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COVID-19 Trend Is Downward

The COVID-19 cases in Michigan and Berrien County are headed down. Berrien County Health Department Health Officer Nicki Britten says there are roughly 100 new cases a day in the county, down from 165 a few weeks

Healthy Michigan Plan Passes 850,000 Enrolees

The Healthy Michigan Plan has passed 850,000 enrolees. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released the following: The Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage to more than 850,000 low-income residents for the first

Upton Praises Pfizer For Vaccine Effort

Congressman Fred Upton is praising drug maker Pfizer and all of its staff who have made a COVID-19 vaccine possible. He tells WSJM News their efforts have been Herculean. “Collectively, we actually have a vaccine that’s being

Health Department Preparing For Vaccine Arrival

The first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Berrien County very soon. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad spoke with WSJM News about the plans. “It is going straight to Lakeland’s hospital

State Updates COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its COVID-19 vaccine website. The department has released the following: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated information in its priority groups for

Restaurants Fear Going Under

Continued restrictions have caused growing concerns for restaurant and hotel operators. While they remain in limbo, Justin Winslow, President and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association says some of the decisions by Governor Whitmer and

Niles Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A 32-year-old Niles man is facing several charges for child pornography. Joshua Zehfus was arraigned December 10 for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, distribution and manufacture of said material, and using a computer to commit

Governor Talks Holiday Safety With Santa

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has posted a video of her, some children, and Santa Claus talking about COVID safety for the holidays. The governor’s office has released the following: As Michigan kids gear up for the holiday season, Governor