covid-19 vaccine

Community updates: Friday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2021 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people, it announced this week. Effective since Tuesday, the boosters...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NEWS

Fiesta Mexicana returning to downtown Grand Rapids next month An annual celebration of Mexican culture is back in downtown Grand Rapids next month, taking place for the community over three days at Calder Plaza. Hosted by the Mexican Heritage...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids resuming in-person government meetings next week The City of Grand Rapids is resuming in-person government meetings starting July 13, it announced Thursday. The meetings had been held virtually since March 2020, in...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan The City of Grand Rapids released its proposed budget plan for the 2022 fiscal year on Tuesday, relying on federal aid to help offset city revenue lost because of the pandemic. The plan...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-15-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter Community Pass for underserved residents Aiming to increase transportation access for Grand Rapidians in need, the City of Grand Rapids launched a “community pass” pilot on Tuesday for the city...

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Community updates: Thursday, March 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids begins planning process for new Master Plan The City of Grand Rapids has begun the planning phase for its new Master Plan, it announced Wednesday. Work on the plan comes nearly twenty years after adoption of the city’s...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will be reopening on July 15 at its new downtown Grand Rapids location, it announced Tuesday. The over 40-year-old art organization will now reside in the...

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 21

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-21-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes in-person learning For the first time since March 12, in-person classes are back in action for Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). On Tuesday, GRPS began its hybrid in-person learning model for students, which...

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To end the pandemic, we need to make trust contagious

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 01-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

Developing safe and highly effective vaccines for COVID-19 was a monumental scientific achievement. Now comes the hard part: convincing enough people to be vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end. Dr. Rakesh Pai, president of the Metro Health...

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