FEMA is providing COVID-19 funeral expense relief for expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. These funds are specifically for funerals of those who passed away from COVID-19. FEMA will begin accepting applications in April. Please see the link for more information on who is eligible, how to apply, and how funds will be received. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
I write today regarding eVangelistic wOrk that the Family Health and Education Resources ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will soon be conducting in your community, Student literature evangelists will soon be going door-to-door distributing free religious literature, praying With community members, enrolling interested individuals in 8ible Studies, and seeking donations to support the program.
The Literature evangelistic program of the Adventist Church has been in existence for well over 100 years and is an Important part of the Church’s missionary work and evangelism, As student literature evangelists they are following the Great Commission that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:18-20.
In order not to distUrb the community or be bothersome this program usUally runs from 10:00arn to 9:00pm, May 30 — August 8, 2021, Further, all our students carry identificatiOn recognizing them as pert of the Family Health and Education Resources Program, They also carry radios or cell phones to contact their onsite leader who can proVide ‘more information while in the field.
Some communities have ordinances governing door-to-door Sales, canvassing or solicitations. However, the Supreme Court has protected daor,to-deor advocacy based upon the free exercise and speech clauses of the First Amendment The Court has been particularly suspicious of any prior restraint on these activities such as requiring permit or registration process, If your city has an ordinance that it believes applies to our activities, I ask that you contact us as soon as possible so we an discuss this.
We believe our evangelistic activities fall squarely within the protected zone of the First Amendment Unless we hear differently, we do not plan on applying for any permit or registering prior to beginning our missionary work,
it is our dealre•to work with local communities to_avold any potential problems. We are happy to provide more specific information regarding the program if you desire.
We look forward to working in your community and With your office as neateSaty. pLEAsE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE/SHERirp DEPARTMENT,
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held March 27 for Muskegon County residents 60+ and their spouses
MUSKEGON, MI – Public Health – Muskegon County will be hosting its first walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 27, for Muskegon County residents who are age 60 and older and their spouses.
The clinic, which is free, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Muskegon Community College Health and Wellness Center, 221 S. Quarterline Road in Muskegon. Please be aware that the clinic will end early if all vaccines are distributed.
Spouses do not have to be older than 60.
Participants do not need to pre-register for the clinic. However, they are asked to bring a government ID (or recent bill with their local address) and wear a mask when they visit the clinic.
The clinic will be offering the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. A follow up clinic will be held to ensure participants receive the second dose.
“Our goal was to vaccinate everyone in Muskegon County who is 65 or older and wants the shot by the end of March,” said Kathy Moore, public health officer for Muskegon County. “This clinic will help us reach that goal and make sure no one falls through the cracks.”
Community members should only attend the clinic if they are not currently feeling ill, are not under isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, and have not received a vaccine of any kind in the 14 days prior to the clinic.
The clinic will also include health educators who can speak with community members who have questions about the vaccines.
“Whether or not to get vaccinated is a personal choice we all must make,” said Moore. “While research has shown the vaccines are safe, we understand people may have questions and concerns. We encourage community members to consult with their primary care physician or other medical professionals to help them make their own decision.”
Public Health – Muskegon County and its vaccination partners, including Mercy Health, Meijer, HealthWest and others, have so far been able to vaccinate 70 percent of Muskegon County residents over 65, including every individual over 65 who registered for vaccination through www.MaskUpMuskegon.org.
Muskegon County residents are encouraged to visit www.MaskUpMuskegon.org for more information on this walk-in clinic and to get more details on vaccine registration. They can also sign up for Mask Up Muskegon email communications, which will provide regular updates on future community vaccine clinics.
Mask Up Muskegon is a partnership between Public Health – Muskegon County and other vaccine providing agencies, including Mercy Health, Meijer, HealthWest, Hackley Community Care, Muskegon Family Care and others.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE MICHIGAN SPECIAL ELECTION
TO BE HELD TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 IN THE COUNTY OF MUSKEGON, STATE OF MICHIGAN
NOTICE is hereby given that any qualified elector of the County of Muskegon who is not already registered, may register to vote in the MICHIGAN SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021 at the office of their City or Township Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; office of the Secretary of State or at the office of a designated State Agency during their regular business hours. Registration forms can be obtained at www.michigan.gov/vote and mailed to the Township or City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.
The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, April 19, 2021.
After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at the following:
Hours are subject to change check with your local clerk.
ELECTIONS WILL BE DECIDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
White Lake Ambulance Authority (Blue Lake Twp, Montague Twp, Whitehall Twp, White River Township, City of Montague)
The following proposal will appear on the ballot at the May 4, 2021 election:
White Lake Ambulance Authority Millage Proposal
Shall the White Lake Ambulance Authority be authorized to levy a tax at a rate not to exceed 1.9 mills (resulting in a tax of $1.90 for each $1000 taxable value if levied in its entirety) on all taxable property within the limits of the authority for a period beginning with the December 1,
2021 and running to the December 1, 2026 tax levy year (inclusive), which would raise in the first year of such levy, if collected in its entirety, an estimated revenue of $770,640.56 to be used for operating purposes? If approved, this would be a renewal of a previous millage.
