Happy Hump Day, Detroit. It’s been another depressingly large lump of confirmed positive coronavirus cases here in Michigan, on the same day reports say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have changed their recommendations for asymptomatic people who’ve been in contact with infected people. The agency’s new recommendations read as follows:
“If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of a person with a COVID-19 infection for at least 15 minutes but do not have symptoms, you do not necessarily need a test unless you are a vulnerable individual or your health care provider or State or local public health officials recommend you take one.”
We discuss the ramifications of having our top federal health agency being subjected to political pressures.
But have no fear! Macomb County may be a hotbed of infections at present, but they’re sponsoring the #MaskUpMacomb initiative, along with a poster contest awarding $500. More info is at theartcenter.org.
Also, a bunch of Michigan businesses have bankrolled a new public awareness campaign called “Rona 4 Real.” It targets the under-30 set, a demographic that has seen a spike in infections lately, and figures to spike more with the start of college classes in many cities across the state.
Then, two interviews:
- Heidi Craun from Clearcover, a digital auto insurer that’s opening a new Detroit office and hiring more than 300
- And Tiffany Esshaki of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle on the lawsuit against social networking site Nextdoor