March 16, 2020
Situational Update
Click to watch! Kent County Health Director Adam London gives an update on the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the residents of Kent County.
Kent County Data
(as of March 16, 2020)

  • Tests Submitted: 89
  • Negative Tests: 26
  • Pending Tests: 58
  • Presumptive Positive Cases: 5

This is a highly evolving situation; therefore, the numbers are changing regularly.
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Governor Whitmer Issues Executive Orders

Closing Restaurants and Other Food Service Establishments
On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an order that temporarily shut down restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, bars, taverns, brewpubs, distilleries, clubs, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor performance venues, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, spas, and casinos. The order does not restrict a place of business from offering food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service. Restaurants may allow five people inside at a time to pick-up orders, so long as they stay six feet apart from each other. This order remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on March 30, 2020. To learn more, click here .

Banning Public Events Over 50
On Monday evening, an executive order was issued banning most public gatherings of more than 50 people beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday.  To learn more about the order, click here.
Do you need assistance with food, rent or utilities?

Click to watch Kent County Health Director Adam London talk with Wende Randall, Director of the Essential Needs Task Force about community assistance.
How Can I Help?

  • Meals on Wheels serves 3,000 meals per day and, with more seniors likely to become homebound, there will be an increase need for meals. To financially donate online, click here.
  • Kids’ Food Basket is continuing to provide evening meals and other nutritional services, through several distribution locations as long as it is safe to do so. If you are healthy and able, volunteers are needed. To register to volunteer, please click here. Also, please consider donating to its emergency funds which will go toward nourishing local children. Click here to donate to Kids' Food Basket.

We will continue to highlight other community organizations in need of assistance in future updates.
Visit our website for additional information and resources .
Kent County Administration
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Tel: (616) 632-7590
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