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Michigan 2-1-1

Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? We’re here for you. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected. Learn more Read More…

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Q&A

COVID-19: What it is and how it spreads. What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? COVID-19 is caused by a new respiratory virus. In December 2019, the virus began circulating in humans. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia.  What Read More…

Childcare for Essential Workers

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) is working in cooperation with state and local partners to support the Executive Order issued by Governor Whitmer on March 18, 2020. TBAISD and Northwest Regional Resource Center (Child Care Network), and Early Childhood Support Network (ECSN) are working to ensure the following two priorities are addressed immediately. Read More…

Child Nutrition Program

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is preemptively seeking the discretion to waive meal pattern requirements for Child Nutrition Program sponsors continuing to serve meals during the state of emergency. The waiver would allow MDE to grant individual exceptions to Child Nutrition Program sponsors that are experiencing a disruption in food supply and are unable Read More…

Traverse Area District Library

Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 at the end of the business day, ALL locations of the Traverse Area District Library are CLOSED to the public until further notice. The closure of the libraries is in response to public health and safety concerns, and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Don’t forget the library Read More…

TCAPS

TCAPS has a dedicated page on its website for all COVID-19 updates and links. The link is www.tcaps.net/COVID-19 TCAPS provided these parental resources for talking with children about COVID-19 TCAPS 24/7 online learning resources are now set up for enrichment learning during the COVID-19 state-mandated closure.

Norte

Norte is reminding families that their bike library is open and if someone needs a bike, now is great to grab one. Social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be out on bikes. https://elgruponorte.org/library/

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Regarding the TEFAP, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be seeking federal approval to waive the regulatory requirement to collect a full household eligibility record from each household receiving commodity foods, effective immediately. ERAs that participate in TEFAP help ensure children and families do not experience a lapse in food security during times of Read More…

April 6

Community Update 4-06

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives remains the most important message for residents throughout Northwest…
April 5

Community Update 4-05

COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat to our community as the number of cases statewide grew…
April 4

Community Update 4-04

As of this morning the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting one additional death…
April 3

Community Update 4-03

As of this morning, Grand Traverse County has 11 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. 205…