Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants classrooms reopened by March 1, but  COVID vaccinations could make all the difference for school staff and students. (Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Michigan’s March Deadline to Resume Classroom Instruction Sets Off Race for Vaccination

Parents are eager to get kids back in the classroom, and vaccinations could make the transition safer for everyone.

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Michigan’s Daily Data: Where COVID Cases, Deaths, Recoveries, Vaccinations Stand Today

The ‘Gander is tracking the daily status of the coronavirus and its treatment in Michigan. Here’s what today looks like.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with students, teachers and administrators about how to safely re-open schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. As the number of COVID-19 cases surge across southern states like Florida, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Arizona, Trump joined with guests from across the country to discuss how to responsibly return to the classroom. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Betsy DeVos Asked Congress to Defend Her Legacy. Michiganders Want It Reversed.

In her farewell letter to Congress, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for the incoming administration's education policies to be blocked. But Michiganders are against her.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun gets vaccinated to continue her work in emergency medicine alongside charting Michigan coronavirus policy.
Keep Going Michigan: The Largest Vaccination Campaign in Human History Is Here

The ambitious vaccination campaign will define 2021 as much as the pandemic defined 2020. Here's how Michiganders can do their part.

Christy Hester of Twin Lake turned her late husband's glasses into a snowman ornament.
How One Woman’s Holiday Ornament Encapsulates All of the Grief of 2020

A teacher from Twin Lake lost her husband in January, and a pandemic upended her mourning. But she’s found beauty in this dark year, and commemorated it in a touching way.

The vaccine race is heating up in the final weeks of 2020.
An Inside Look at Michigan’s Journey to a COVID-19 Vaccine

A Kalamazoo production plant is gearing up to distribute tens of thousands of vaccines doses across the country.

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Coronavirus Vaccine: How Michigan’s Pfizer Plant Will Be Involved

A new vaccine that will be produced in Kalamazoo is showing effectiveness, and the process of inoculating the world may be underway by year's end. But for now, at least, the pandemic is far from over.