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Guidance From Elected Officials

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COVID-19 Government Guidance 


Congressman Fred UptonFred Upton 113th Congress photo

Coronavirus resource guides from Congressman Upton: 

Coronavirus Resources for Southwest Michigan

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness 

Direct Financial Assistance

Coronavirus Stimulus Bill for Education Professionals, Families and Individuals 



State Senator Kim LaSataKim LaSata Headshot

Senator LaSata was elected in November 2018 to represent the people of the 21st Senate District in Southwest Michigan, which includes Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties. 

Latest news from Senator LaSata:

Open MI Safely - Senate Republican Plan

Southwest Michigan businesses tell of impact from state’s COVID-19 response - June 3, 2020

LaSata bill to help villages deal with delinquent taxes  - May 27, 2020

Supporting addtional funding for front-line workers, others affected by COVID-19 - May 13, 2020



State Representative Pauline WendzelPauline Wendzel Headshot Website

State Representative Pauline Wendzel represents the 79th District, which includes part of Berrien County including the cities of Coloma, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Bridgman and Watervliet, as well as the townships of Bainbridge, Benton, Coloma, Hagar, Lake Charter, Lincoln, Royalton, St. Joseph and Watervliet. Representative Wendzel recently supported a $25 million emergency budget action plan addressing challenges due to Coronavirus.  

Coronavirus resources from Representative Wendzel:

Latest Michigan updates, new cases and resources 

How to protect yourself, and what to do if you're sick 



Governor Gretchen WhitmerGretchen Whitmer Headshot

In the News: 

MI Safe Start Plan 

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Capacity for Disaster Relief Child Care Services for Essential Workforce

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Orders Reopening More Regions, Economic Sectors Under MI Safe Start Plan

Governor Whitmer Rolls Back COVID-19 Executive Orders on FOIA, Hospital Capacity, and Ambulances, MDHHS Loosens Visitation Rules in Hospitals

Governor Whitmer Rescinds Safer at Home Order, Moves Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan


Guidance for Individuals to determine if they can leave home.

Guidance for Businesses to determine who can perform in-person work.

Visit the Department of Homeland Security web page (here) for details on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce definitions (pdf). 

Unemployment Benefits 

Headspace - Stay Home, Stay MIndful 


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