The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association sent an open letter to the American public March 24 urging them to stay at home to help slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As Michigan enters the third week responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests on topics such as executive actions, funding, testing and supplies.
MHA In The News | March 24
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | March 23
As the state, country and world grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, readers will note that the MHA Monday Report contains fewer articles than usual. Once the danger of the disease has been mitigated, the newsletter will again provide information from across the association.
Due to a national shortage of testing materials and personal protection equipment for healthcare workers, Michigan residents are encouraged to stay home and not seek 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing if they are not exhibiting symptoms or are only mildly sick.  
Michigan hospitals are mobilizing to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the MHA has been working with state and federal partners to secure critical funding for these unexpected and already enormous costs.
In light of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the MHA is working to curtail gatherings that might contribute to circulation of the disease. 
Member News | March 20
On behalf of all Michigan’s hospitals, the MHA expresses our condolences to the loved ones and families of those individuals who have passed away from COVID-19.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on Executive Order 2020-16, which establishes the creation of disaster relief child care centers to help the families of essential workers, including healthcare workers.
As Michigan enters the second week of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests on topics of emergency preparedness, testing and supplies.
MHA In The News | March 18
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on the actions taken by Governor Whitmer, the state House of Representatives and the state Senate to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MHA hosted a conference call with media March 16 to address the most recent 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) activity affecting hospitals and communities.
Member News | March 17
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | March 16
Michigan hospitals and health systems are monitoring developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely and are working diligently with state and federal agencies to appropriately respond to COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on Executive Order 2020-7, which provides important clarifications to the visitor and screening requirements for healthcare facilities related to COVID-19.
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 16.
Member News | March 14
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement on hospital emergency response plans that include surge capacity procedures to address an influx of patients.
The Legislature passed a fiscal year 2020 supplemental spending bill that includes $50 million in new funding for Michigan hospitals through the first outpatient Medicaid fee increase since 2002.
Member News | March 13
This event has been canceled. More information will be made available at a later time. The MHA Health Community Conversations: Opioids and Addiction presentation features acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones, who authored Dreamland.
Member News | March 12
Media outlets from across Michigan included interviews or statements from the MHA following the confirmation of the first two presumed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan March 10.
MHA In The News | March 12
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