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The New Citizens Press Started in 2002, The New Citizens Press is a multicultural newspaper based in Lansing, MI. We are archived by the Michigan State library and Newsbank
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The New Citizens Press is a multicultural community newspaper started in February 2002. It’s distributed every 2 weeks with a concentration in Ingham County, Michigan. The New Citizens Press has nearly 200 distribution points that are highly frequented by consumers. These places includes churches, large and small businesses, organizations, special events, retail outlets, supermarkets, colleges and universities, shopping malls, movie theaters, and not to mention city, state and federal agencies. We provide our readers with a wide array of current topics, including human interest stories, health, business and technology, entertainment news, sports, finance, community events and happenings. We are also available at the State of Michigan library. We believe in the spending power of all consumers. You can use enhanced name recognition and exposure for your businesses, services or products, giving your business accessibility to a billion dollar consumer market, The New Citizens Press offers you an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services at easily affordable prices.

Coronavirus cases linked to Lansing veterinary clinic, Many are likely exposed LANSING, Mich. – At least three people wh...
07/05/2020
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Coronavirus cases linked to Lansing veterinary clinic, Many are likely exposed

LANSING, Mich. – At least three people who were at Riverfront Animal Hospital in Lansing, June 23 – July 2, have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health department advises people who were at the Lansing veterinary clinic on those dates to watch for symptoms of the respiratory disease and possibly seek testing.

People with symptoms, which may develop up to 14 days after exposure, should seek immediate testing for COVID-19 and isolate themselves while awaiting results. People without symptoms may request testing if desired. Asymptomatic infections do occur and can be contagious. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath and fever.

“Riverfront Animal Hospital is now a known public exposure site to for COVID-19. Everyone who entered the vet clinic from June 23-July 2 should monitor themselves daily for symptoms,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “I strongly encourage everyone in our community to wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others. We will likely continue to see public exposures like this one. Anytime you are in public, there is that potential.”

Contact tracing is ongoing and the health department suspects additional cases. Riverfront Animal Hospital is currently closed and will remain closed pending further investigation.

Many options are available for coronavirus testing in the community. People can contact their primary care physician or visit a no-cost testing site: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, people should maintain a distance of 6 feet away from others, wear a mask or face covering, wash their hands, and stay home if ill.

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COVID-19 Test Finder Website, Partnership with Michigan 211 Makes it Even Easier for Residents to be TestedMichiganders ...
07/01/2020
Coronavirus - Test

COVID-19 Test Finder Website, Partnership with Michigan 211
Makes it Even Easier for Residents to be Tested
Michiganders can go online/call to find closest sites meeting needs

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is making it easier than ever for residents to find nearby COVID-19 testing sites and to register to be tested – whether they are internet-savvy or prefer to use the telephone.

MDHHS has launched a new online test finder tool at Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest with filters that allow users to find the closest testing sites that meet their needs. Using these new filters, Michiganders can easily locate test sites that are no cost, that test people who do not have symptoms, that do not require a doctor’s order, or are for uninsured individuals. For select testing sites, users can schedule an appointment online.

The department also announced it is working with Michigan 211 to help residents find test sites and register for testing over the telephone. Anyone who calls the Michigan COVID-19 hotline Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 888-535-6136, and presses 1 will be transferred automatically to a 211 operator who can help the caller find testing sites and, for select sites, schedule an appointment.

“As Michigan works to expand testing sites, it’s also important to make it as easy as possible for people to identify testing locations and simplify their testing experience,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy director for health. “We continue to work to eliminate barriers to testing so we can identify and contain COVID-19 as much as possible.”

In recent weeks Michigan has expanded its criteria for COVID-19 testing to encourage even people who are not showing symptoms to be tested – such as those who are at risk because they work in a congregate facility or other high-risk setting (such as a nursing home, jail, prison, homeless shelter, assisted living facility) or frequently interact with the public.

Michigan residents should immediately get tested if they feel sick, if someone close to them feels sick or if they work outside the home. There are over 300 test sites in Michigan, including many sites offering testing at no cost to the patient. Test sites operate in primary care settings, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, urgent care, hospitals, and other locations. Many sites provide drive-thru or walk up testing as well.

Information around the COVID-19 outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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With the total of number of cases linked to Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub now at 107, Ingham County has issued an emerg...
06/29/2020
Coronavirus - Test

With the total of number of cases linked to Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub now at 107, Ingham County has issued an emergency order reducing restaurant capacity to 50 percent or no more than 75 people, whichever is less.

Executive Order 2020-114 already restricts restaurant capacity to 50 percent of normal seating, but it does not impose a limitation. The county’s emergency order directly affects large licensed food service establishments with capacities of more than 150. No food service establishment may have more than 75 patrons at one time.

“Large crowds are difficult to control,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “By allowing no more than 75 people, restaurants and bars will be better able to enforce social distancing and the use of masks and face coverings. I strongly encourage all bars and restaurants to strictly enforce safety measures and to do all they can to help stop the spread of coronavirus in our community.”

