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WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation's governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government's role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of hard-hit states n…

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Officials at North Ottawa Community Hospital say they are thrilled with the donations already coming through their doors.

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Michigan’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,791 on Tuesday, and the death toll is 24.

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Dr. Jason Charnley of Lakeshore Orthodontics posted a video on Facebook on Monday saying that one of the employees in the practice’s Grand Haven office has tested positive for COVID-19.

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday issued a statewide stay-at-home order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with exemptions for certain workers, outdoor exercise and trips to the grocery store or hospital.

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More than two dozen people have been tested for COVID-19 at North Ottawa Community Hospital’s remote test site, as of Wednesday afternoon, according to health system spokesperson Jennifer VanSkiver.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home, restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system.

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DETROIT — Michigan signed off on $20 million in grants and loans to more than 1,000 small businesses harmed by the coronavirus while the number of reported cases rose dramatically Thursday to 334 in the state, including three deaths.

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CHICAGO — Rachael Stewart is planning to meet her second child, a baby boy, in about four weeks. A name is chosen, a doula is selected and flights are booked for her out-of-state mother to be in attendance for the birth.

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A new website offers a variety of resources for Ottawa County residents who are looking to offer help and those in need of a little support throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) event.

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WEST OLIVE — The first of what will be daily press conferences focused on the local response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was hosted Monday at the Ottawa County Administrative Building's board room.

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LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a sweeping order Monday banning dine-in customers at restaurants and closing all bars, movie theaters, gyms and other sports facilities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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It is a human wildfire and each of us feels like a dry leaf, praying the wind blows in the other direction. The flames of this COVID-19 virus are ripping through every institution we have in America, schools, sports, businesses, religious services. Many have never felt so vulnerable. We are …

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LOS ANGELES — At St. Frances X. Cabrini Roman Catholic Church in Yucaipa, California, the holy water fonts have been left dry. Parishioners must now bring their own water and ask the priest to bless it.

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When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday night that all of Michigan’s K-12 schools would close through April 6, it sent a shock wave through parents around the area.

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Update (Saturday, 1 p.m.): St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spring Lake has made the decision to cancel its Sunday morning service. According to its website, St. John's Lutheran will hold its service as planned. 

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As confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rise in Michigan, health officials offered advice for residents who are concerned about the symptoms.