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Dear Friends,

As we work toward a transition back to normal life and Michigan businesses gear up for patrons returning, I want to remind residents of the importance of maintaining proper social distancing measures as we go about our daily lives.

As always, my office is open remotely and my staff and I are available to assist you. You may contact us by emailing [email protected] or by telephone at 1-855-347-8034. Let me know if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

Also, please check out my Facebook page for updates on what’s going on in our state’s Capitol.


Jon Bumstead
State Senator
34th District

Bumstead meets with Muskegon County officials to discuss flooding, actions moving forward

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Last week, I met with local officials in Muskegon to tour the damaged caused by recent flooding in Muskegon County and discuss avenues to mitigate future damage. We reviewed damage throughout the county and will continue to work to complete damage assessments.

We have seen record flooding across many communities in Michigan and my prayers go out to the families who have been affected by the floods. Officials continue to discuss the next steps toward repairing the damage and providing solutions for the future.

Residents who have been affected by the flooding should contact Muskegon County Emergency Management to report damage through a self-reporting survey. The survey, along with additional resources, can be found by clicking here.

In the news

Bumstead hosts virtual meetings with local officials

I will be participating in Zoom calls with local elected officials from each county I represent throughout the day today.

I’ll be providing updates and answering questions they have about the state’s response to COVID-19 and other state-level matters. I want to be sure my office is staying in contact with our local elected officials during this difficult time.

Newaygo County to provide PPE for businesses in need

Newaygo County Emergency Management has announced they have personal protective equipment (PPE) available and will be providing supplies to local businesses in need. Businesses should contact the emergency manager at 231-689-7354 for more details.

New online dashboard provides COVID-19 risk and trend data to inform Michigan Safe Start plan Heading Level 1

A new, online dashboard was launched on Wednesday. The dashboard visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and trends in Michigan and provides residents with important information about the pandemic status where they live and work.

The Michigan departments of health and human services and labor and economic opportunity and the University of Michigan developed the dashboard data, which is divided into Michigan Economic Recovery Committee regions.

Read more.

Recent executive orders

Whitmer signs executive order expanding COVID-19 testing sites

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-104, which expands the types of medical personnel that can order a test and creates a new category of community testing sites that offer testing to anyone with reason to be tested without an advance order, and without charging an out-of-pocket cost to any Michigander.

Under EO 2020-104, anyone who leaves their home for work, or has symptoms of COVID-19, may receive a test at a community testing location without securing a doctor’s order in advance. Medical personnel will be available to order testing upon arrival.

Read more.

Previous executive orders

Executive Order 2020-97 — Additional safeguards to protect Michigan’s workers from COVID-19.

Executive Order 2020-98 — Declaration of state of emergency as a result of the flooding and dam failures in Midland County.

Executive Order 2020-99 — Declaration of state of emergency and state of disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive Order 2020-100 — Amending certain previously issued executive orders to clarify their duration.

Executive Order 2020-101 — Extending the expiration date for watercraft registration.

Executive Order 2020-102 — Temporary relief from standard vapor pressure restrictions on gasoline sales.

Executive Order 2020-103 — Providing alterative notice of public hearings under Michigan’s tax abatement statutes.

Executive Order 2020-104 — Increasing COVID-19 testing by expanding the scope of practice for certain professionals and encouraging the establishment of community testing locations.

Additional information on the governor’s executive orders and other state news can be found here.

Michigan's 34th Senate District

The 34th State Senate District includes the counties of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana.

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Senator Jon Bumstead
4600 Connie Binsfeld Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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