The state health department is working on a pilot program with libraries to give out free testing kits for Michiganders.
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The state of Michigan is currently dealing with record highs in both coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, but health officials fear the peak is still weeks away.
Michigan's record high COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations could peak in late January or early February before beginning to drop, state health officials said Tuesday, while urging residents to help control the height of the crest.
The state health department is warning residents about the discovery of the omicron variant.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department have been notified of the first Michigan case of the Omicron Variant found in a Kent County resident.
As of Friday, Nov. 19, 10.5 percent of Michigan children between the age of 5 and 11 have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human services.
More than 70 percent of Michiganders ages 16 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state health department.
The state health department is reminding Michiganders to take preventative steps against the spread of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).
With a rise in cases just before many mid-Michigan students head off to possible spring break destinations there's growing concern among schools to revert back to remote classes once vacation is over. A local superintendent said it's a fluid situation.