COVID-19 2020

Sen. Bumstead working with restaurant industry on opening plan legislation. 

February 18, 2021

Sen. Bumstead working with restaurant industry on opening plan legislation.  LANSING — State Sen. Jon Bumstead (R, Newaygo) announced Thursday that he has joined with the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association to implement their data-driven plan to open the doors of Michigan’s struggling restaurants and hospitality businesses. “While I support safely opening up all sectors of Michigan’s economy immediately, the plan…

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Masks distributed to local residential home providers.

February 11, 2021

Masks distributed to local residential home providers. SCOTTVILLE — West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) recently assisted the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in the distribution of 8,400 masks to 32 residential home providers in Mason, Lake and Oceana counties as part of the Mask Up, Mask Right. Pictured is Deb Davis, left, manager of the Samaratis group…

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Health department asks for patience during vaccinations.

February 10, 2021

Health department asks for patience during vaccinations. Letters to the editor are opinion editorials submitted by readers. Letters to the editor are a long tradition in American journalism. The views and opinions of the writer do not necessarily reflect those of Mason County Press, its staff or its parent company. For more information, please refer to MCP’s Op/Ed policy. Dear…

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Battling truancy during COVID-19.

February 8, 2021

Battling truancy during COVID-19. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. OCEANA COUNTY — Chronic absenteeism in school almost always leads to low-performing — and often failing — students. In the era of COVID-19 with virtual or distant learning, educators are tasked with ensuring students who are learning from home are actually in “attendance.” “We have not seen a rise in truancy with…

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Lakes of Fire 2021 canceled due to COVID-19.

February 8, 2021

Lakes of Fire 2021 canceled due to COVID-19. GRANT TOWNSHIP — The 2021 Lakes of Fire event held annually at the Lucky Lake Campground in mid-June has been canceled due to COVID-19, organizers announced Sunday Feb. 7. “I come to you with a heavy heart and bad news,” states a post on the group’s Facebook page. “You probably saw it…

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