As students have returned to in-person learning across West Michigan, many districts are now dealing with Covid outbreaks. Local health departments have been monitoring the situations across the area, but on Monday one local school board defied Health Department recommendations while cases surge in their local district.
Grand Rapids Public Schools are set to begin classes on August 24 and the district is updating families on its CoVid recommendations. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance heading into the school year.
The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness is currently taking applications from Kent County residents who need help paying for rent or utilities. $39 million will be given out to those in need as part of COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA).
After a virtual public meeting on Tuesday morning, Mackinac Bridge Authority is still tentatively planning to hold the annual Labor Day walk. But at this time, the walk will only take place if 70% of the state is vaccinated.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority is still trying to decide whether or not the annual Labor Day walk should take place as we appear to round the corner in the current pandemic. They will be holding a virtual public meeting on Tuesday to get the public's input.