Headline Roundup: Week of Dec. 6 for COVID-19 in Michigan

MHA SVP Adam Carlson speaks with WNEM TV5
MHA SVP Adam Carlson speaks with WNEM TV5
MHA SVP Adam Carlson speaks Dec. 7 with WNEM TV5 on Senate Bill 759.

The MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, as well as two pieces of legislation that would address the staffing crisis.

House Bill 5523 provides COVID-19 funding for workforce recruitment and retention, monoclonal antibody transfusions and COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools, while Senate Bill 759 would codify a provision that has given hospitals flexibility to appropriately respond to the pandemic; however, the provision is set to expire Jan. 11.

Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that include statements from the MHA, including Brian Peters, CEO, and Adam Carlson, senior vice president, advocacy.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Saturday, Dec. 11

Friday, Dec. 10

Thursday, Dec. 9

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Monday, Dec. 6

Members with questions on COVID-19 efforts and resources should contact Ruthanne Sudderth, and any questions regarding media requests should be directed to John Karasinski at the MHA.