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Coronavirus

Alpena Public Schools won’t require masks when school resumes

ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools students will not be required to wear masks in school or while on school buses, Superintendent Dave Rabbideau said in a letter to parents on Wednesday. APS officials are preparing for an in-person school year, which begins on Aug. 30, for students in ...

Keep track of Northeast Michigan’s COVID-19 data

ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...

Keep track of Northeast Michigan’s COVID-19 data

ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...

Alcona Community Schools won’t require masks this fall

LINCOLN — Face masks are not required for students or staff returning to school this fall, regardless of vaccination status, Alcona Community Schools Superintendent Dan O’Connor said in a letter that went to parents on Friday. Masks can still be worn by students and staff in school if ...

Active infections continue to fall

ALPENA — Northeast Michigan saw a slight increase in its vaccine rate this week while local public health officials reported two new infections. As of Tuesday, 54.9% of Alpena County residents 16 or older had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to state data. The ...

COVID-19: Active infections continue to fall

ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...