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The latest coronavirus updates: Monday, March 23, 2020

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Posted at 4:21 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 04:12:06-04

(WXYZ) — All of the updates on the coronavirus and the incredible impact it's having on our lives can be hard to keep up with. To help you keep up, we'll post this daily blog on our homepage. You can find all of our stories on our coronavirus page.

10:19 p.m.

A TSA worker at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has tested positive for coronavirus, a source confirmed to 7 Action News Monday night. The sources says that the worker stopped reporting to work more than a week ago when symptoms were first felt.

7:08 p.m.

Also during Monday's news briefing, Trump and Attorney General William Barr said that an executive order will be issued to prohibit the hoarding of medical supplies.

6:30 p.m.

During the daily White House task force press briefing, President Trump announced that the Oct. 1 deadline for the Real ID program, which requires those using a state-issued ID to fly commercial, has been postponed. As of Monday morning, there are more than 41,000 positive coronavirus cases in the U.S.

5:20 p.m.

Automotive giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is stepping up to help limit spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The company has committed to manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks each month with distribution in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

4:33 p.m.

Wayne State University, Wayne State Physician Group and ACCESS have suspended COVID-19 health screenings for health care workers and first responders following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order announced Monday.

2:36 p.m.

The State of Michigan announced nearly 300 new cases of coronavirus in Michigan during their 2:00 p.m. update, including the first in the state's Upper Peninsula. You can see the cumulative chart from the state below:

1:52 p.m.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti is calling on the state to close schools until next year.

In the letter to state leaders, Vitti laid out several recommendations which include closing schools for the year, continue full funding from the state and ensure graduating seniors are promoted and receive credits.

12:30 p.m.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan held a press conference at 12:30 p.m. following Governor Whitmer's "stay at home" executive order announcement.

11:25 a.m.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan has nearly doubled to 15, the state's chief medical executive said at a press conference Monday. Click here to read more.

11:00 a.m.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a stay-at-home order, called the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order Monday. It goes into effect Tuesday, March 23 at 12:01 a.m. and continues until April 13.
Read the entire order here

8:22 a.m.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce a stay-at-home order during an 11 a.m. press conference Monday. That's according to sources, who told 7 Action News the order will have various exemptions including grocery stores and pharmacies. WXYZ will live stream the press conference.

8:00 a.m.
DTE Energy announced Monday it was suspending all non-critical and infrastructure work to keep employees home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
They will still work on gas leaks, downed power lines and power outages to keep peoples' power on during the outbreak.

4:21 a.m.
Nearly 111,000 workers in Michigan have filed for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.