The case count includes 95 primary cases (people who went to Harper’s during the exposure period) and 12 secondary cases (people who were in contact with a primary case but did not go to Harper’s themselves). Of the primary cases, 59 are residents of Ingham County. The others have permanent residency in Clinton, Oakland, Wayne, St. Clair, Macomb, Eaton, Shiawassee, Livingston, Kalamazoo, Ottawa, Berrien and Calhoun counties.

People who visited Harper’s June 12-20 are considered exposed and have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days since their visit. All of the people with cases linked to Harper’s are between the ages of 16 and 28 with a median age of 21. None have been hospitalized. Most have mild symptoms with 28 people being asymptomatic. At least 40 percent are Michigan State University (MSU) students or recent graduates.

State law provides Vail with the authority to issue orders to protect the public health under Section 2453 of the Public Health Code (MCL 333.2453). Those who disregard the order could be subject to a misdemeanor that includes up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $200.

Everyone who was at Harper’s during the exposure period is strongly encouraged to seek testing. A public testing event will be held June 30 from 12-4 p.m. on the MSU campus at 846 Service Road in East Lansing. There is no cost, and no appointment is necessary. Many other options are available for coronavirus testing in the community. People can contact their primary care physician or visit a no-cost testing site. A list is available on the State of Michigan’s website: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest

For additional information, Ingham County residents can call the ICHD COVID-19 response line at (517) 887-4517 or visit hd.ingham.org/coronavirus

06/26/2020

East Lansing, MI -- Harper's total cases: 63 cases directly linked to Harper’s (This excludes secondary cases. As of this morning, there were two.)
Of these 63 cases, 44 are Ingham County residents.

None are hospitalized.

17 are asymptomatic.

The age range is 16-28, with 21 being the median age.

06/26/2020

The number of those involved with the outbreak linked to Harper’s Restaurant & Brew Pub has risen.

Total cases: 51 (includes 2 secondary cases i.e. people who did not go to Harper’s but likely caught from someone who did)
Of these cases, 37 are Ingham County residents.

None are hospitalized.

10 are asymptomatic.

The age range is now 16-28, with 20 being the median age.

06/25/2020

Lansing City Clerk’s South Washington Election Unit and City Hall Offices Open for Walk-in Voting and Voter Registration

Lansing – The City Clerk’s Office is now open for early voting 40 days before every election, per changes to the Michigan Constitution. Clerk Chris Swope has open two locations for walk-in voting. Both offices will utilize the best practices for reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure using guidelines set by the Ingham County Health Department, to ensure the safety of the public and clerk’s office staff. For everyone’s safety, masks are encouraged while in the facility, and visual cues will help voters maintain six foot social distancing.

Located at 2500 S. Washington, the Election Unit offers free parking, a 24-hour secure drop box, and is conveniently located on CATA Route #2. Voting will be available at the Election Unit Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. by following the “Vote Here” directional signs to the back of the building.

In addition, the Clerk’s Office has at the following evening and weekend hours available, only at the South Washington Election Unit, to provide additional convenience to voters:

Late Wednesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22, July 29
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 1st 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 2nd 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Walk-in voting is also available at the Clerk’s City Hall Office, located on the 9th floor of City Hall at 124 W. Michigan Avenue, but has more limited days compared to South Washington Election Unit. Open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. without an appointment, the Clerk’s City Hall Office will be closed to the public for the week of June 29 and the following Fridays: July 10, July 17 and July 24. Voters should also be prepared to go through security, including a wellness check, when entering City Hall. A 24-hour secure drop box is located just outside the main entrance to City Hall.

06/24/2020

Ingham County Jail Battling COVID-19

On Friday 6-19-20 a civilian jail kitchen worker did not feel well. She did not have a fever when she came to work, but left early. She subsequently had a COVID-19 test.

That same day we had 2 inmate workers from Post 10 also say they didn’t feel well. They were transferred to medical, remained there, and tested for COVID-19. Post 10 is where inmate workers reside inside the jail.

On Monday 6-22-20, the civilian contract employee reported she had tested positive for COVID-19. The kitchen was immediately shut down, and Post 10 was quarantined, including all dorms. All Post 10 inmates (30) were tested for COVID-19, as well as the additional civilian contract employees.

Today, all results are back and we have a total of 8 positive COVID-19 inmates. All being housed in medical. Only 1 of the 8 is symptomatic. 4 civilian employees and 22 inmates tested negative, with 1 civilian and 8 inmates testing positive.

The kitchen has been closed since Monday and has been staffed with contract employees from around the state and our deputies. All food is being made off site for now in other facilities and being shipped here for all 3 meals. Additional sanitizing for both kitchen and Post 10 have been occurring regularly.

We are also in the process of testing all our employees that work Post-10, and a couple other specialty positions.

We continue to work closely with the Ingham County Health Department, who staffs jail medical, to mitigate this situation.

