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Community updates: Thursday, Feb. 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-04-2021 under NEWS

Local museums, library celebrating Black History Month with online events Helping Grand Rapidians celebrate this year’s Black History Month, two local museums and the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) are hosting related events throughout 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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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Thursday extended and expanded its emergency order that aims to mitigate COVID-19’s spread across Michigan. The updated order comes...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an emergency order Friday giving more specific COVID-related rules across Michigan, replacing a...

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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: Tuesday, Aug. 18

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-18-2020 under NEWS

MHSAA moves Michigan high school football to spring The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) announced Friday it will move the 2020 fall football season to spring 2021, due to football's higher risk for spreading COVID-19. The move...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports decline in county’s new COVID-19 cases, urges face covering use for younger students Kent County's rate of new COVID-19 cases has declined since last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD)...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-04-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer strengthens enforcement of Michigan face covering, capacity orders Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive directive on Tuesday to ensure enforcement of her COVID-19 response orders, including Michigan's face covering requirement...

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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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