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MDHHS updates guidance on COVID-19 quarantine period based on new CDC findings


Posted by The Huron Hub
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated guidance on COVID-19 quarantine periods based on scientific findings released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The CDC presented findings describing options to reduce the required number of quarantine days for individuals with known exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 case. The existing 14-day recommendation was based on earlier data that estimated the COVID-19 incubation period. At the national level, estimates of the COVID-19 incubation period have been refined based on a review of case data for hundreds of thousands of cases.

Data from that assessment indicates that 99% of all infections will develop within 10 days of exposure. While a 14-day quarantine period is still standard, under certain conditions the CDC has presented an option for reducing the quarantine period for exposed individuals to 10 days after exposure.

Based on the evaluation of the CDC information, MDHHS is updating guidance to allow modifications to the quarantine period for Michigan residents in specific situations. While the standard 14-day quarantine period remains, it can be reduced to 10 days if the following two conditions exist:

• The individual does not develop any symptoms or clinical evidence of COVID-19 infection during daily symptom monitoring for the 10 days after the last exposure.
• Daily symptom monitoring continues through day 14 after the last exposure.

“We are basing this recommendation on scientific data from CDC and offering the opportunity to reduce the quarantine period to 10 days in certain circumstances,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “Public health officials can still require the 14-day period as this option most greatly mitigates the possibility of transmission. We strongly urge the continued use of masks, social distancing and hand washing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

With consideration for existing and potential limitations on the availability of testing resources and concerns of increased turnaround time for lab results, MDHHS is currently reviewing options for further reduction of quarantine periods based on diagnostic testing results. MDHHS guidance may be updated at a later date based on that review.

Article source: state of Michigan


Photos: stunning sunset over Huron Township on Thursday

Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

The sunset on Thursday night was so amazing it needed to be shared.

In fact, sunsets have been particularly vivid all week. I’ve been outside at sundown snapping photos almost nightly.

Here is what the scene looked like Thursday near Sibley and Vining Roads.

Photos by Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub


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Whitmer to give update on coronavirus response Tuesday afternoon


The Huron Hub
Posted Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
11:15 AM EDT

Gov. Whitmer will host a 2:30 p.m. live streaming update Tuesday afternoon on Michigan’s coronavirus response.

Whitmer will be joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The live stream will be broadcast on the governor’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


 

Winter weather advisory issued for Wayne County through Tuesday


Post by The Huron Hub

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 — 7:45 a.m. EST

Winter Weather Advisory for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service

Detroit, MI

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches.

* WHERE…Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.

* WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to noon EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute today and morning commute on Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A mix of light rain and snow will change to snow today. Light accumulations on grassy surfaces will be possible today with accumulation on roadways increasing between 3 pm and 6 pm and especially tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.


Accumulating snow forecasted for Monday into Tuesday


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

Accumulating snow is forecasted for Monday into Tuesday in Metro Detroit.

The National Weather Service in Detroit says snow is expected Monday and lasts through the day Tuesday.

Forecasters say uncertainty remains in the exact track of the low which will affect snow totals.

Stay tuned for refinements in coming forecasts.

At this time a general 2 to 5 inches of snow is expected by the time the snow system is complete.

Please see the NWS weather graphic below for more information.


A note from the editor about snow/weather forecasts:

The Huron Hub, like many local news websites, posts regular snow and weather forecasts that affect the region. Our goal with these posts is to keep our readers informed.

This morning, ahead of the upcoming snow forecasted for next week, our inbox received a rather rude, anonymous message telling us that our snow forecast “for Sunday” was wrong. The reader who sent that message failed to look at the date stamp on the article that they were referencing. The reader somehow missed the dateline at the top of the article. Datelines are posted on every Huron Hub article for obvious reasons – to know whether or not the article posted is recent or out of date. The anonymous reader, who decided not to share their contact info, was referring to last weekend’s snow forecast for Sunday, Nov. 22. We received a dusting of snow that day. The article even had a NWS weather graphic inside of it with a date stamp on it.

We would have responded to this reader in a private message, but they dropped a clearly hastily made email without providing a return email address. Sounds like a keyboard warrior, to us.

Reading comprehension is paramount.

Check the dates on our articles before sending errors/corrections.


Officials urge Michigan residents not to panic buy during ongoing pandemic

(Photo/Wesley Tingey/Unsplash.com)


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Nov. 24, 2020

Michigan officials are urging residents not to panic buy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply chain officials are responding to recent reports that consumers are buying larger quantities than necessary at stores.

Panic buying, especially items like toilette paper and sanitizing products, is on the rise in the U.S., according to a Nov. 20 report from Reuters.

