Michigan’s governor announced Monday that state’s stay-at-home
order would be lifted effective immediately. Ohio has gradually
been reopening businesses over the past couple of weeks, as the
governor gradually eased a stay-at-home order over the past
month. Michigan’s approach to reopening businesses and services
mirrors Ohio’s approach.
Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people are now permitted in
Michigan. Outdoor parks and recreation facilities may be open.
Drive-in theaters can reopen. Retailers will be allowed to
reopen June 4, followed by bars and restaurants for indoor and
outdoor dining June 8. Day camps, libraries, museums, and
outdoor public swimming pools can resume operations that same
day. Gyms and fitness centers, casinos, and hair and nail
salons must remain closed, although Michigan’s governor hinted
they may reopen by July 4th.
The economic effects of the COVID-19 precautions will be felt for
months, if not years to come.
The University of Toledo will host a virtual roundtable discussion
on Thursday, June 4, 5:30 p.m., about the death of George Floyd.
The free, public event will feature a panel of UT students,
faculty and staff. The “Dialogues on Diversity Virtual Town
Hall” will include UT Police Chief Jeff Newton, UT law professor
Benjamin Davis, Dr. Monita Mungo, UT assistant professor of
sociology, and Nyah Kidd, president of the UT Black Student
Union, among others.
“The events of the past week have brought to light the critical
role higher education can and must play in facilitating open and
honest discussions that empower us as a community and a nation
to translate our ideals into actionable change,” said Dr. Willie
McKether, UT vice president for diversity and inclusion.
The virtual gathering can be accessed on WebEx using the access
code 160 282 6992. The meeting password is HSfu4PQF6D3. Others
can join by phone by calling 415.655.0002.
Latino nonprofit organizations continue to focus on children and
families in need during COVID-19. The Sofia Quintero Art and
Cultural Center recently made and handed out approximately 800
art kits throughout the Old South End, while continuing to serve
lunches to kids and senior citizens alike.
The Believe Center is putting a focus on the family with a summer
schedule of exercise and activities that will be centered at the
new Corbett Athletic Complex at Danny Thomas Park, 2101
Broadway. The evening activities will begin Tuesday, June 9 and
will run through mid-August.
A family run will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Every
other Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., will feature Family Fitness on the
Field, a free, family-friendly outdoor exercise program that
features Zumba alongside speed and agility exercises. Friday
nights, 6 to 8 p.m., will feature a kickball game pitting one
family against another. During the day, STEM on the Field will
feature science, technology, engineering and math activities for
kids ages 5 to 14 every Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At each event, COVID-19-related social distancing and safety
protocols will be enforced.
The Believe Center continues to host a free Friday food giveaway,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in conjunction with community partners.