Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Meals at Michigan restaurants came with a new side dish Monday: What’s your name and phone number? The latest order kicked in from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s health department. Restaurants must be able to contact customers if there’s a virus case linked to the business. The Michigan Restaurants & Lodging Association insists COVID-19 transmission doesn’t occur much at restaurants. The group predicts job losses and more financial strife. Michigan’s coronavirus cases have risen significantly, setting a new daily high Saturday at nearly 3,800. The state reported a Sunday-Monday total of 6,709 — an average of 3,354 each day.

FENTON, Michigan (AP) — U.S. hospitals are scrambling to hire more nurses as the coronavirus pandemic surges, leading to stiff competition and increased costs. Experts say the situation is especially difficult in rural areas and at small hospitals. To alleviate the shortage, nurses are being trained in care areas where they have limited experience, hospitals are scaling back services and health systems are turning to short-term travel nurses to help fill the gaps. Meanwhile there is evidence that some nurses are choosing to retire or take less stressful, safer jobs. In Wisconsin, one hospital system is offering $15,000 signing bonuses to handle a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of criminal sexual conduct has been granted a new trial in western Michigan. Emails show a judge was sharing her opinion of the case with the prosecutor’s office. An Allegan County jury last year convicted Daniel Loew of criminal sexual conduct. Judge Margaret Zuzich-Bakker sentenced him to at least 20 years in prison. It turns out that the judge sent emails to prosecutor Myrene Koch during the trial, asking a question about the victim and offering an unflattering opinion about state police. Koch said she wasn’t directly involved in Loew’s trial and didn’t share the judge’s remarks with an assistant prosecutor. The judge declined to comment.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assailing a decision that allows Pennsylvania’s elections officials to count mailed ballots that are received in the three days after Tuesday’s election. Trump is blaming the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision. Pennsylvania’s top court ordered the extension until Nov. 6, even if the ballot doesn’t have a clear postmark, as long as there is not proof it was mailed after the polls closed. Addressing a campaign rally Monday at the airport in Avoca in battleground Pennsylvania, Trump called the situation “very dangerous, and I mean dangerous, physically dangerous.”