Community, COVID-19

Spectrum Health Cancels, Postpones or Goes Virtual With Public Events

Action in response to COVID-19 outbreak

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 12, 2020 – In order to keep community members, team members and the public healthy and safe, Spectrum Health is taking the following steps related to public events through April 30:

  • Spectrum Health community events that do not provide an immediate public health benefit will be made virtual, postponed or cancelled. For example, the Irish Jig, an annual 5K race promoting colorectal cancer awareness, will be canceled.
  • Public events that support an immediate public health benefit will proceed with appropriate precautions (for example, blood drives and prenatal classes).

We are in the process of determining the best option for several of our classes and events. As these decisions are made, the information will be posted on the Spectrum Health website.



Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Sarina Gleason
Media Relations
Phone: 517.256.5618

Ellen Bristol
Media Relations Manager
Office: 616.391.4399
Mobile: 616.581.6474