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO QUALIFY AS A VOTER!
Publish March 21, 2021
Jeff Abrams, Clerk, Blue Lake Twp
Wes Weesies, Clerk, Montague Twp
Sarah Sylvester, Clerk, Whitehall Twp
Patti Sargent, Clerk, White River Twp
K.P. Mahoney, Clerk, City of Montague
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the May 4, 2021 Special Election has been scheduled for Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:
Blue Lake Twp Hall Montague City Hall Montague Twp Hall
1491 Owasippe Rd 8778 Ferry Street 8915 Whitbeck Road
Twin Lake, MI Montague, MI Montague, MI
White River Twp Hall Whitehall Twp Hall
7386 Post Road 7644 Durham Road
Montague, MI Montague, MI
The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to determine that the program and the computer being used to tabulate the results of the election, counts the votes in the manner prescribed by the law.
COVID-19 Vaccination is underway in Muskegon County. Each one of you can assist in the process by helping share this information on your social media and with others in our community!
More people now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
More Muskegon County residents are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations following a Wednesday announcement from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Vaccines in Muskegon County are being distributed in four phases as they become available. Muskegon County vaccine quantities are still limited and are being distributed as quickly as possible. Public Health – Muskegon County will continue to prioritize available vaccines to those at greatest risk of COVID-19 exposure and negative health outcomes, Muskegon County Public Health Officer Kathy Moore said following Wednesday’s announcement. “We are excited that more Muskegon County residents are now eligible to receive a vaccination,” said Moore. “We will continue to make sure our limited supply of vaccines gets into the arms of those most at risk as quickly as possible.” Public Health – Muskegon County has been working with its partners to vaccinate Muskegon County residents covered in Phase 1A. Phase 1A includes paid and unpaid persons working in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home, as well as residents and workers in long term care facilities. Wednesday’s announcement will allow vaccination to begin for those covered by Phase 1B and those 65 and older. Phase 1B also includes Muskegon County’s frontline essential workers, including first responders, frontline state and federal workers and jail and prison staff; and pre-K-12 teachers and childcare providers. Anyone 65 and older are encouraged to take action by filling out the Public Health – Muskegon County Vaccination Request form at www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. This secure form will help streamline the vaccination process and help Public Health – Muskegon County identify eligible individuals when vaccines are available. Vaccinations for other individuals eligible in Phases 1A and 1B will be coordinated through their employer. Those individuals DO NOT need to fill out the Vaccination Request form and should follow instructions provided to them by their employer. Vaccinations for those not included in Phase 1A and 1B are expected to occur later in 2021. Information on the vaccination process can also be found at www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. Individuals can also sign up for vaccine news updates by visiting www.MaskUpMuskegon.org. Ongoing vaccination information will also be distributed through the social media channels of Public Health – Muskegon County and HealthWest as well as local media.
Are you 65 or older and want a vaccine? Let us know!
We need your help to make sure everyone who is eligible and wants a vaccine can receive one. To streamline this process, Public Health – Muskegon County has created a secure form that will help identify those who are 65 and older and would like a vaccine. This form will collect basic information, such as name, contact info, and birthday, which will then be used by public health officials to coordinate and prioritize vaccinations. If you are 65+ and would like a vaccine, please visit www.MaskUpMuskegon.org and fill out the Vaccine Request form. Everyone is encouraged to share this information to ensure no one is left out of the vaccination process.
MaskUpMuskegon.org is the go-to source for Muskegon County COVID-19 vaccine info
The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination effort is unprecedented. We understand that it’s crucial to make sure Muskegon County residents have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible during this process. Public Health – Muskegon County and its healthcare partners are dedicated to ensuring residents have the information they need. That’s why www.MaskUpMuskegon.org has been identified as the county’s go-to source for information on the vaccine process and everything COVID-19. MaskUpMuskegon.org will regularly provide updated information on the vaccination process, as well as other crucial information you can use to keep your family and community safe. You can also keep an eye on the Facebook pages for Public Health – Muskegon County and HealthWest for real-time COVID-19 updates.
New vaccine infographics available to share!
We know people have questions about the vaccine. That’s why we’ve created social media graphics to help provide the community with answers. You are all encouraged to share these graphics on your social media pages to help get our community the accurate, trusted information they need. Click to download NEW graphics
It’s not too late to get involved. Below are some immediate actions you can take to help out this campaign: 1. Change out your organization or personal cover photo on Facebook using the linked graphics. 2. Share the campaign graphics, videos, or other materials on social media and in any outgoing communications 3. Share critical vaccine updates with your family, friends, and community. 4. Encourage others to share this message using email, social media, video, etc. 5. Encourage others to make and donate masks.