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

Submitted 03-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Gov. Whitmer issues executive order allowing public bodies to meet electronically, Kent County Sheriff's Office reports criminal exploitation of outbreak, Amtrak temporarily suspends service from Grand Rapids to Chicago, and more statements from local organizations issued March 18-19, 2020.

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Grand Rapids restaurants offering carryout and delivery services amid COVID-19-related shutdowns

Submitted 03-18-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Local restaurants are offering carryout, delivery, drive-thru, drive-up services, and more to keep their businesses and employees afloat amid statewide shutdowns due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, March 18 updates

Submitted 03-18-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

City of Grand Rapids suspends walk-in traffic at City Hall and other departmental buildings, Kent County Clerk suspends in-person transactions, Festival of the Arts cancels 2020 event, and more statements from local organizations issued March 17-18, 2020.

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Festival of the Arts cancels 2020 event due to growing COVID-19 pandemic

Submitted 03-17-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids' Festival of the Arts has been cancelled this year due to the "rapidly developing COVID-19 situation." This year's event was scheduled to take place June 5-7, 2020.

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