The State – 10/8/20

Lacie Hudson, Case deKoning

East Lansing City Council voted unanimously during the Tuesday meeting to extend the local state of emergency and requirement of masks in the downtown area.

Under this new order and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order, masks will be required at all times in all public spaces both inside and outdoors in the DDA district. According to the Executive Order 2020-153, masks are also required in all indoor public spaces and all crowded outdoor public spaces throughout the remainder of the community, including the East Lansing Farmers Market. This order will remain in effect until Oct. 31, 2020.

Michigan State University received federal approval for the $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and is on schedule to open in 2022.

The facility was certified as an Energy Office of Science user facility granted by the U.S. Department of Energy during a Sept. 29 ceremony.

FRIB shows promise to be the world’s most powerful rare isotope beam facility, promising scientific groundbreaking research that can benefit economics and innovation opportunities in not only Michigan but the entire nation.