Coronavirus

CDC expects more COVID cases late in the year

The pandemic isn't over, and experts at the CDC are predicting millions of new cases in the second half of the year. The CDC says...

COVID numbers jumping in St. Joseph County

COVID cases are on the rise in St. Joseph County. Officials say cases nearly doubled between Wednesday and Friday of last week, returning the...

Travel mask requirement extended to May 3

The President has extended the travel mask requirement to May 3rd. On Wednesday, Biden announced the move as a response to a slight uptick in...

CDC: STDs up during first year of the pandemic

The number of sexually transmitted diseases went up during the first year of the pandemic, says new data from the Centers for Disease Control. "While...

Whitmer injects cash into Michigan’s unemployment fund

Governor Whitmer has signed a bill that will pump $140 million into Michigan's unemployment fund. That fund was hit hard by the pandemic, dropping from...

FDA approves fourth COVID shot for 50+

The FDA has approved an additional COVID booster from Pfizer and Moderna for those who are 50 years old and older. The decision opens up...

Michigan government cutting back on COVID-19 data releases

Here's a sign that Michigan believes the worst of COVID-19 may be behind us. The state is reducing their public reporting on coronavirus statistics from...

How alarmed should you be about omicron subvariant BA.2?

Another COVID-19 variant is gaining ground, but health experts say this one isn't cause for alarm. B-A-2 isn't actually a variant, but an Omicron subvariant,...

Rep. Upton isolating after positive COVID-19 test

Long-serving U.S. Congressman Fred Upton of St. Joseph says he has tested positive for COVID-19. The Republican Representative said the result came from a routine...

MDHHS updates COVID guidance

The Michigan Health Department updated their COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance on Thursday. Regardless of vaccination status, people with COVID symptoms or a positive test...

Notre Dame changes mask policy

The University of Notre dame is easing their mask policy, effective Monday. The new guidelines state that masks are optional indoors, including at events, for...

South Shore Line mask mandate remains firmly in place

The South Shore Line will continue to have a mask mandate until mid-April. Passengers and employees on the line will be required to wear masks...

Sen. Young among lawmakers pushing for COVID accounting from White House

Senator Todd Young and some of his colleagues are pushing The White House for an accounting of trillions of dollars in COVID spending. Senator Young,...

Additional home COVID tests available next week

Next week, Americans will be able to order another round of free at-home COVID-19 tests. The President announced the next round of home tests during...

PHM first to lift bus masking requirements after CDC update

On Friday, the CDC unveiled several updates to their COVID guidelines, addressing the confusion about school buses being recognized as federal transportation, and therefore...

South Bend Mayor ends city’s local disaster emergency

South Bend's Mayor has rescinded the city's local disaster emergency with an executive order. Mayor Mueller issued the order on Friday, ending the declaration that...

Michigan House approves unapproved COVID treatment options

The Michigan House has approved a bill encouraging the use of unapproved treatments to fight COVID-19. Michigan's House voted Wednesday 56-48 to pass a bill...

Truckers block two vital USA-CAN bridges for a 3rd day

Wednesday marked Day Three of a standstill on two major bridges between Michigan and Canada that serve as a vital link for commerce between...

Michigan Senate approves more than a billion dollars for the state’s COVID effort

The Michigan Senate has approved more than a billion dollars for the state's COVID response, and to hang onto its medical personnel. The bill directs...

St. Joseph Co. health official encouraged by latest COVID numbers

Some encouraging news on the COVID front: Officials say cases have dropped in St. Joe County. And the drop is described as "significant." St. Joseph County...

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