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Coronavirus

COVID-19 Update: Test to Treat program available at Westwood Mall

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — To help remove barriers and ensure more Michigan residents have access to COVID-19 outpatient treatments, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering a Test to Treat program at 13 locations across the state that offer ...

Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday. A lawyer for opponents of the vaccine requirement, which ...

Schoolcraft COVID-19 numbers up

MARQUETTE — The Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department announced that COVID-19 cases are up in its areas, especially in Schoolcraft County, with eight cases from July 6-13 increasing to 21 cases in the following week ending on July 20. The U.P. has added just over 1,200 ...

Mackinac County in high-risk virus category

ST. IGNACE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved Mackinac County into its community level classification of high risk for COVID-19 transmission and infection, the Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department announced on Wednesday. In Mackinac County, ...

Mobile health van now available

MARQUETTE — An area health department has created a new program to address an opioid problem that has affected people before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department on Wednesday announced that it is addressing the increased opioid use ...

No need for claimants to pay back overpayment

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency announced on Wednesday that over 55,000 claimants will not have to pay back a total of approximately $431 million in overpayments of federal pandemic unemployment benefits that the agency previously determined to have been improperly ...