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Coronavirus

Residents feeling more confident about traveling during pandemic

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan residents are feeling more confident about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wendy LaCombe, owner of World Wide Travel, is booking more trips for people planning to go on spring break than she did last year when all of her clients backed out of their plans ...

Seven new infections reported

ALPENA -- Public health officials on Friday reported seven newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including six Alpena County residents and one Presque Isle County resident. As of Feb. 18, local public health agencies have reported confirmed and suspected infections as ...

First one-week stretch without virus-related deaths since November

ALPENA ― Thursday marked the first time since early November that Northeast Michigan has gone a week without a reported coronavirus-related death. Meanwhile, MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, which one week ago reported no patients hospitalized with coronavirus infection, now has one ...

9 new infections reported

ALPENA -- Public health officials on Wednesday reported nine newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including six Alpena County residents, two Presque Isle County residents, and one Montmorency County resident. As of Feb. 18, local public health agencies have reported ...

Six new virus positives as NE Michiganders continue to test

ALPENA — Six more Northeast Michiganders have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said on Tuesday, after an average of 29 coronavirus tests per day were administered to Northeast Michiganders in the past week, according to state data. An average of 50 Alpena County ...

AMA ESD to distribute rapid tests to student athletes

ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education will make COVID-19 rapid testing available to its employees and serve as a hub to receive and distribute rapid tests to student athletes. The board recently authorized Superintendent Scott Reynolds to ...

Health officials report 12 new infections

ALPENA -- Public health officials on Monday reported 12 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders, including eight Alpena County residents and four Presque Isle County residents.  There were no new confirmed cases in Alcona and Montmorency counties. As of Feb. 18, local ...

Pandemic hurt many service groups’ 2020 fundraising, but much still done

ALPENA — The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on local nonprofits, causing fundraising declines and the cancellation of programs. Lost revenue from fundraisers limits what charities can do to help improve the lives of others, nonprofit leaders said. It could mean fewer people receive eye ...

Alpena school board to review in-person learning plans

ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education plans to schedule a special board meeting to discuss how Thunder Bay Junior High School and Alpena High School students can have more in-person learning. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 2 on the online conferencing software ...

2 new infections reported in Northeast Michigan

ALPENA -- Two more Northeast Michigan residents have tested positive for COVID-19, local public health officials said on Friday. District Health Department No. 4 officials also said the second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic will proceed Saturday as scheduled. Health Department Spokeswoman Cathy ...

Alpena hospital has no infected patients

ALPENA — No COVID-19 patients are hospitalized at MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, according to data released by the state on Thursday. For the first time since The News began tracking state hospital data in November, the Alpena hospital has no infected patients, the state reported. As of ...

Local businesses awarded grant money through state program

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday the recipients of the state’s latest round of small business relief. It is a portion of the $52 million in state funding made available via the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant program, which provided needed funds to ...

1 more death, but few new infections

ALPENA — One more Alpena County resident confirmed positive with COVID-19 has died and three more have been confirmed infected as testing numbers remain low, health officials reported on Wednesday. Only 16 people took advantage of a large-scale testing event in Alpena on Feb. 13, according ...

DHD4 to add more employees to aid with workload

ALPENA — The District Health Department No. 4 Health Board on Tuesday agreed to hire more temporary employees to help offset the workload Health Department employees are experiencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Health Officer Denise Bryan told the board the Health Department ...

DHD4 reports one new infection

ALPENA — The District Health Department No. 4 daily update on COVID-19 data showed on Tuesday that there was only one new case in its three-county area that includes Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties. District Health No. 2 has not updated its statistics since Friday, and it is ...

1 more resident dies; 12 new infections reported

ALPENA — Another Presque Isle County resident has died while infected with COVID-19. The resident is the 25th resident in the county who has died after being infected since the onset of the pandemic. Public health officials on Monday, reported that 10 Alpena County residents and two Presque ...

Five more residents infected; no new deaths reported

ALPENA — For the fourth consecutive day, health officials in Northeast Michigan announced no new confirmed death to residents infected with COVID-19. The total number of residents in northeast Michigan who have died while being infected with the virus remains at 100. Public health ...

Restaurants adapting amid capacity limits, cautious customers

ALPENA—Restaurants in Michigan have been open for nearly two weeks since they were allowed to open at limited capacity on Feb. 1. Locally, some restaurants have found nothing has changed while others are struggling with limited capacity and customer fears that it might not be safe to dine ...

Again, eight more infected

ALPENA — For the third day in a row, public health officials on Thursday reported eight newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including four Alpena County residents, one Presque Isle County resident, two Montmorency County residents, and one Alcona County resident. State data showed that, ...

8 more infections reported

ALPENA — Eight more Northeast Michigan residents are infected with COVID-19. Public health officials on Wednesday reported eight newly infected Northeast Michiganders, including five Alpena County residents, two Presque Isle County residents, and one Montmorency County resident. No new ...