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The Latest: Michigan makes homeless people vaccine-eligible

The Latest: Michigan makes homeless people vaccine-eligible

Health
DETROIT — People who are homeless will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Michigan starting Monday.Health officials say it’s a critical step in curbing infections and making sure vulnerable populations have access.“Our vulnerable populations are high priority for us right now,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said, according to the Lansing State Journal. “This opens the door to make sure that population is also vaccinated and we don’t continue to have outbreaks in shelters.”The news comes as infection rates are dropping and vaccine campaigns are ramping up.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the further loosening of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, easing capacity limits in restaurants and other businesses while also allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings.———...
Covid: Michigan and Washington State clamp down as US cases pass 11 million mark

Covid: Michigan and Washington State clamp down as US cases pass 11 million mark

World
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The Latest: Michigan theaters, other venues to reopen

The Latest: Michigan theaters, other venues to reopen

Health
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s movie theaters and other venues can reopen in two weeks after nearly seven months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, and the limit on how many people can attend funerals and other indoor events is being raised.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also issued an order Friday requiring the vast majority of students to wear masks in classrooms as of Oct. 5, and mandating that public and private schools publish information on coronavirus cases.Indoor cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities and trampoline parks can reopen starting Oct. 9. A 10-person cap on indoor events has been revised to instead allow 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20% of fixed seating capacity, up to a maximum of 500 people.———HERE’S WHAT YOU N...

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

Technology
LANSING, Mich. -- The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometer) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced the project Thursday afternoon near a former railroad station that Ford is renovating to house its autonomous vehicle operations in downtown Detroit. Ford is among nine autonomous vehicle and auto companies on an advisory board for the project. “What may be the world’s most sophisticated roadway will be built here in Michigan — to help increase the safety, efficiency, resilience and operations of roadways in the not-so-distant future,” Whitmer said. Organizers say the project will begin with a two-...
University of Michigan is taking steps to bring students back on campus this fall

University of Michigan is taking steps to bring students back on campus this fall

Finance
University of Michigantiny-al | Getty ImagesAlthough the upcoming academic year remains in limbo, the University of Michigan said it is taking steps to bring students back on campus in the fall."The average student is very anxious to get out of mom and dad's basement and come back to school," President Mark Schlissel told CNBC.Schlissel said he is "very optimistic" the university will be able to host what he calls a "public-health-informed residential semester." That likely means moving large lectures online, limiting in-person gatherings and teaching labs to smaller groups. More from Personal Finance:Post-pandemic, remote learning could be here to stayCollege-bound students to miss out on billions in financial aidAs college classes move online, don't expect a tuition discountAs ...