“Michigan has an ample supply of food products and other items. But, when shoppers panic buy products like toilet paper, paper towel and other items, it creates a ripple effect within the supply chain,” said Gary McDowell, director of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Buying what your household will use for the week keeps the supply chain moving, ensures everyone has access to what they need and allows the stores to replenish shelves for your next shopping trip.”

According to McDowell, COVID-19 has changed everything about how people come together, especially with the holidays right around the corner.

“The impact of this pandemic has not been easy, and it is not over as we see rampant community spread,” he added. “One thing we can all do to help each other during this time is buying only what you need. This ensures your friends and neighbors have access to food and other necessary products during this pandemic.”

Signaling evidence of consumers starting to panic shop at levels first seen during the early months of the pandemic, William Hallan, CEO and president of Michigan Retailers Association, urges Michiganders to limit purchases to a week’s worth of supply.

“Retailers across the state continue to work hard to restore and maintain product levels in stores to meet the demand in communities,” said Hallan. “Consumers need to know that stores, particularly grocery stores, will remain open. Consumers should plan for essentials in weekly increments to ensure that supply levels remain steady over the next few weeks. As retailers continue to do their part to keep retail environments safe to shop, we are asking consumers to do their part by limiting quantities to ensure there is enough for everyone.”

If consumers are leery about shopping in person, Hallan encourages consumers to consider using services like curbside pick-up and home delivery.

Meijer, which has 120 Supercenters and grocery stores throughout the State of Michigan, continues to focus on keeping ample supply for its customers.

“Our goal is to have everything our customers need, and our supply chain and store teams are working very hard to keep our shelves stocked during these busy times,” said Todd Weer, senior vice president of Meijer stores. “As long as shoppers buy the number of items they normally would, then everyone should be able to check off the items on their grocery list when they visit the store.”


 

Drive-thru Santa visit scheduled for Dec. 6 at Historical Museum in downtown New Boston

 

(Huron Hub archive photo)


Posted by The Huron Hub
Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

Santa Clause is making a stop in downtown New Boston on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Santa is going to host a social distanced visit during a drive-thru event at the Historical Museum, 37236 Huron River Drive.

Below is a flyer with full information about the event:


 

Romulus Fire Department donates 1,500 cloth masks to churches

The Romulus Fire Department, with support from the Romulus Ministerial Alliance, delivered 1,500 cloth masks to four churches in the city of Romulus over the weekend. (Photos courtesy city of Romulus)

Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Nov. 23, 2020

The Romulus Fire Department, with support from the Romulus Ministerial Alliance, delivered 1,500 cloth masks to four churches in the city of Romulus over the weekend.

In addition, the fire department plans to distribute 2,500 masks to Romulus’ ministerial community, for a total of 4,000 masks.

The Romulus Fire Department participates in the “Mask Up, Michigan” campaign as a community action agent, allowing the department the opportunity to provide free masks to the community.

In August, the fire department acquired 3,000 cloth masks and delivered throughout the community to senior centers, the Romulus Public Library and City Hall.


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First measurable snowfall forecasted for Sunday


Posted Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020

The first measurable snowfall of the season in southeast Michigan is forecasted for Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Detroit says mixed precipitation, along with snowfall accumulations, are likely Sunday morning, with amounts up to 1-3″ possible.

Higher snowfall amounts look to be west and north of the Detroit area.


From race course to warehouses: Photos of current construction at Pinnacle Aeropark site

Warehouse structures can be seen being constructed at the Pinnacle Aeropark property on Nov. 12, 2020. (Photos by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Nov. 19, 2020

Development is moving along at the Pinnacle Aeropark site off Vining Road in the township’s north end.

Two warehouse structures can be seen being constructed while heavy truck traffic is consistently moving materials to and from the property.

In December 2019, Wayne County announced the sale of the Pinnacle Aeropark Property to HS Commerce 275 LLC — a joint venture between Hillwood Enterprise, L.P. and Sterling Group.

The 650-acre property was sold then for nearly for $4.9 million.

Initial site plans called for two storage or warehouse type buildings totaling more than 600,000 square feet.

Photos: Development at Pinnacle Aeropark in Huron Township on Nov. 19, 2020.

Photos by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub. 

Under the sale terms approved by the Wayne County Commission in October 2019, the purchasers agreed to invest $40 million into the property within five years.

The site, which is bordered by Pennsylvania, Wayne, Sibley and Vining roads, includes 350 acres of County-owned land and the 300-acre Pinnacle Race Course site, which was acquired after foreclosure in 2019 via the right of refusal process.

In 2016, structures and debris from the defunct Pinnacle Race Course were removed following an agreement between the County and the property’s then-owner to clear the site.

Photos: Pinnacle Race Course demolition

To view The Huron Hub’s complete coverage of the Pinnacle property, including the defunct race track through the recently announced proposed development, please visit this archive on HuronHub.com.