Mask Up Michigan!

You might feel healthy, but the reality is this: about 40% of people who have COVID-19 may be asymptomatic. That means almost one out of every two people could be infected. They might not know it until it’s too late. We can only contain the virus and keep Michigan open if everyone stays careful and masks up when they leave home, whether they feel sick or not. Face coverings can reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 by about 70%. So Mask Up Michigan!

323 cases and 12 deaths, Probable Cases Clinton County: 65 [as of July 29]

What to Consider Before Going Out

Local orders – View updates from your local health department to better understand the situation in your community and what local orders are in place in your community. Also find out about school closures, business re-openings, and stay-at-home orders in your state.

For the latest updates visit https://www.mmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus/


His Cup Runneth Over is there every Tuesday

Spread the word that free meals are served on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church, St. Johns.

Drive up and they will bring your meals out to you. If you need delivery call or text 517-388-2005 or 989-544-5764 by 11 a.m.


Backpack Giveaway at TCC July 25

Students in St. Johns are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway.

TCC corporate stores are handing out backpacks on Sunday July 26.

Because the St. Johns location is a private locally owned store, they are not open on Sundays, so their backpack give away will be on Saturday July 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or while supplies last.

One backpack per child, and the child must be present. There are no rain checks.

So go on out and get a free backpack with school supplies.

In case you don’t know where TCC is, they are the local Verizon store in the Southgate Plaza next to Little Caesars.


Project Connect coming in August

It is that time of year again.

This year Project Connect is going to look different. This year’s Project Connect (back to school event) will be a road tour.

The goal is always to help the community as much as possible, but this year they also need to make sure they do everything they can to keep everyone healthy.

Due to Covid-19 organizers are breaking up the large in-person event into several smaller drive-up events.

The big change for Project Connect this year is that they are asking people to please pre-register for Project Connect. They need as many people who plan to attend to register ahead of time. This is so that they can pre-package the items for participants, know what to purchase, and what to pack to bring to our remote locations.

Please pre-register online or by phone 989-224-0328 or 517-641-5167 to ensure the sites are well-stocked. Registration Required by July 31

Open to All Clinton County Residents – Pick the location that fits your schedule.

St. Johns – Beacon of Hope Thursday, August 20, 9-11 AM

Bath – Bath Middle School Tuesday, August 11, 9-11 AM
Elsie – Ovid Elsie High School Thursday, August 13, 9-11 AM
Maple Rapids—Community Ball Field Tuesday, August 18, 6-8 PM


Clinton Transit Updates

Are you registered to vote? You can vote in person August 4 or get an absentee ballot from your local clerk.

Clinton Transit is providing free rides to the polls on Election Day. We hope to see to see you at the polls.

Clinton Transit will continue fare free rides through July, 2020 to help the community get re-connected to services.

Sarah and Fran are there to schedule your rides.
(989) 224-8127
“The Blue Bus”


Important information about reaching Social Security during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the current coronavirus pandemic, Social Security continues to provide help to you and other people in your community.

While the offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, they remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security business. You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or the National 800 Number. You can find local office phone numbers online by using the Social Security Office Locator at www.ssa.gov/locator.

They offer many secure and convenient online services at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices, where you can:

· Apply for Retirement, Disability, and Medicare benefits;

· Check the status of an application or appeal;

· Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas);b

· Print a benefit verification letter; and

· Much more

If you need help, please don’t wait until they can see you in person. Call now and get the help you need. They also understand that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic, so they are continuing to extend certain deadlines wherever possible.

Vonda Van Til is a Public Affairs Specialist for Social Security. You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at vonda.vantil@ssa.gov.


Concert in the Park Series – 17th Season Schedule
William E. Tennant Performance Shell, St. Johns City Park, Wednesdays – 7:00 p.m.

July 29 – Root Doctor – Classic Soul, R&B & Blues

Aug. 5 – Vintage 20s – Great Roaring Twenties Band
Aug. 12 – David Shelby – Country With A Motown Twist
Aug. 19 – David Gerald – The Very Best Of Blues
Aug. 26 – Dave Bennett Quartet – From Swing To Rock

Sept. 2 – Matt King – His Award Winning Tribute To Elvis

All Concerts Will Be Held Rain Or Shine

Sponsored by The Clinton County Arts Council and the City Of St. Johns

Bring your lawn chairs and your masks – enjoy the concerts!

For concert updates each week, please visit our Facebook Page
or the CCCA website at: clintoncountyarts.org