It’s important to stay informed on COVID-19 by the experts. The City of East Grand Rapids will follow the direction of the Kent County Health Department and the State of Michigan. We encourage everyone to educate themselves on the virus and how to protect you and your family from these non-biased and reliable resources. The KCHD provides helpful and accurate information including videos, tips and answers to FAQs, as well as helpful links to the CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The MDHHS has also set up a hotline for citizens with questions at 888-535-6136 (8 am to 5 pm daily).
In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s extended“Stay Home. Stay Safe” Executive Order issued 5/7/20, we want to make you aware of the following:
Thank you for your patience as we allow staff to stay home with their families to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
For a list of virtual resources to help you stay active while spending time at home, Parks & Recreation has created an ongoing list of offerings for you.
If you need assistance, see the following links:
Resources for Residents: https://www.accesskent.com/Health/covid-19-resources.htm
Resources for Businesses & Employers: https://www.accesskent.com/Health/covid-19-resources-businesses.htm or https://www.rightplace.org/
CITY BUILDINGS CLOSED TO WALK-IN TRAFFIC UNTIL MAY 29 TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19/CORONA VIRUS.
The Community Center, Public Safety lobby and the Public Works Complex are closed to the public.
Staff members are reporting to work and are available to answer your questions via phone and email. We ask that you use our 24/7 dropbox for payments and to utilize online payment options and our service request portal for routine items.
For assistance, please call:
Finance Department 949.2110 (main switchboard)
Most city payments can be made online at https://www.eastgr.org/274/Pay-For.
Public Works Garage 940.4870
Public Works Admin 940.4817
Parks & Recreation 949.1750
Public Safety Dept. 949.7010
Library Branch 784-2007
Information on most programs/services can be found at www.eastgr.org.
Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date info: https://www.facebook.com/cityofegr/
March 16 -- City Commission meeting AGENDA REVISED TO REMOVE PUBLIC HEARINGS - consent agenda approvals only.
March 16- April 13 -- All Parks & Recreation programs and pools will be cancelled and/or closed per the Governor’s executive order until May 29. We will provide updated information as it becomes available.
March 21 -- Spectrum Health Irish Jig - CANCELLED
March 24 -- ALL CITY BUILDINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, ONLY ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ARE WORKING.
March 27 - All City and School District playgrounds will be closed until further notice as recommended by the Kent County Health Department.
April 13 - SPRING SEASON RECREATION PROGRAMS CANCELLED Parks & Recreation Department has made the difficult decision to cancel our session of spring programs, aquatic activities and league sports. We are hopeful the current “stay at home” (Executive Order 2020-59 COVID-19) will be lifted soon, and we will be able to commence with our summer session of programs and activities. Stay safe and healthy!
April 18 -- Sweetheart Dance is CANCELLED for 2020
April 30 -- Public Safety Community Engagement Session CANCELLED
June 20-- Reeds Lake Art Festival CANCELLED
June 27 -- Reeds Lake Run CANCELLED