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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020 Contact: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders […]

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Michigan retailers warn lottery tickets lines are unsafe during coronavirus pandemic

Some are calling upon the state to shut down the sale of lottery tickets, saying it’s a nonessential business. They note that lottery tickets can be purchased online. “They’re endangering the store owners, the customers,” said Martin Manna, president of the Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for numerous stores in metro Detroit. “They’ve been asking: […]

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Governor Announces New Programs to Increase and Expand Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19; Benefits increased for all unemployed workers, expanded to self-employed and low-wage workers

Contact: Jason Moon, 517-282-0041 (media only) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state […]

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New unemployment filing schedule to help Michiganders apply for benefits

To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. The agency continues to see a historical increase in working families seeking emergency financial relief and this new schedule […]

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Secretary of State Alert

In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, all Secretary of State offices are closed until further notice to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect public health. Late fees will be waived during this period. Customers can complete many transactions using online services and can make an appointment for a future visit (subject to cancellation). Read Frequently […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020   Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all […]

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UIA Local Offices closed as of Wednesday, March 18, except for appointments

Beginning March 18, 2020, Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) local offices will be closed for visits from the public, except for customers with appointments. These changes will remain effective as long as necessary for the health and safety of the public. UIA offices will continue to serve the public and eligible employees are encouraged to apply […]

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A Message from our President to Clients and Members

Dear Clients and Members: As we all continue to work through new realities and uncertainties, I wanted to make you aware of conversations being held, partnerships being formed, and tangible steps being taken aimed at bringing solutions and relief to our community through both the Chaldean Community Foundation and the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. […]

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USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public

Michigan – Detroit Field Office USCIS Offices Temporarily Closed to the Public As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the […]

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