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Gov. Whitmer, AG Nessel to announce student protection plans

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 11:13:07-04

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will announce measures to ensure federal relief funds are properly distributed to public and private schools.

The pair will hold a conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the plans. Michael Rice, the state’s superintendent, will also be present.

The conference comes as COVID-19 tightens its hold on the state of Michigan. In its daily update on Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed 66,173 cases of the virus in Michigan, up 297 cases from the day before. 5,975 people have died of COVID-19.

Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub had been linked to 170 cases across 16 counties in Michigan. The Riverfront Animal Hospital in Lansing has been linked to ten cases as of Monday. Health officials say anyone who visited these places should monitor themselves for symptoms, and stay home as much as possible for 14 days from the time of their last visit.

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