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Health and community
• Family Fare, Spartan Nash to reserve time for vulnerable populations
SpartanNash and its Family Fare stores are setting aside time twice per week for store guests most at risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19), including older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. Read more about the reserved times here.
• Manistee City Council sits 6 feet apart at public meeting
It was an odd way to start a Manistee City Council meeting, but council members and audience members alike sat, stood and presented six feet apart Tuesday evening.
During the city manager report portion of the meeting, City Manager Thad Taylor said it was the first time implementing social distancing at the meetings. Read the full story here.
• A guide to Manistee area restaurants offering carry out, delivery
This is a comprehensive list of all the restaurants remaining open in Manistee County during the shutdown. This information was provided by the Facebook group "Manistee Area Road Condition Updates."
• How people are spending their time during coronavirus isolation
We asked people to share how they're getting through the isolation of the coronavirus shutdown with a photo. Scroll through to see people's ideas to get through this stressful time.
• Blood drive still taking place
The Manistee United Methodist Church will host an American Cross Blood Drive this week.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday at the church, located at 387 First St. in Manistee. The full story can be found linked here.
• Area churches cancel upcoming weekend services due to coronavirus
While many turn to faith during uncertain times, brewing fears of pandemic has caused many religious institutions to close their doors in precaution.
This weekend, religious leaders across the county were faced with the difficult decision whether or not to risk ministering face-to-face with their congregations. Follow this link to read more.
• Senior Center to open curbside food pantry amid coronavirus pandemic
While the Manistee County Council on Aging closed its doors to the public this week, the Manistee Senior Center’s food pantry will remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The senior food pantry will shift to a curbside service to help elderly residents get food and other items, while limiting their contact with the public. See the full story linked here.