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COVID-19 Updates

Check here regularly for updates on COVID-19. Check the Centers for Disease Control, state of Michigan, Kalamazoo County and Western Michigan University for their response to coronavirus. This map helps people find meals for kids while schools are closed. Information on COVID-19 testing at Kalamazoo's Family Health Center can be found here. Information about testing at Grace Health in Battle Creek is here.

As of June 18, there were 60,618 confirmed cases in the State of Michigan with 5,818 deaths.  There are 916 confirmed cases in Kalamazoo County with 63 deaths; 446 cases in Calhoun County with 29 deaths; 684 in Berrien County with 60 deaths; 188 in Van Buren County with six deaths; 249 in Allegan County with six deaths; 190 in St. Joseph County with three deaths; 106 in Cass County with four deaths; 225 cases and two deaths in Branch County and 72 cases in Barry County with two deaths. There are also 4,156 cases and 115 deaths in Kent County, and 874 cases and 46 deaths in Ottawa County. There have been 44,964 confirmed recoveries from COVID-19 in Michigan. The state updates coronavirus cases daily at 3 p.m. Updates on the number of recovered patients is released once a week on Saturday.

Other pandemic updates:

(Monday, June 15)

Some local governments, including the cities of Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo County, begin reopening their offices and other facilities to the public. Most have limited hours and people entering government buildings must wear face masks. Some offices require appointments.

(Monday, June 1)

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has lifted her stay-at-home order to re-open much of the state's economy. Effective immediately, groups of up to 100 people can gather as long as social distance guidelines are followed. Workers can also return to offices. Stores statewide can re-open with capacity limits on June 4, however theaters, gyms, fitness centers, hair salons, barbershops, spas, non-tribal casinos, and bowling alleys must remain closed. Starting June 8, restaurants, bars, and children's camps can re-open with capacity limits.