WVBI COVID-19 Update for March 13, 2020 (Evening)

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As we’ve been reporting all day, the Coronavirus-19 is changing the landscape quickly across our state and community.  Today, B-I-C-S announced that in-school classes are off until April 6th.  Part of that time was a previously planned spring break, but for the rest of the time teachers are working on plans for in home learning.  […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for March 13, 2020

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Coronavirus-19 is changing the landscape quickly across our state and community.  Wednesday, the B-I-C-S robotics team effectively had its season ended and Beaver Island students away at college received messages that their classes would all be conducted remotely.  This morning, our governor has announced a mandatory closure of all public schools in Michigan.  For B-I-C-S, […]

WVBI COVID-19 News for March 12, 2020

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The B-I-C-S robotics team B-I Robot was all set to go to their first district competition yesterday.  Put the 2020 bot on the plane and then, shortly after it took off, found out that the event had been postponed due to Coronavirus-19 concerns.  It isn’t clear when or if the event can be rescheduled.  The […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for January 18, 2021

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MLive is reporting this morning that Governor Whitmer will extend the state’s current shutdown order prohibiting inside service and bars and restaurants through February 1st. They’ve been shut since November 18. After the 1st, they’d be subject to a 10 p.m. curfew.  According to the Michigan’s restaurant trade group, Michigan is one of three states […]

Gov. Whitmer Requests Federal Funding for Use of Michigan National Guard in Letter to the Trump Administration

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National Guard may be used to help Michigan families and businesses access food, supplies   LANSING, Mich. — Yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer wrote a letter to President Trump requesting federal funding for the use of Michigan’s National Guard to be dedicated to COVID-19 response and support. Under the Governor’s command and control, the Michigan National Guard would be […]

BICS All Parent Meeting

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If you have a student at BICS you’ll want to attend the all-parent meeting the school has planned today at 5:30.  It’s all about heading back to school this full under unprecedented circumstances.  The meeting will be outside on the Soccer field.  Questions?  Check with the front office at school at 2744.

MI Start Map Added to Page

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The state’s new MI Start Map now has a link in the quick access buttons portion of the WVBI COVID-19 Info page. The site displays metrics identified by the governor and state officials as relevant to implementing the governor’s plan to repopn the state. The site is https://mistartmap.info/.

Vital Funding for State’s Small Businesses Gains Michigan Strategic Fund Support

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Contact: Kathleen Achtenberg achtenbergk@michigan.org Economic assistance for small businesses around Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.   “We understand small businesses across our state are facing unprecedented challenges as we take every step possible to mitigate the spread […]

AG Nessel: Scammers Are Spoofing Health Department Phone Numbers Seeking Medicaid, Medicare Information

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Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-335-7666 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning that scammers are spoofing phone numbers of at least one local public health department and calling residents to offer medication while asking for their Medicaid and Medicare numbers for billing purposes. Incoming calls to the local health department are then jamming up phonelines and delaying official business […]