COVID-19 Update – October 15, 2020

News on Michigan’s coronavirus front has been scarce since the MI supreme court ruling and subsequent MDHHS health safety orders. So, we did a little digging into the data posted daily at

It appears that the onset of colder weather has caused daily new cases to creep upward. And with the increases in cases comes an increase in the average positivity rate. Prior to October 3, our 5-day average positivity rate was holding steady between 3.0% and 3.5%. However, on October 10, the daily positivity rate rose above 4.0% for the first time since September 9; and it’s remained over 4.0% ever since. In fact, our current 5-day average positivity rate sits at 4.38%.

Many believe these increases are due to several causes, including colder temperatures pushing more people indoors and the public’s shift in focus away from masks and social distancing. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that both measurements moving in the wrong direction is cause for concern.

At Extend Your Reach, we take the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously. That’s why we continue to follow established safety and social distancing protocols. Staff who are able to work from home continue to do so; and staff who work in our buildings complete health checks every morning as they arrive.

If you prefer to visit us in person, we ask that you wear a mask and complete a health check when you arrive. If you’d prefer to meet virtually, we’re happy to connect that way as well. Either way, EYR is here and ready to help … however you need us. Check out our services online at or reach out to discuss how we can work together to grow your business: or 800-887-1959.

Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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