MSU medical students offering help to front line workers

Posted at 5:33 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 07:53:23-04

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — After in-person classes were canceled back in March, MSU Healthcare students who are not yet ready for the front lines wanted to help ease the burden for any workers who are.

From free childcare to pet sitting and even your everyday household errands these students are ready to help in any way possible.

It’s a group of medical nursing and other health care students that call themselves MI COVIDsitters.

Third year medical student at MSU College of Human Medicine Jordan Griep, got the idea after he heard students in Minnesota doing this and then found out medical students in Detroit set up a similar program so he and fellow classmate Claire Krohn decided to bring that to West Michigan.

All the services they offer are free.

“If we can relieve a little bit of the stress, whether that's them not having to worry about getting home right away to walk their dog or to pick up a couple groceries from home or to babysit, pick their kid up from wherever. Go and check on a family member of theirs who they usually take care of or anything like that. It's just any little bit of relief that we can offer to them I think would be a great difference,” says Jordan Griep, medical student.

They have a growing list of volunteers already but there’s plenty of opportunities still available you can apply at and specify what/when you’re able to help and will be assigned to one family to help limit the spread of COVID-19. You can also donate on that site.