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2020 Media Releases

Date Title Issued By
December 1, 2020 Kent County Pension Board Vacancy Kent County
November 23, 2020 Kent County Offices and Health Department COVID-19 Testing Sites Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Kent County
November 20, 2020 Kent County Health Department Issues Public Health Warning Health Department
November 19, 2020 Kent County Announces Supplemental Grants to Expand Small Business Recovery Program | Spanish Kent County & Grand Rapids Chamber
November 19, 2020 New Ad Campaign Calls on Residents to Stay Home for the Holidays | Spanish Health Department
November 18, 2020 Kent County Announces First Round Awardees in Community Violence Prevention Grant Program | Spanish Kent County and Heart of West Michigan United Way
November 7, 2020 Kent County Probate Court is prohibiting in-person attendance at its hearings, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in Kent County Kent County Probate Court
October 30, 2020 COVID-19 Testing Site will be Closed on Election Day | Spanish Health Department
October 28, 2020 Kent County Health Department to Launch Digital Survey Tool for COVID-19 Health Department
October 15, 2020 Kent County Hires New Deputy County Administrator | Spanish Kent County
October 14, 2020 Kent County Allocates Federal Cares Act Funding to Violence Prevention Grants Kent County
October 12, 2020 Kent County Announces Administrator/Controller Search Committee | Spanish Kent County
October 9, 2020 Statement from Kent County Board of Commissioners Chair Mandy Bolter and Vice-Chair Stan Stek and County Administrator Wayman Britt Denouncing Hate Speech, Violence and the Actions Against the Governor Board of Commissioners
October 8, 2020 Kent County Administrator to Retire in 2021 | Spanish Kent County
October 5, 2020 KCHD Statement regarding MI Supreme Court Decision Health Department
October 2, 2020 Statement from the Kent County Drain Commissioner Drain Commissioner
September 24, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Approves Funding for Sheriff’s Office Cruiser and Body Cameras | Spanish BOC
September 21, 2020 Kent County Health Department Reports Drop in COVID-19 Testing | Spanish Health Department
September 16, 2020 Kent County Awards First Steps Kent Grant Funding to Help Child Care Centers | Spanish Kent County
September 14, 2020 State of Michigan To Conduct Aerial Spraying to Combat Eastern Equine Encephalitis Health Department
September 8, 2020 Kent County Announces First Round Awardees in Non-Profit Grant Program | Spanish Board of Commissioners
August 31, 2020 Kent County Launches Online Dashboard for 2019-2023 Strategic Plan | Spanish Administration
August 27, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Approve $2 Million For Kent County Schools Reopening Assistance | Spanish Board of Commissioners
August 17, 2020 Kent County Announces First Round of Grant Recipients for Small Business Recovery Program | Spanish Chamber of Commerce
August 14, 2020 Kent County Back to Work Program Contuinues to Help Businesses and Employees Operate Safely | Spanish Kent County
August 6, 2020 KCBC Announce Various Openings for Resident Participation | Spanish Board of Commissioners
August 4, 2020 KCHD announces Community Health Needs Assessment Survey Health Department
July 30, 2020 Chair Bolter Announces Initial Approval of $2 Million For New Kent County Schools "Get back to School" Assistance Board of Commissioners
July 14, 2020 Kent County Non-Profit Organization COVID-19 Grant Fund Announcement | Spanish Kent County
July 6, 2020 Kent County Community Action Announces Food Distribution Event for Thursday, July 9th Kent County Community Action
June 30, 2020 Kent County Animal Shelter Provides Guidance on Pets and Fireworks | Spanish Health Department
June 30, 2020 KCHD finds first West Nile Virus in Michigan Health Department
June 26, 2020 Kent County Health Dept. Announces Free Testing Event and Partnership | Spanish Health Department
June 25, 2020 Statement from Wayman Britt, Kent County Administrator/Controller Regarding Administration of Kent County Small Business Recovery Program Grant Process Administrator/Controller
June 19, 2020 Kent County Juneteenth Proclamation Board of Commissioners
June 17, 2020 Kent County Launches Small Business Recovery Program Grand Rapids Chamber/Kent County Partnership
June 12, 2020 Majority of Kent County Departments, Offices and Agencies Will Reopen June 15 Kent County
June 11, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Passes COVID Relief Funding Recommendations Board of Commissioners
June 3, 2020 KCCA Announces Food Distribution Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Community Action
June 3, 2020 Kent County Parks to Reopen with Restrictions Kent County Parks
June 3, 2020 Kent County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing | Spanish Health Department
June 1, 2020 Vacancy on the Kent District Library Board Board of Commissioners
June 1, 2020 Kent County Launches Program to Provide PPE for Qualified Local Employers | Spanish Board of Commissioners
June 1, 2020 Statement on George Floyd Death from Kent County Administrator/Controller Wayman P. Britt Administrator/Controller
