Sen. Johnson holding COVID-19 tele-town hall on Tuesday

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson announced that she will host a coronavirus (COVID-19) tele-town hall on Tuesday, April 14.

Joining Johnson will be Dr. Mary Marshall of Grand Blanc and Stephanie Glidden from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

“I am holding this tele-town hall meeting to help answer people’s questions about the virus, our state’s response efforts to it and what people can do to help protect themselves and their families,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “We can also answer questions people may have about unemployment benefits if their job has been affected by the governor’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.”

The tele-town hall will take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Residents wishing to participate may join the meeting by calling 1-855-756-7520 and entering extension 58642#.

The Senate recently approved $150 million in state and federal funds to help fight the spread of COVID-19. President Trump has also approved a major disaster declaration for Michigan and Gov. Whitmer has issued several executive orders, including orders closing school buildings for the rest of the school year and directing people to stay at home except for limited essential exemptions.

Residents who are unable to participate are encouraged to contact Johnson’s office at 517-373-1636 or via email at [email protected].

For information about COVID-19 and the state’s response to the pandemic, visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus. The state has also launched a hotline about COVID-19. Residents with any questions about the virus can call 1-888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

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