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MARQUETTE – UP Home Health & Hospice announced on Tuesday that “Dancing with our stars the Marquette County way” will be postponed to May 2023 due to the high level of COVID-19 cases in the region.

This event, which benefits the UP Hospice Foundation, began in 2013 and was the only fundraiser for the hospice foundation, UP Home Health & Hospice said in a press release.

“It is the hope of everyone involved that by 2023 we will be able to fill the Forest Roberts Theater again and deliver the fun and excitement that this show has always brought since its inception,” It said.

Although it was a difficult decision to postpone DWOS Superheroes & Villains Edition to May 24 and 25, 2023, the agency said it was made for the well-being of dancing couples, dance professionals, coordinators logistics and the community.

All sponsorships will carry over to the 2023 performance. Anyone who purchased tickets for the show and wants to plan early for next year’s ticket sales can keep their existing seats and use them for the 2023 show.

For more information or to request a refund on tickets, call UP Home Health & Hospice at 906-225-4545.

To support the UP Hospice Foundation, visit https://uphomehealth.org/hospice-foundation/.

NMU informs students about COVID

Kerri Schuiling, acting president of Northern Michigan University, issued an update on COVID-19 to students, faculty and staff on Tuesday.

She reported “good news on the COVID-19 front.”

“Dr. Bob Lorinser, Medical Director of the Marquette County Health Department, reported that COVID-19 cases have dropped approximately 30% over the past week and 50% since the peak of the outbreak. – an indication that the omicron outbreak may have peaked in our region,” Schuiling said. “Hospitalizations have remained stable. If the COVID numbers continue to decline, the Executive Board and I will review the current pandemic protocols we have in place to determine if some of the restrictions can be lifted. »

Schuiling said one of the reasons the NMU conducts weekly surveillance testing is to identify the number of COVID-19 infections on campus, both symptomatic and asymptomatic.

“Fortunately, so far we have had relatively low positivity rates, 1.87% in the first week and 2.3% in the second,” Schuiling said. “We are still experiencing delays in receiving test results from the lab, but turnaround time is improving.”

She asked anyone who was tested and became symptomatic before their results were returned to contact the NMU Health Center at 906-227-2355 for advice from NMU medical staff on measures. to take.

Schuiling said that in light of declining COVID-19 cases in the region and NMU’s low positivity rate in surveillance testing, the Executive Council on Monday approved authorization for student organizations in the NMU to resume in-person meetings on campus, provided all group members wear their KN95 masks properly and meetings are held in rooms large enough to maintain social distancing.

The Student Enrichment Center, 906-227-2439, [email protected]; the Northern Center and Events Office, 906-227-2623, [email protected]; and NMU Security, 906-227-2151; can help student groups develop safe in-person meeting plans, she said.

Schuiling touched on vaccinations and restoration credit.

“I’ve been asked if Northern still provides the $100 dining credit to NMU students, faculty, and staff who share their primary vaccination information with Northern, and the answer is yes, we still do,” she said. “If you recently completed your primary vaccination (two shots from Pfizer or Moderna, one shot from Johnson & Johnson), upload a copy of your vaccination card to the Bridge system. Once reviewed by NMU Health Center medical staff, you will receive the $100 dining credit, which you can use at any dining hall on campus by swiping your Wildcat ID card at checkout.

The credit does not apply to booster shots at this time, she said.

Schuiling also released the schedule for the next distribution of KN95 replacement masks:

≤ For students in the University Residence and Woodland Park Apartments, the distribution will take place on Thursday and Friday. Masks will be distributed to student residence mailboxes from Thursday afternoon until 3 p.m. Friday for The Woods, Meyland, Magers, Hunt, Van Antwerp, Spalding and Woodland Park.

≤ For students, faculty and staff not in residence, distribution will be 8am-6pm Monday at Hedgcock, 8am-5pm Monday at Jacobetti Complex, 8am-5pm Tuesday at Northern Center and 4-7 p.m. at the NMU Police Department.

“If your KN95 is too tight or too loose, go to the NMU Police Department where there are a variety of KN95 and KF94 masks in different sizes,” Schuiling said.

His update included a video on how clean KN95 masks are in a paper bag. Paper bags are available at residence hall receptions, the Dean of Students’ office, and the NMU Police Department this week, and at all mask distribution sites next week.

Agency offering free masks

Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties announced they have free KN95 masks available to the public at their Escanaba and Menominee offices.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services provided the masks.

“In light of the current surge in new infections, public health officials believe the use of N95 or KN95 masks is the best option, followed by a surgical mask, then a cloth mask,” PHDMC announced this in a recent Facebook post.

Masks are available at both offices during normal business hours.

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