March 16, 2020 | Story by: Amelia Ritter
Though we encourage visitors to practice social distancing as much as possible, avoiding crowds, and washing hands often, there are still ways to support Livingston County businesses. As developments around COVID-19 continue to unfold, please follow refer to guidelines from the public health authorities including the CDC, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Livingston County Health Department to protect the community and visitors. For our updates and list of more resources, click here.
Take a virtual trip to downtown Brighton with this live stream of the Mill Pond. It’s perfect to find a peaceful moment if you’re staying indoors. As the weather starts to warm up, our 50,000+ acres of parks are the perfect place to breathe in fresh air and sunshine! Check out our guides to Livingston County Metroparks and biking trails for some outdoor inspiration.
Grab a Bite…For Now or Later!
A great way to support local businesses right now is by buying gift cards! You can buy gift cards online and use them for a future visit to Livingston County. Some restaurants that offer online gift card purchases are Diamonds Steak & Seafood, Bourbons, Stillwater Grill, and Sushi Zen. You can find more restaurant options here.
Delivery and carry-out options are also available from restaurants such as Poke-Fresh, Rollin’ Stone Pizza., La Marsa, Go Taco, Ginopolis Bar-BQ & Speakeasy, Mary’s Fabulous Fish & Chicken, and Fowlerville Farms. Remember to check Grubhub and Door Dash for more delivery options near you.
As of March 16th at 3pm, all Michigan bars and restaurants will be closed for dine-in traffic. We recommend contacting individual businesses directly regarding the latest information on operating hours and carry-out or delivery options.
For schools and community organizations handing out free meals, click here.
For a list of restaurants providing specials for essential workers, click here.
Some Brighton-Howell Area shops are offering shipping discounts on their products that can keep you busy and productive at home. Enjoy candy from Oh My Lolli!, order a new spring outfit from Rosy’s Boutique, find joy in handmade art from The Artisan’s Bench, or order your next favorite book online from 2 Dandelions Bookshop. For a complete list of Livingston County shops, click here.
Tune Out or Tune In
Though libraries are currently closed, you can still enjoy all they have to offer online! Using services like Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla you can read books, listen to audiobooks, and watch movies from our local libraries. Plus, you can find other fun activities to keep kids occupied on their social media feeds. Check out the Howell Carnegie District Library, Cromiane Library in Hartland, and the Brighton District Library for more! For more activities to keep kids busy, visit Rustic Pointe’s Facebook page for updates on take-home craft kits and virtual workshops.
Even from the comfort of your own home, you can support Livingston County businesses with a virtual trip. If you have an update to submit to this post, please send us an email!