City of Grand Rapids

Community updates: Saturday, July 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-11-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer expands face covering requirement in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday requiring Michiganders to wear face coverings in public indoor or crowded outdoor spaces – or receive up to a $500 fine. The...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department explains Kent County’s resurgence in new COVID-19 cases With Kent County’s new COVID-19 cases now averaging around 50 per day, that’s about twice as many as two weeks ago, the Kent County Health...

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Community updates: Friday, July 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-03-2020 under NEWS

Coalition of Michigan restaurant and bar owners pledge to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines A growing group of restaurant and bar owners in Michigan are joining together to commit to COVID-19 safety guidelines laid out by public health officials....

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer shuts down indoor bar service in Grand Rapids region, while allowing sale of to-go cocktails, expanded outdoor seating Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on Wednesday shutting down indoor service at bars for most of...

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Community updates: Friday, June 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids on July 6 Grand Rapidians getting in shape this summer can still count on free outdoor fitness classes for support. The City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation Department announced on...

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Community updates: Monday, June 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-22-2020 under NEWS

'Social zones' open in Grand Rapids to aid restaurant recovery Grand Rapids' first outdoor social zones opened this weekend, aiming to help restaurants and bars reopening with capacity limits and COVID-related setbacks. With a 50-percent...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing City of Grand Rapids leaders announced on Wednesday a series of operational changes to improve police-community relations. The changes come in response to continuing unrest over...

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Community updates: Monday, June 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids hosting digital town hall on policing on June 10 Grand Rapidians are invited to join City leaders for a Digital Town Hall on Policing on Wednesday, the City of Grand Rapids announced. The town hall will discuss earlier...

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Community updates: Friday, June 5

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids reopening park amenities, city buildings on June 8 The City of Grand Rapids will reopen its splash pads, other park amenities, and city buildings on Monday, it announced. The reopenings are part of phase one of the city’s...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends state of civil emergency, takes action to improve police-community relations Continuing to respond to weekend rioting and lasting anger over nationwide police brutality, Grand Rapids leaders extended the city’s...

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