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Sunday, 2020 Mar 29th

Data released by the Washtenaw County Health Department Sunday shows the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 increase from three to five, and the number of cases jumping by 46 to 233.

The health department releases the data every day on its website.

The number of people listed as recovered increased from 13 to 15.

In Michigan, the number of cases increased to 5486 - 836 more than yesterday. The state also reported 21 new deaths, bringing the total to 132.

Health

Saturday, 2020 Mar 28th

Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart issued the following instructions on the Saline Police Department's Facebook Page.

Please keep an eye on the weather throughout the evening and early morning hours. We have a chance of thunderstorm(s) which normally would not prompt a post from us.

However, the basement of the Police Department / Municipal building is designated as a severe weather / tornado shelter and we are in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic.

Police & Fire

Last night, President Trump approved Governor Whitmer’s request for a Major Disaster declaration in Michigan. The declaration means that Michigan is now eligible for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programming to provide relief for Michiganders impacted by the COVID-19 virus and measures to slow the spread of the virus. While Michigan made a broad request for aid in every Individual Assistance and Public Assistance program from the Indi

Health

Friday, 2020 Mar 27th

Saline Area Social Service is taking donations from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday morning. The community social assistance agency, which has seen its activity double over the last two weeks, is located at 224 W. Michigan Ave., at the corner of Michigan and Mills. For those who wish to donate money, click here.

Here's a list of good needed:

Here’s our latest list of pantry priorities, updated 3/26:

Community

157 Washtenaw County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. Friday. Yesterday, that number was 92. A week ago it was 16. The majority of these new cases were not related to travel, meaning these individuals were exposed to the virus locally. Assume when you're in public that the virus may be present.

Health

It was a great year. An ‘herstoric’ year, as Coach Leigh Ann Roehm will tell you.

The Saline girls basketball team tied a program record with 18 regular-season wins, going 18-2. They won their first district championship since 2013. When they beat Wayne Memorial in the regional semifinal on March 10, they won their program-record 22nd game of the season. The victory propelled Saline to the sweet 16 and to the chance to play for their first regional championship against Brighton on March 12.

Sports

 

NOTICE FOR THE WORK MEETING OF
THE SALINE CITY COUNCIL

 

Government

PKSA is going LIVE & VIRTUAL! Join for some fun online karate! Starts MONDAY, MARCH 30th

Schools

Thursday, 2020 Mar 26th

While all aspects of the executive order are to be followed and law enforcement is interested in violations, we are asking callers to be mindful of the limited law enforcement resources available to respond to all calls for service. We ask that you focus on behaviors that pose serious risk to public safety and that may exacerbate community spread.

Police & Fire

A Statement from the City of Saline City Health Official, Dr. Yuktanand Singh regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Thinking that only older people and those with underlying comorbidities are at highest risk makes the young people feel that they are not at risk. This is a great misunderstanding.

EVERYONE is at risk of catching and spreading the COVID-19 infection. This includes all ages. It includes YOU. Behave as if you may have the infection. Treat everyone else as if they may be infected.

Health

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to the president requesting a major disaster declaration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government

The City of Saline has officially closed park playground equipment.

The usage of parks and natural areas is limited to activities that do not involve direct contact with others. This includes hiking, walking, running and cycling. People should practice social distancing during these activities. People who are ill are asked to not visit the parks.

Gatherings are not permitted in the parks unless they are gatherings of people living in a single household.

The following park amenities are closed through April 13.

Recreation

Saline Area Schools music teachers have been helping us live through the Great Shut Down by sharing wonderful solo performances on social media. 

But Saline Middle School orchestra teacher Ben Culver has taken it to a new level with this one - a rendition of Bad Guy by Billie Ellish.

Arts & Entertainment

The Spring 2020 Vendor Guide for our canceled show is now available below. Some special deals and a lot of contact information for our special crafters. Your favorite ones will appreciate you messaging them or visiting their FB page. Many have special deals on shipping or discounts on purchases. We encourage you to support them in this special time.

Arts & Entertainment

Here's the latest update on offerings from Saline-area restaurants. 

Salt Springs Brewery, 117 S. Ann Arbor St. (Menu here)

Biwako Sushi, 1355 E. Michigan. (Menu here)

Food, Drinks & Fun

Wednesday, 2020 Mar 25th

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce in Saline looking for a new full-time executive director.

According to a posting by the chamber:

The TCF Bank in Saline is closed temporarily.

Customers called The Saline Post after finding doors locked Wednesday.

According to spokesperson for TCF, the bank was closed for precautionary reasons after an employee showed symptoms of coronavirus.

Customers were directed to use online banking and apps or to visit the branches at:

  • 3839 Carpenter in Ypsilanti.
  • 125 Briarwood Circle in Ann Arbor.

 

Business

Critical service providers, businesses must use screening, social distancing to limit potential spread

Health

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