Guidance From Elected Officials

COVID-19 Government Guidance 


Congressman Fred UptonFred Upton 113th Congress photo

Coronavirus resource guides from Congressman Upton: 

Coronavirus Resources for Southwest Michigan

Direct Financial Assistance

Coronavirus Stimulus Bill for Education Professionals, Families and Individuals 



State Senator Kim LaSataKim LaSata Headshot

Senator LaSata was elected in November 2018 to represent the people of the 21st Senate District in Southwest Michigan, which includes Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties. 

Latest news from Senator LaSata:

Open MI Safely - Senate Republican Plan

Press Releases  




State Representative Pauline WendzelPauline Wendzel Headshot Website

State Representative Pauline Wendzel represents the 79th District, which includes part of Berrien County including the cities of Coloma, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Bridgman and Watervliet, as well as the townships of Bainbridge, Benton, Coloma, Hagar, Lake Charter, Lincoln, Royalton, St. Joseph and Watervliet. Representative Wendzel recently supported a $25 million emergency budget action plan addressing challenges due to Coronavirus.  

Coronavirus resources from Representative Wendzel:

Latest Michigan updates, new cases and resources 

How to protect yourself, and what to do if you're sick 



Governor Gretchen WhitmerGretchen Whitmer Headshot

MI Safe Start Plan

State Orders & Directives


In the News: 

Governor Whitmer Signs $106 Million Bipartisan Relief Bill




Visit the Department of Homeland Security web page (here) for details on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce definitions (pdf). 

Unemployment Benefits 

Headspace - Stay Home, Stay MIndful 


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