East Lansing Farmer’s Market adjusts to COVID-19

While the pandemic continues, the East Lansing Farmers Market remains open. Within walking distance from campus, the East Lansing Farmer’s Market works with the County Health Department and the Michigan Farmers Market Association in order to keep vendors and customers safe. East Lansing Farmers Market will continued to run every Sunday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in an open air atmosphere until October 27th.

The $27,000 Idea That Saved The Curious Book Shop.

In recent years, it seems like Grand River Ave. only continues to become more populated with towering new apartment complexes or new restaurants. Yet through it all, the little brick sliver of a storefront between Snap Pizza and Tin Can has stood the test of time. Ray Walsh has been collecting and selling books ever since he stepped foot on Michigan State’s campus as a student. Now at 70 years old, he has spent more than half a century running the seemingly endless shelves of novels and comics at the Curious Book Shop.

Freshman year looks different from home

Thousands of dorm rooms at Michigan State lay empty. Each year, campus normally is home to around 14,000 students, many of them freshman. This year, that number is down to less than 2,000. COVID-19 is the thing to blame. Thousands of freshmen are starting their college experience in the same bedroom they grew up in.

Mandatory quarantine lifted on Greek houses

East Lansing- The mandatory quarantine was lifted earlier this month. Over thirty sororities, fraternities and apartments were in a three-week quarantine. This quarantine was ordered by Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. The criteria for being placed in quarantine was a simple and discrete process. “It [house] was licensed for at least ten people to live there and there was a known case or known exposure there,” said Vail.

Watch Focal Point: FBI foils plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer, new businesses open in East Lansing in midst of pandemic, and students are out or work as MSU goes virtual

On this edition of Focal Point, a look at a busy week in politics. The FBI foils a plan to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the candidates for Vice President debate, the the Libertarian presidential candidate visits Detroit. On campus, over 700 student employees are out of work as COVID-19 continues to spread in Ingham County. But even as the pandemic continues, new businesses come to East Lansing. All that and more on Focal Point.