COVID-19 cases on rise in Mid-Michigan

Michigan’s stay-at-home order was not extended by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after June 12, opening the possibility for students to return to classes, allowing restaurants and bars to open in person dining, and retail stores to open with safety restrictions in place. 

Since then, COVID-19 cases in the state have been on the rise in mid-Michigan, and statewide according the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 data. CDC guidelines have been released on how to mitigate the virus, but ideas differ based on what is happening in each community, in which health professionals and experts are being put to the task on finding ways that work for their community.  

Courtesy of Jad Safadi

The question remains: Is it safe to resume certain activities, like dining out, going to public gatherings and shopping? Central Michigan University associate professor, and Division Director of Health Administration at CMU, Nailya Delellis said that financial reasons and quality of education are some wide-spread attempt to bring students back to college campuses, but still had some doubts about this being a possibility as cases are rising in the mid-Michigan area. Courtesy of Jad Safadi

“The National Institute of Health (NIH) in March stated that virus may stay on surfaces up to three days; how many people will be touching same door handle in a dorm or in a classroom,” said Delellis.  “If classes starts on Aug. 17, and if according to World Health Organization (WHO) incubation period is from five to six to 14 days, you will see a spike by the end of August.

Dart Container Corp. to make red solo cups in Mason

Story by Lauren Kroll
Video by BriAnn Harvey
Mason Times staff writers

MASON − Local company Dart Container Corp. bought Solo Cup Company for $1 billion on March 21 and will begin producing the iconic “red party cup” once the transaction closes in six months. A freight container can be used for storing goods or equipment. Since its opening in the 1970s, Dart’s headquarters has been based in Mason, Mich.  Michigan-based Dart Container Corp.