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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues downward trend About 32 new COVID-19 cases per day are now being reported in Kent County, a weekly average that continues the county's downward case trend over the last two weeks. In the Kent...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-29-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer limits indoor gatherings to 10 people, closes indoor bar service across Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders on Wednesday limiting Michigan's indoor gatherings to 10 people and closing indoor bar service across all...

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Community updates: Monday, July 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Art Museum reopening August 1 The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be reopening to the public on August 1, it announced Monday, after four months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A soft reopening for GRAM Members will take...

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Community updates: Friday, May 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NEWS

Shared in this May 22 update are public health, civic, and economic developments impacting West Michiganders from the Kent County Health Department, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the City of Grand Rapids, and The Rapid.   Kent County Health Department...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, April 27 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-27-2020 under NEWS

Kent County begins the week with 1,100 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 34 related deaths. Statewide, there are 38,210 confirmed cases and 3,407 related deaths. These numbers, reported by the State of Michigan, are as of Monday, April 27. Shared in this...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, April 1 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-01-2020 under NEWS

As of this first day into April, 119 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Kent County, with two confirmed deaths. Statewide, 9,334 cases have been confirmed, with 337 confirmed deaths. With the numbers expected to rapidly rise, organizations and...

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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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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, March 20 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-20-2020 under NEWS

10 days into Michigan’s declared state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of statewide confirmed cases of those testing positive for the disease has risen to 549. As the numbers continue to rise statewide, nationwide, and...

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City Connection - Transit Issues with Andrew Johnson

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-04-2019 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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