BREAKING: Chippewa County Health Department and War Memorial Hospital Advise of Clinic Delay for 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. vaccinations due to Vaccine Shipment Delay

Sault Sainte Marie, MI – There has been an unexpected delay in vaccine delivery for today’s LSSU Norris Center COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Individuals scheduled between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. are asked to wait for further information on when to arrive for their appointments. Please follow media (radio and social, […]

WMH & CCHD Partner on Vaccination Clinic at LSSU

Sault Sainte Marie, MI – Regional partners came together to offer a community vaccination clinic on Friday, January 22. The vaccination clinic was successful in vaccinating 1,000 people in group Phase 1B (individuals 65 years of age and older). Community partners from War Memorial Hospital, Chippewa County Health Department, Bay Mill’s […]

Gatherings remain limited, group exercise and non-contact sports now open to support mental and physical health

LANSING, MICH.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its epidemic order today to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain masked and socially distanced, as this has been scientifically shown to slow the virus. This includes indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The new order is effective Saturday, Jan. 16 and will […]

Chippewa County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Update

CHIPPEWA County, Michigan – Beginning January 11, 2021, the Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) will vaccinate individuals in Phase 1B. However, CCHD does not have sufficient vaccine supply for all individuals in this group but is collaborating with War Memorial Hospital to supply the vaccine. Karen Senkus, Health Officer, stated, […]

COVID-19 spikes follow in prisons after transfers

“This WHOLE F——— COMPOUND IS INFECTED. Every unit, the control center, the gym, the school, the chow hall, every where … So why are they moving anybody anywhere?” Robert Vermett, Prisoner at Kinross Correctional Facility DETROIT (AP) — Families of men incarcerated at Michigan’s Kinross Correctional Facility believed its remote […]

High Schools, Other Biz Can Reopen; Indoor Dining Ban Stays

While high schools and other businesses like casinos and bowling alleys will be able to reopen under an updated order from the Department of Human Services, the ban on indoor dining will remain until mid-January, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today. High schools are beginning winter break after today, so they will effectively […]

Legendary Country Music Superstar, Charley Pride, dies at 86

Charley Pride — the first Black man to break through in the country music scene — has died from the coronavirus. The legendary singer passed away Saturday in Dallas due to complications from COVID-19 — this according to his PR team, which announced Charley’s death. Sources tell us Charley was recently […]

State extends “3 week pause” for 12 days

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this afternoon the extension of sets of closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which includes the shuttering of dine-in service at restaurants and bars, as well as in-person learning for high school students, through December 20. The “three-week pause” Ms. Whitmer implemented through a Department […]

Hospital Association urges extension of “three week pause”

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association in a statement this morning said the Department of Health and Human Services should continue its current three-week pause on things like in-person dining, in-person instruction in high schools and other congregate activities to continue slowing the spread of coronavirus. The group, which represents […]

Canada: US border measures to last until COVID is under control

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control around the world. Canada and the U.S. have limited border crossings since March, extending the restrictions each month. “Until the virus is significantly under […]