Patrons of East Lansing bar asked to self-quarantine due to rising number of COVID-19 infectionsEAST LANSING, Mich. – Mo...
06/24/2020

Patrons of East Lansing bar asked to self-quarantine due to rising number of COVID-19 infections

EAST LANSING, Mich. – More people who recently visited Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bringing the outbreak total to 25. The Ingham County Health Department is now urging anyone who visited the East Lansing establishment June 12-20 to self-quarantine.

In addition to seeking testing, people who visited Harper’s June 12-20 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days since their visit. During the self-quarantine, people should stay home, self-monitor for symptoms and distance themselves from other household contacts like family and roommates.

“Given the number of cases in this outbreak, we consider this a higher risk exposure than a typical visit to a restaurant or bar,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “There are likely more people infected with COVID-19 not yet identified. We need help from people who went to Harper’s during the exposure dates so that we can contain the outbreak. We need everyone exposed to stay home.”

Those who are tested and test negative should continue the self-quarantine because of the possibility of a false negative result. Essential workers may be exempted from self-quarantine by their employers so long as the employer has strict protocols in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

All of the people with cases linked to Harper’s are between the ages of 18 and 23. Some have permanent residence in other Michigan counties. None have been hospitalized. Most have mild symptoms. Four are asymptomatic.

Many options are available for coronavirus testing in the community. People can contact their primary care physician or visit a no-cost testing site. A list is available on the State of Michigan’s website: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, people should maintain a distance of 6 feet away from others, wear a mask or face covering, wash their hands, and stay home if ill.

UPDATE: https://www.facebook.com/MeridianTownship/BREAKING NEWS:  Meridian Township to Hold Press Conference on Internal...
06/24/2020
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BREAKING NEWS: Meridian Township to Hold Press Conference on Internal Investigation

WHAT: Meridian Township Manager Frank L. Walsh and Meridian Township Fire Chief Mike Hamel will hold a press conference today regarding an internal investigation of racial comments published through social media channels.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm

WHERE: Virtual Press Conference via Zoom
https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 883 7906 1743
Password: 5151

WHO: Open to the public and media

WHY: Meridian Township is proud of our diverse community. Over the past few years, we have taken great steps to increase our diverse workforce. Diversity is the soul of our community.

Much to our dismay, it is alleged that on June 22, 2020, a member of our Meridian Township Fire Department made several comments on Facebook that stained the soul of our community. Not only are the comments abhorrent, they do not in any way represent who we are as a community. The comments were forwarded to us by a woman who resides in Virginia. Obviously, she strongly objected to the post. We thank for her for the courage to do the right thing.

Rather than hide from what has transpired, we believe it is critical for our community to hear from us. To that end, we have scheduled a 3:30 pm press conference today to offer our sentiment and apology to our community and every African American.

You can join us today at 3:30 pm EST on Zoom for a full presentation of what has occurred.

Frank L. Walsh

Township Manager

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Coronavirus cases linked to East Lansing barLANSING, Mich. – At least 14 people who recently visited Harper's Restaurant...
06/23/2020
Coronavirus - Test

Coronavirus cases linked to East Lansing bar

LANSING, Mich. – At least 14 people who recently visited Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub June 12-20 have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health department advises people who were at the East Lansing establishment June 12-20 to watch for symptoms of the respiratory disease.

People with symptoms, which may develop up to 14 days after exposure, should seek immediate testing for COVID-19. People without symptoms may also request testing. Asymptomatic infections do occur and can be contagious. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath and fever.

“Anyone could have COVID-19. You never know because some people with coronavirus are not yet sick, and some people never have signs of the disease,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “We need people to treat every person they encounter as a potential carrier. That means wearing masks and keeping 6 feet away from others. I strongly urge everyone to take precautions so that we can keep infections down and keep businesses open.”

Inspectors from the Ingham County Health Department found Harper’s following appropriate safety procedures related to employees, restaurant capacity and table spacing. Harper’s voluntarily opted to close temporarily late Monday to implement a program to eliminate lines and to modify its HVAC system.

All of the people with cases linked to Harper’s are between the ages of 19 and 23. Approximately half are connected to Michigan State University (MSU). Some have permanent residence in other Michigan counties. The increase in Ingham County COVID-19 cases reported for June 22 was the largest the county has seen since May 27.

“We know that the virus can be spread when people are in close proximity to each other and are not wearing face coverings. These positive cases underscore the importance of personal responsibility among our students, faculty and staff, and taking the necessary steps to protect ourselves and others from the unnecessary transmission of COVID-19. This includes wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces and avoiding large gatherings,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of our Spartan community impacted by this virus and we wish them a speedy recovery. We will continue working in partnership with the health department to facilitate any necessary contact tracing and redouble our efforts to educate our community on the importance of the preventative measures we all should be taking.”

Many options are available for coronavirus testing in the community. People can contact their primary care physician or visit a no-cost testing site: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, people should maintain a distance of 6 feet away from others, wear a mask or face covering, wash their hands, and stay home if ill.

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