Michigan State opens student-only vaccine site

The Michigan State Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education has had a drive-through vaccination clinic for a few months now, but the university created a student-only site. Students can now receive the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the MSU Pavilion. Students can sign up for an appointment on the Ingham County Health Department website. Appointments are regularly added. MSU Deputy Spokesperson Dan Olsen said appointments are booked all through next week.

Picture of teachers Jason Perrin and Lesley Stauffer of the East China School District

East China School District piloting new virtual academy next fall

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Jason Perrin and Lesley Stauffer, teachers in the East China School District, proposed a new virtual academy for next fall. The program, called the East China Virtual Academy, will be open to K-12 students and will allow users to diversify their schedules based on their own learning needs.

The Dallas Stars’ arena opens for fans

Texas was the first state to re-open to max capacity, allowing arenas like the American Airlines Center, home of The Dallas Stars,  to provide a safe fan experience. 

Game day procedures

Fans received an email, following their ticket purchase that laid out the requirements for entering the American Airlines Center. The check-in email required fans to take precautions before arriving at the event. An entry survey was the first step in the check-in process: All guests needed to complete the COVID screening before arriving at the arena. “Definitely just glad that we are able to get back in the arena and watch the team live,” said Chris Reichert, a Dallas Stars fan. “The experience here has been fantastic, and I’m really glad that they allowed us back.”

Bags, cash and unmasked fans were not allowed to enter the building.

Fresh International Market: transition from Asian to global market

Fresh International Market, previously the Oriental Mart, closed in September 2020 to renovate for four months and reopened in January 2021. The former Oriental Mart was the biggest Asian market in Meridian Township. It provided authentic Asian foods for local people. After the renovation, the market began to sell international foods.