Kent County

COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 31 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-31-2020 under NEWS

Responses to the COVID-19 crisis continue on at the local, state, and federal levels. Shared in this Tuesday, March 31, update are responses relevant to Grand Rapids area residents from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the IRS, Gov. Whitmer...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, March 30 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-30-2020 under NEWS

A new week into the COVID-19 crisis brings with it more developments impacting Grand Rapids area residents. Shared in this Monday, March 30, 2020 update are statements relevant to local life from the West Michigan COVID-19 Business Coalition, Gov....

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Guiding Light Loans Facility to Kent County to Serve as a COVID-19 Isolation Center for Those Experiencing Homelessness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 03-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has voluntarily loaned its facility at 255 S. Division Ave. to Kent County so it can serve as an isolation center for those experiencing homelessness in the Heartside neighborhood who may contract COVID-19. In cooperation with the Kent...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Thursday, March 26 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-26-2020 under NEWS

The coronavirus outbreak continues and so do connected developments from local and state organizations and offices relevant to local life. Shared in this Thursday, March 26, 2020 update are statements impacting Grand Rapids residents from Gov....

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Sacred distancing: Religious organizations in Grand Rapids adapting to COVID-19 pandemic through online services, engagement

by (Brett)

Submitted 03-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pervade daily life locally, nationally, and globally, it comes as no surprise to find on all scales the readjustment of religious or spiritual life in response. In Grand Rapids, like the nation and world over,...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 24 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-24-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

One day into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s issue of a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, the requiring of all Michigan residents and nonessential businesses to stay home unless necessary for sustaining or protective life has...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, March 23 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-23-2020 under NEWS

Today, March 23, marks the beginning of the state of Michigan joining fellow states such as California, New York, Illinois, and Ohio in issuing and enforcing a stay-at-home, or shelter-in-place, order. This "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order in...

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Governor Whitmer orders bars, restaurants, other gathering places to temporarily close amid COVID-19 outbreak

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-16-2020 under NEWS

As of 12:30 p.m. today, March 16, 2020, several recommendations and orders have been issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Michigan, and Kent County related to gatherings and business operations in light of the...

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SAPAT Presents: Parents Let's Talk

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

While many parents might acknowledge that youth are impacted by issues such as bullying, harassment and violence, a much smaller percentage believe they have knowledge and tools to proactively address these issues.   The Kent County Sexual...

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Hundreds of volunteers serve local veterans during Operation United

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 05-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, May 17, more than 300 volunteers came together for one purpose: to serve local veterans. Heart of West Michigan United Way recruited 318 volunteers for Operation United, a day of outdoor landscaping, repair projects, and construction at...

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