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Posts from August 2020

Dear Spartans, 
 
By this time, all of us know about President Stanley’s latest email regarding the fall of 2020. Many of us, myself included, were just moving into our new apartments or had already settled into our living space a few days prior. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, as well as recent university incidents, MSU has declared that classes will be held solely online, with a few exceptions for certain degrees as well as a few performance/experience based courses. 

School for some may look a little different this year. We are all aware of the ever-changing landscape and we've had to think on our toes from day to day as circumstances change rapidly. For those of us with children, we know that this coming school year will present an even greater challenge. So whether you're a home school veteran, or are tackling remote learning for the first time, we appreciate that you can't learn everything in front of a computer screen. Visual and active learners take note - to make life a little easier, here is a list of some of the top places in Great Lansing that offer your whole family a fun and educational field trip experience!

In just a short drive from the Lansing State Capitol you can find a genuine slice of Midwestern hospitality in Greater Lansing's nearby small towns. Take a step back in time and stroll the quaint downtown streets, browse unique shops and eateries, peruse the local farmers market and soak up the serene ambience of small-town living. Many have hotels, inns and B&B’s nearby making it the ideal weekend getaway!

5 Things to Do BEFORE You Get to Greater Lansing

  1. Review the updated safety precautions and guidelines. The state of Michigan requires individuals to wear a face covering in public places. Learn more about Michigan’s Coronavirus guidelines here.
  2. Plan out the activities you'd like to do on your visit while maintaining social distancing and safety guidelines. Please note most businesses are open although some attractions may request you reserve a timed entry ticket. Please note: a few attractions and businesses are currently closed.

As businesses in Greater Lansing reopen, everyone is taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. It can be a confusing time for consumers with so many new rules and protocols to follow. But having an idea of what to expect when you go out and support our local businesses is an important step towards helping keep you and their employees safe and healthy–and keeping our valued local businesses open.