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Morning Buzz: September 8

Morning Buzz: September 8, 2021
Posted at 9:52 AM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 09:52:38-04

1. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in West Michigan, Spectrum Health will be reducing the number of people who can visit its hospitals.

Starting today, patients who go to an emergency department, urgent care, surgery, radiology, and lab locations will be allowed one adult visitor.

Adults and children who are inpatients will be allowed two visitors. The visitors must be the same person throughout the patient's stay.

Patients with COVID-19 are allowed one adult visitor who must be the same person throughout the patient's stay and must follow hospital guidelines.

For more information on these guidelines and which locations these new restrictions are implemented, head to

2. Safety and health reasons have the doors closed at the Ford Presidential Museum due to COVID cases in Kent County.

The National Archives made the decision. The Ford Museum says it'll provide refunds to anyone who's already purchased a ticket.

The burial site of President Ford and Mrs. Ford will also be closed, but they'll continue to offer online programming and remote services.

3. There's a new way to experience Grand Rapids with the company's newly designed website.

The new site helps visitors and locals to plan trips and outings around West Michigan with improved navigation, an enhanced events calendar, as well as new features to make the site more accessible to those with disabilities.

Check it out at

4. Later today, Kalamazoo native, Derek Jeter, will finally join the best of the best when he is enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place at Clark Sports Center. Pieces of Jeter's career are already on display inside the Hall of Fame Museum, including his Kalamazoo Central baseball hat.

Jeter will become the 28th member to be inducted as a Yankee.

5. Make some time to grab a book or your favorite magazine for International Literacy Day.

Communities and organizations worldwide are celebrating the day by focusing on the value and importance of reading.

Despite the role literacy plays in society, roughly 775 million people around the world are unable to read. Roughly two-thirds of those who can't read are women.

People who participate in International Literacy Day can volunteer at a library and read books to children.