l Pfizer has started a new clinical trial on a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, and it will be manufactured in Michigan. The initial manufacturing will take place at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo facility, the largest in the company’s network.
l In her Monday press conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expressed concern about the lack of social distancing at parks, namely Belle Isle, over the weekend. She warned that additional? measures, even closure of some state parks, may be necessary to prevent people from gathering.
l More than 650 bars and restaurants took part in the State’s liquor buyback program. Administered through the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, the? agency spent $3.3 million to support bars and restaurants closed or limited to? takeout and delivery options.
l Less than 10% of COVID-19 tests in Michigan on May 2 came back positive. In? the most recent data available, the state conducted over 10,000 tests on Saturday with only 8.8% coming back positive.
l One of every seven Michigan small businesses is not confident about surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of 1,300 small businesses polled by the Small Business Association of Michigan.
l Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan’s hospital network, announces it anticipates revenue loses of up to $230 million by the end of the fiscal year in June. The network also announces a combination of 1,400 furloughs and layoffs.
l Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan sends letters imploring Congresswoman Haley Stevens and Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow to ensure Livonia receives its fair share of funding in future municipal relief legislation from the Federal government.
l Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church delivers over 1,000 “Blessings in a Bag” to the Kirksey Recreation Center to be distributed to St. Mary Mercy Hospital personnel.
l Livonia residents Mary Ann and Julie Totchuk donate 145 handsewn masks to the City. The masks will be distributed based on need to Livonia first responders and to staff and residents at long-term care facilities in the City through the Together Livonia Cares initiative.
l Situation reports are provided daily. Visit our COVID-19 page for more resources and information, including a live dashboard updated with data from global health organizations, the State of Michigan, and Wayne County.
l Wayne County COVID-19 information line: (734) 287-7870
l Michigan COVID-19 health hotline: 1-888-535-6136
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