Detroit, Mich., May 19, 2020 — State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) and her COVID-19 Democratic workgroup members, state Reps. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia), Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham), Cynthia Neeley (D-Detroit), Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield), Lori Stone (D-Warren) and Joe Tate (D-Detroit), submitted recommendations to improve conditions in Michigan’s nursing homes to the governor. One of those recommendations called for regional hubs to offer virtual visitation.

“For over two months, family and friends have been restricted from personal contact visits with their loved ones in long-term care facilities. This type of social isolation can have very real and serious health impacts. It is important to me to help connect families with their loved ones,” Love said. “That’s why we immediately set out to find tablets for the 18 Designated COVID-19 Regional Hubs in the state. Thanks to our partnership with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, many families will now be able to engage with and encourage each other safely.”

Wayne County Executive Evans and his team secured 18 tablets for regional hubs in Wayne County. The tablets will help the hubs meet their requirements and create more opportunities for families to stay connected with their loved ones during these difficult times without the risk of spreading the infection further. The tablets will be donated to the Wayne county hubs tomorrow.