MSU playing central role in vaccine distribution in Ingham County

An individual arrives outside the pavilion to check-in to receive their vaccine. Photo by Kayla Richards. By April 13, a little more than 100,000 Ingham County residents, 42.9% of the county’s population, received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  

At the heart of Ingham County’s vaccination effort is the Michigan State University Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, which opened Dec. 21 for vaccinations. MSU works with the Ingham County Health Department, which receives the vaccines from the state, to administer vaccines via drive-through at the pavilion, eight hours a day Tuesday through Friday. 

Lt. Dave Oslund, emergency management unit commander for the MSU Police Department, said the university works with the City of East Lansing and Ingham County’s emergency management unit.

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.

New Juice Nation to open in Okemos

While many Meridian Township businesses are struggling to stay afloat due to COVID-19, juice and smoothie shop, Juice Nation, is expanding. Juice Nation will be opening in April its third location in Okemos, adding to its other locations in East Lansing and Lansing. Newest Juice Nation under construction, located at 3520 Okemos Rd. Photo taken by Emilie Appleyard. Plans for construction began in the early spring of 2020, however, the pandemic significantly slowed down the process.