May 28, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Meeting Summary 05/28 Board of Commissioners
May 1, 2020 Mobile Health Screening Application Now Available in Spanish | Spanish Health Department
April 30, 2020 Recycling to resume in Kent County on May 4 Department of Public Works
April 24, 2020 Showing Over Two Decades of Fiscal Strength, Kent County Receives AAA Bond Rating Kent County
April 24, 2020 Community Organizations Come Together to Address COVID-19 Need in Local Homeless Shelters Kent County
April 23, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Approves COVID-19 Grants and Rejects Proposed Salary Increase Board of Commissioners
April 20, 2020 Kent County Finance & Physical Resources Committee Using Teleconference Capacity Finance & Physical Resources Committee
April 17, 2020 Kent County Health Department Extends Food Service Licensing Fee Deadline | Chinese | Vietnamese Health Department
April 14, 2020 Kent County Health Department Launches New Mobile Health Screening Application | Spanish Health Department
April 3, 2020 Kent County Health Department Using Guiding Light Facility As COVID-19 Isolation Center for Those Experiencing Homelessness | Spanish | Vietnamese Health Department
March 26, 2020 Health Department Director Dr. Adam London Issues Additional Public Health Recommendations | Spanish | Vietnamese Health Department
March 26, 2020 Kent County Fills Commission Vacancy
Board of Commissioners
March 26, 2020 Kent County Recycling Center to Temporarily Close
Public Works
March 25, 2020 Kent County Community Action Holding Food Distribution Event Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Kent County Community Action
March 22, 2020 Kent County Health Officer Issues Public Health Order for Childcare Facilities   |   Spanish  |   Vietnamese
Screening and Limitations Placed on Individuals Working At or Visiting Childcare Facilities
Health Department
March 21, 2020 Kent County's First Death Linked to COVID-19 Virus Reported   |   Spanish  |   Vietnamese Health Department
March 19, 2020 Kent County Treasurer’s Office Closed for Walk-In Services | Spanish Treasurer's Office
March 18, 2020 Kent County Curtails In-Person Services Through April 5 in Response to COVID-19
County will continue to provide all essential services
County Clerk / Register of Deeds
March 17, 2020 Kent County Clerk / Register of Deeds Office Suspending In-Person Transactions Until Further Notice County Clerk / Register of Deeds
March 16, 2020 Probate Court News Release Concerning COVID-19 Probate Court
March 16, 2020 17th Circuit Court News Release Concerning COVID-19 17th Circuit Court
March 16, 2020 Kent County Finance Committee & Executive Committee Meetings Using Teleconference Capacity & Moving to DeVos Place Grand Galleria A & B Meeting Rooms Board of Commissioners
March 16, 2020 Statement from Kent County Health Department Director Dr. Adam London | Spanish
Regarding current CDC, State of Michigan and Kent County COVID-19 orders and recommendationss
Health Department
March 15, 2020 Kent County Health Officer Issues Emergency Order for Control of Pandemic | Spanish
Order reduces occupancy limits by 50% for licensed food service establishments, entertainment venues and fitness centers
Health Department
March 14, 2020 63rd District Court News Release Concerning COVID-19 63rd District Court
March 13, 2020 Recycling Center to Reopen Following Upgrades Department of Public Works
March 13, 2020 Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish Announces He Is Not Seeking Reelection Treasurer's Office
March 11, 2020 Kent County Clerk/Register Announces Complete Election Results, Praises Local Clerks County Clerk / Register of Deeds
March 9, 2020 Kent County Health Department receives $50,000 grant to enhance perinatal opioid treatment and resources offered to pregnant women and their infants | News Conference Video Health Department
March 9, 2020 Kent County Health Department, Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan and Spectrum Health Work Together to Prepare for COVID-19 | Spanish Health Department
March 2, 2020 Vacancy on the Kent County Community Action Agency Advisory Governing Board Board of Commissioners
February 25, 2020 Kent County Board Chair and Grand Rapids Mayor Co-sponsor Kent County Lead Action Team | Conference Video Health Department
February 16, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Seek Applicants to Fill Upcoming County Commission Vacancy Board of Commissioners
February 12, 2020 Kent County Health Department Statement on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Health Department
February 5, 2020 Recycling Center Undergoing Upgrades to Paper Sorting, Increasing Efficiency and Quality Department of Public Works
January 23, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Approve Three Strategic Capital Improvement Projects Board of Commissioners
January 8, 2020 Grand Rapids Hospitals Enacting Visitor Restrictions Health Department
January 6, 2020 Kent County Health Department to Provide Free Radon Test Kits | Images Health Department
January 3, 2020 Kent County Board of Commissioners Elects Leadership Positions for 2020 | Chair Mandy Bolter Photo Board of Commissioners
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