ROYAL OAK— The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how we celebrate special occasions in Royal Oak. From birthdays to holidays, we’ve all had to adapt to a “new normal.” As 2020 comes to close, ringing in the new year will be no different.
Unfortunately, as we get ready to celebrate 2021, the spread of the coronavirus is surging in the United States. As a National Public Radio database shows, thousands of new cases continue to be reported daily across America.
In Michigan, there have been 12,029 deaths and 477,269 infections associated with COVID-19 as of Saturday.
While the Food and Drug Administration recently approved two COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate people against the virus, we’re not in the clear yet, health officials warn. This means that until we start to see cases dramatically go down, following safety guidelines to minimize the spread of the coronavirus…