COVID Update – February 12, 2021

Last summer the metric everyone was watching—positivity rate. That’s because a positivity rate below 3% shows we have the infection rates under control. Then fall hit and positivity rates began climbing again. We are very happy to report that, as of Wednesday, the seven-day average positivity rate is down below 4%, the lowest since the fall surge. On top of that, over 1.3 million Michiganders have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and per new numbers from the White House, Michigan can expect a 16% increase in the number of vaccine doses we receive each week. That’s what we all like to see!

Michigan Must Be Doing Something Right

President Biden chose Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive for MDHHS, to be a member of the new national COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Dr, Khaldun joins 11 other individuals charged with issuing a range of recommendations to help inform the country’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Dr. Khaldun replied that is “so honored to be nominated by President Biden. There’s much work to do, but I am ready!”

While We Wait in Line for the Vaccine

Remember to keep social distancing, wearing masks, and washing your hands. Numbers are dropping quickly, but we still have work to do. And part of what Extend Your Reach does is help you reach your customers. We offer a full array of services, and we’d love to help your business thrive. We’re happy to meet in person or virtually. You can reach us at 800-887-1959 or


Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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