COVID-19

Michigan needs big boost in coronavirus testing to reopen economy

The governor's stay-at-home order is currently set to expire April 30.

Michigan plans to begin reopening its economy in a little over a week. To do so safely, public health experts agree widespread testing for the coronavirus is key.

But a report in Bridge Magazine indicates there are still several roadblocks to safely sending people back to work.

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With chronic shortages of testing supplies, and no solutions on the near horizon, the state is not close to meeting testing benchmarks experts have set, making it difficult to predict which parts of the economy can safely reopen, and when.

Read the full story here.