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

Submitted 03-26-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer issues more executive orders in response to COVID-19 outbreak, Kent County Department of Public Works temporarily suspends services at Recycling Center, LINC UP and Kids’ Food Basket to distribute food to children, and more statements from local organizations issued March 25-26, 2020.

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

Submitted 03-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Local churches and congregations, from Christian to Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sikh backgrounds, are embracing online services and engagement in the face of the growing pandemic.

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, March 25 updates

Submitted 03-25-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Police Department urges not to call 911 about social distancing violations, Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency promotes applying online, Grand Rapids Public Schools announce meal site changes, and more statements from local organizations issued March 24-25, 2020.

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

Submitted 03-24-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

City of Grand Rapids announces additional service changes following Gov. Whitmer's executive order, State of Michigan adds alternate languages to COVID-19 resource site, DASH implements reduced service schedule, and more statements from local organizations issued March 23-24, 2020.

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

Submitted 03-23-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer issues "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, Spectrum Health hospital reports first COVID-19-related death, The Rapid implements reduced service schedule, and more statements from local organizations issued March 21-23, 2020.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Marriage Divine?

Submitted 03-23-2020 under OPINION

Vaughn asks, “Is marriage a divine thing?”

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Feeding America West Michigan to provide Mobile Pantries for those facing unemployment due to COVID-19

Submitted 03-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

Two new Mobile Food Pantry sites will provide groceries to anyone who has lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Submitted 03-20-2020 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss urges local residents to support one another through social distancing, The Rapid limits public access to Central Station, Meijer and SpartanNash stores adjust hours, and more statements from local organizations issued March 19-20, 2020.

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In Season Report: March 21, 2020

Submitted 03-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Join us at the market to support your local farm + food businesses and take a step back to enjoy the stillness of life during this time. Take a moment to enjoy the fresh air + rejoice in the beauty of slowing down for a while.

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Grand Rapids to celebrate Census Day on April 1 with readjusted outreach efforts by community organizations

Submitted 03-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Community organizations in Grand Rapids that have been serving as turnout-focused Census Hubs are pivoting their in-person outreach around helping residents get counted to an increasingly online effort.

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