• Will COVID-19 cases linked to crowded bars lead to closure order?

    10 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Bars across the state of Michigan remain open for now, but there are fears a second shutdown could be pending.
    During a press conference Tuesday , Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said a recent spike in cases in the East Lansing area was partially spurred by an outbreak of cases linked to a popular bar in the college town. The outbreak at Harper's Pub is now up to 118 cases, and anyone who visited the establishment between June 12 and June 20 has been told to self-quarantine .
    Whitmer used the outbreak as a warning for what she says could happen anywhere.
    “This is not unique to...
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  • COVID-19 limits ways you can cool down this summer

    COVID-19 limits ways you can cool down this summer

    10 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., - The city of Grand Rapids has limited options available for the public to cool down this year. County officials credit the COVID-19 pandemic.
    This summer, only two cooling centers are available to the public: Mel Trotter Ministries and Heartside Ministry in downtown Grand Rapids. Last year there were more than a dozen available.
    “There have been all kind of challenges from COVID-19 as you can imagine. It seems to complicate everything we're dealing with,” said Lt. Lou Hunt with Kent County Emergency Management.
    Hunt says the governor's executive order does not impact...
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