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MIRS Monday, April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

It's high-tension time for grocery store workers as five of their Michigan colleagues have died from COVID-19. Amy Drumm, legislative director for the Michigan Retailers Association, said some employees are afraid to come to work. There's not enough gloves and masks for medical workers, let alone for clerks and stockers. Grocers are losing staff despite the lack of jobs elsewhere and the bumped-up pay they're offering.

Also, staying pent up for the last three weeks "sucks" says T.J. Bucholz from Vanguard Public Affairs, but he argues why it's important. He and the rest of the MIRS team also share interesting news items they read over the weekend. The group responds to Uncle Chuck in Barry County, who wants only certain areas of the state quarantined.

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