to provide students the ability to register for a library card online. This card will provide access to the Genesee District Library’s digital services while schools are closed. A student […]

Flint Township, police close offices to the public

FLINT TWP. — Township officials have announced the closing of the Flint Township Administration Building to the public through April 5, due to the National and State Emergencies declared because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Also, the lobby of the Flint Township Police Department is closed to minimize potential Coronavirus exposure to the citizens of Flint Township as well as the […]

Gov. Whitmer announces SBA loans now available

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced recently the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to access low-interest loans from the SBA. “This designation unlocks critical financial resources for small businesses across the state impacted by the tough, but necessary steps we have […]

Hurley Medical Center stages trial run to prep for coronavirus testing

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center staff went through the paces of their emergency operations plan last week, in an effort to work any bugs out of the logistics of large-scale, drive-through coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. As of Tuesday morning, the medical center still was waiting for the necessary testing materials. The trial run, which took place Thursday, March 19, at Atwood […]

GISD announces expanded childcare access for essential workers

FLINT— Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-16 last week, expanding childcare access during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In anticipation of this order, the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) has been developing a system over the last week to help meet the childcare needs of members of our “essential workforce” amid the COVID-19 emergency. GISD will serve as a coordinating […]

Linkowski in the American Idol Top 40

GOODRICH — Goodrich native Genavieve Linkowski has made it into the Top 40 after three weeks of competition on “American Idol.” Linkowski made it through all three rounds during Hollywood Week and landed in the Top 40 with a heart-rending solo performance of the Shawn Mendes song, “In My Blood.” The rendition that aired Monday night made her one of […]

Man shot to death in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — An early morning shooting March 14 left one-man dead in Flint Township. According to reports, Flint Township Police officers responded to the 3400 blocks of Southgate around 12:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting. Inside the house, police officers found a 33-year-old man shot. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Reports […]

Hospitals implement visitor restrictions during pandemic

GENESEE COUNTY — Officials from the Genesee County Health Department, Ascension Genesys, Hurley Medical Center and McLarenFlint are in regular contact with each other, as well as with state and federal agencies, to coordinate preparedness efforts for COVID-19 in Genesee County. All three health systems continue to implement visitor restrictions and encourage community members to stay home when they are […]

To slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, following are some of the mitigation strategies that are being recommended.

• Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. • STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK, and Individuals at risk of severe illness should consider staying at home to avoid others who are sick. • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones and light switches. • Communicate […]

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