Below you'll find interviews we've done with local experts about how Ottawa county is handling the current situation, as well as what you can do to keep yourself, your family and your community safe. Keep listening to WGHN-FM 92.1 for continuous updates on how COVID-19 is affecting our community. Now is the time to listen to local radio more than ever.
During the stay-home/stay-safe order, residents are required to stay at home except under certain circumstances. The order is in effect to contain the spread of COVID-19, as the disease does not always or immediately show symptoms in someone before they are transmitting it. This order is in effect until at least April 13th.
You may leave the house to: Attend legal proceedings for essential or emergency purposes | Care for a family member or their pet in another household | Care for vulnerable persons | Go to work if you are part of critical infrastructure workforce | Leave Michigan for a home or residence elsewhere | Outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, running or cyclin | Perform tasks necessary to your health and safety, like going to the hospital or grocery store | Return home from outside of the state | Take care of any task required by law enforcement or court order | Travel between two residences in the state | Visit an individual under the care of a health care facility if permitted by that facility | Volunteer for businesses or operations that provide food, shelter and other necessities.
While out you are still required to practice social distancing, staying at least six feet away from others.