social distancing

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There are a number of state functions impacted by the implementation of safety measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

All 131 Michigan Secretary of State branch offices are closed. For the time being, the Secretary of State is unable to provide in-person transactions and renewals by mail. Services are available online at, but processing may be delayed.

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Schools have been closed to increase social distancing. But now that kids are home, what rules apply to them?

Most kids want to play with their neighborhood friends and plan playdates. When it comes to the spread of COVID-19, Doctor Sharon Swindell, President of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics says you need to consider that children can transmit disease even if they’re not very sick themselves.