Wayne County Coronavirus Update – May 19.


The first public Mass in Detroit happened today at St. Aloysius Church in Downtown. The mass hosted about two dozen people to worship. The service was led by Father Mario Amore.

All registered voters in the State of Michigan will be mailed absentee ballot applications. The absentee ballots will provide everyone equal access to voting, regardless of health concerns involved with polling stations. The absentee system has been heavily criticized by republican leaders because they say it opens the process to fraud. Democrats say the criticism is only based on the notion that most absentee ballots go to democratic candidates.

The US-Canada Border will continue to be closed until June 21 to nonessential travel. The travel restrictions are part of an effort to limit the spread between the two countries. As of today, the United States has more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. Canada has 80,434 confirmed cases.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released an executive order, mandating restrictions for businesses as the Michigan economy slowly reopens. The order outlines the need for every business to have a COVID-19 plan for reopening that involves training staff, escalating cleaning procedures, and restricting visits among other regulations.

Michigan has reported a total of 52,350 cases of COVID-19. The state of Michigan also has seen 5,017 deaths related to COVID-19 complications. Wayne County reports 160 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases for Wayne County is 19,427.

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