Dear Neighbor:

Here is some information that I hope you will find helpful, including some updates on the state’s efforts to address COVID-19 as well as other news from your state government.

Gov. Whitmer Recommends Two Week Pause

For the next two weeks, Gov. Whitmer is asking high schools to voluntarily pause in-person learning after their spring break, in addition to suspending youth sports and encouraging residents to avoid indoor dining. This is due to the recent spike in Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers. These are recommendations, not orders or mandates.

Ingham County Schools Return to Week of Remote Learning

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Ingham County Health Department has recommended that schools suspend in-person classes during the week that students return from spring break. Every school district in Ingham County will move middle and high school students to remote learning this week.

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium has been extended through June 30. Find out if you qualify here. If you qualify and need rental assistance, fill out the form and give it to your landlord. Tenants who fall behind in their rent and are concerned about eviction can also take advantage of MSHDA’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA). To find out more about this program, visit


While legislative offices are generally closed to the public, my team and I are still providing responsive service to 67th House District residents. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (517) 373-0587 or by email at if we can help.


Kara Hope

State Representative