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Tuesday, 2020 Mar 24th

Less than 12 hours after Gov. Whitmer announced the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order to prevent people from spreading coronavirus, Saline City Council declined to approve a development and utilities service agreement with M/I Homes of Michigan, developer of the proposed Andelina Farms residential development west of town.

With three members of council using Zoom to participate remotely in the meeting, council voted 6-0 to decline the agreement - at least for now. Councillor Jack Ceo was absent.


Monday, 2020 Mar 23rd

During these trying times the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce realizes the challenges we’re all up against---particularly in food service sector with all of our restaurants now being shut down for indoor dining.  It’s a competitive industry and many of our food service providers are facing the prospect of not being able to financially survive this latest crisis.

Workers at the Saline Ruby Tuesday restaurant have been told the restaurant will not reopen with the coronavirus threat recedes.

Workers learned of their fate Sunday. Some workers were invited to work Monday to help clean the facility.


“This morning's announcement of Governor Whitmer's latest executive order, 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' is important for several reasons. While it doesn't fundamentally change many of the mitigation provisions established in her previous executive orders, Stay Home, Stay Safe does send a strong message that our best chance for successfully stopping the spread and mitigating the harm caused by COVID-19 is for all of us to do our part to keep our families, neighbors, and communities safe.” - Sheriff Jerry Clayton


St. Joseph Mercy Health System has temporarily closed its urgent care facility located in the plaza at Moon Road and Michigan Avenue in Saline.

The announcement was made on Facebook.

"In order to minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19, St. Joe's is consolidating resources to better protect our patients. Therefore, St. Joseph Mercy Saline Urgent Care is closed until April 6," the posting read.

The post recommended the following facilities:


Maureen's Designs, located in downtown Saline, is closing.

Owner Maureen White-Goeman announced the store closure Saturday on her personal Facebook page.

Announcing that Maureen's Designs is consolidating our two locations. We will now be located full time at our Chelsea store, 103 N. Main St. Our services and contact information will remain the same. We will continue to provide quality flowers, plants, and permanent botanicals to our customers. We'll still be delivering to Saline, and neighboring communities. Thank you all for a wonderful 13 years!!

Downtown Saline

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered Michigan residents to "stay home" to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

But there are many exceptions in the executive order. Here they are:

Individuals may leave their home or place of residence, and travel as necessary:


 Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.  



We hope this email finds you in good health. It’s been a wild ride these past few weeks with everything changing quickly and having to adjust to a “new normal”. We wanted to check in with our community. We understand that the news is full of negativity, limitations to our everyday life, and fear regarding COVID-19, and we do not want to be another source of this. 


Sunday, 2020 Mar 22nd

Washtenaw County Health Department is reporting the first local death attributed to COVID-19. The individual was an elderly, adult male with underlying health conditions. He was hospitalized yesterday and passed away today at Michigan Medicine.


Saturday, 2020 Mar 21st

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-20, which makes clear that all facilities that provide non-essential personal care services must temporarily close. These services include hair, nail, tanning, massage, spa, tattoo, body art and piercing services, and similar services that require individuals to be within 6 feet of each other. This order does not apply to services necessary for medical treatment as determined by a licensed medical provider.


The Washtenaw County Health Department has reported that Washtenaw County has a total of 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of 12pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  As a result, and to continue efforts to slow the spread of the virus, the City of Saline is taking the next steps after closing City facilities earlier in the week.  As of Monday, March 23, 2020, all non-essential staff will be working


Loreos Easter treats for sale. Buy chocolates to fill your Easter baskets. You can buy one for yourself for a little pick-me-up which we could all use right now.  You can email me at [email protected] or call (734)-429-0620 to place your order.  Local delivery available 

Friday, 2020 Mar 20th

In the age of Covid19 and with full awareness that community spread is happening in Michigan, we are taking measures to keep all of our clients and staff members safe and healthy, while continuing to provide counseling services that are sorely needed during this pandemic.


Officials from Comcast say vandalism may be the cause of Thursday's disruption television, phone and internet service.

Residents in Saline and Manchester were without service from about 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.. The outage disrupted businesses, inconvenienced people working from home, and left families, bound to their homes due to the coronavirus outbreak, without normal access to entertainment.

Comcast engineers and technicians spent the evening working in drizzling rain during a pandemic to restore service.

Police & Fire

Because there is evidence of community spread, the Washtenaw County Health Department is no longer naming public low-risk exposure locations. Residents can assume there is a possibility the virus may be present when they are in public places in the community. The Health Department is not announcing evidence of community spread to cause panic, but to reinforce that people should be taking all recommended prevention measures.


Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-17, which imposes temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures beginning as soon as possible but no later than March 21, 2020 at 5:00pm. 

Executive Order 2020-17 states that hospitals, freestanding surgical outpatient facilities, and dental facilities, and all state-operated outpatient facilities, must implement a plan to temporarily postpone all non-essential procedures until the termination of the COVID-19 state of emergency.  


The Legislature met one day this week and has scheduled tentative sessions for one day per week during the coronavirus public health emergency, which will only take place if there is a specific need. In coming weeks the Roll Call Report will feature recently introduced bill of interest.

House Bill 4729, Authorize COVID-19 epidemic response spending: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March


The Saline Post was provided with video and audio of Washtenaw Metro dispatch talking about an "MDOP" (malicious destruction of property) case that disrupted the service of more than 5,000 customers. According to the dispatcher, "apparently an unknown subject cut the fiber optic cable."