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President Trump to speak at Ypsilanti's Ford Rawsonville Plant on Thursday

President Trump is expected to speak at the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant regarding Ford Motor Company's collaboration General Electric Healthcare in an effort to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days. The visit comes as part of the president's nationwide tour to thank businesses who aided in the effort to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment in the effort against  the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eastern Michigan University instructor passes away due to complications from COVID-19

EMU Professor Marilyn Horace-Moore passes away from the COVID-19 virus. Horace-Moore’s roles at EMU included  lecturer I of courses in both criminology and sociology, internship coordinator as well as undergraduate criminology and criminal justice advisor for the criminology and criminal justice program. Horace-Moore was a veteran of the City of Ypsilanti Police Department. 

Eastern Michigan University CAPS shifts to virtual appointments as IHA shifts operations to off campus locations, campus pharmacy changes hours

The university’s Campus Medical Pharmacy hours of operation, effective Monday, April 6. are now from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekends. The IHA Health Center @ EMU has temporarily closed and moved its operations to its Towsley Park Primary Care location as well as its Arbor Park Primary Care location. IHA is asking any of its patients who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms to visit its COVID-19 resource page and to complete the free online COVID-19 screening. 

Ypsilanti City Council holds brief meeting to finish timely business

The mayor addressed the council regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, describing the situation as “unprecedented.” The mayor told members,“Whatever decisions we make, and whatever choices we make are all going to be with the health and the safety of our community at the heart of it all.” 

Patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in treatment at U of M Hospital

In response to the positive cases, Whitmer announced a state of emergency “in order to slow the spread of the virus. Currently 27 COVID-19 patient tests are pending in the state. 91 patient tests in the state have shown negative results for the virus. 150 Michigan residents currently recommended for virus testing or monitoring are under active monitorization.