MCC donates medical supplies to area hospitals

FLINT — As part of its commitment to the community, Mott Community College (MCC) is reaching out in multiple ways to ensure the health and safety of Flint and Genesee County. The Health Sciences department will lend ventilators, used in laboratory demonstrations and for experiential learning, to all three local hospitals during the Coronavirus crisis. The Health Sciences and Science […]

Shea donates 500 gift bags to area children

FLINT — When the impact of COVID-19 began to take hold of the Genesee County community, the team at Shea Automotive Group wanted to do something to help. “Everybody was uneasy,” said Shea Automotive owner Stacy Shea Fields. “We decided we’re going to do something positive.” The weekend of March 21 the team got to work packing gift bags for […]

In brief

Governor orders temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed Executive Order 2020-24, clarifying how the expansion of eligibility for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 will work. The order: Suspends the requirement for an individual seeking unemployment to request a registration and work search waiver from their employer; Allows anyone with an active unemployment […]

WFBA still working for local businesses, scholarship program continues

FLINT TWP. – The West Flint Business Association has cancelled its April 16 meeting at Woodhaven but work behind the scenes is still ongoing. Jessica Lanave, president of the WFBA, is directing small business owners to information regarding disaster relief at the Flint Township website: www.flinttownship.org/home/ showdocument?id=1987 Other pertinent information can be found at: www.flinttownship.org/ The business organization is also […]

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 […]

Governor signs executive order protecting jail, juvenile detention center populations

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed Executive Order 2020-29, which protects vulnerable populations in Michigan’s county jails, local lockups and juvenile detention centers during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Executive Order details risk-reduction protocols that have been adopted and implemented by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and that county jails and local lockups are strongly encouraged to […]

Risk-reduction protocols spelled out in the Executive Order include:

• Screening everyone who enters or leaves a facility, including staff, offenders and vendors. • Restricting all visits, except for attorney-related visits. • Limiting off-site appointments except for urgent or emergency medical treatment. • Developing and implementing a protocol for incarcerated persons with COVID-19 symptoms. • Providing appropriate personal protection equipment to all staff as recommended by the CDC to […]

Michigan Works! in-person registration requirement waived as part of unemployment registration process

LANSING — More than 108,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Michigan last week compared to a normal average of around 5,000 per week. Due to the public health emergency that Coronavirus has created, the in-person registration at Michigan Works! requirement is being waived at this time. This means that individuals who lose their jobs, or are laid off, do […]

GISD announces winners of 2020 Spelling Bee

FLINT — The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) has announced the winners of the 2020 Countywide Spelling Bee. The competition was held in March. This year, 282 students from schools across Genesee County put their spelling skills to the test with 24 of those students going on to compete in the Champion of Champions Bee. The top three spellers from […]

Meals on Wheels postponing delivery meals due to COVID-19

FLINT — Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) was notified March 25 at 8 p.m. of potential COVID-19 exposure from a Mass Transportation Authority driver who was assigned to assist with meal deliveries. This Individual was present and delivering meals for two days, March 16-17 and did not continue beyond those two days. The Individual was primarily a driver […]