Our Local Response to COVID-19

With the report of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our state yesterday, many of us are beginning to experience changes to our daily routines. Classes have moved online at many universities, events are being cancelled, and we are all being asked to be mindful of our role in preventing the spread of this virus. As your local radio station, WGRT is committed to bringing you up-to-date information about news related to public health and changes in our community’s routines and public services. We are also supporting recommendations from local officials and government leaders on how residents should respond to this pandemic. In a press conference yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made these recommendations:

“We’re going to have to make some tough choices in the coming days and weeks. The Department of Health and Human services is encouraging everyone to avoid large gatherings of 100 people or more. Groups should evaluate and make decisions about whether or not to cancel conferences, sporting events, or concerts. This is to keep the most people we can safe. I encourage everyone to be flexible. Take care of one another. We’ve gotten through tough times in Michigan. We’re going to get through this.”

WGRT is ready to support our community with reliable information. If you need to report a closing or cancellation, visit WGRT.com and follow the prompts at the top of the page. Stay tuned for local news and updates at the top of the hour, follow us on social media (Facebook – Twitter), and add us as a news source on Google News and Apple News for subscription free news every day. 

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand