We can renew driver licenses and plates in person, but still can't file for unemployment mask-to-mask.
That puzzles WDIV consumer investigative reporter Hank Winchester.
Most of the state has reopened as the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) slows, but why are Michigan unemployment offices still closed? ...
There are a variety of factors at play, but the main issue is staffing, Local 4 was told. The UIA [Unemployment Insurance Agency] is preparing for possible large crowds, and they'll need to enforce social distancing and have security in place ... [because] the challenges [in getting benefits] have angered many residents.
"The UIA is working with the Office of the State Employer to develop a plan on the potential reopening of its field offices," a UIA spokesperson said.
Possible large crowds? Seems a safe bet.