Kalamazoo County board leaves mask mandate in place

Oct 6, 2021
John McNeill / WMUK

The Kalamazoo County board took two hours of public comment Tuesday night on whether or not to rescind the Health Department’s Mask Mandate, and heard from both sides.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Roughly two in 10 students on Western Michigan University's campus still haven’t had a COVID-19 shot, according to numbers released last week. The school says not to worry, because it’s testing the unvaccinated, requiring masking indoors and beefing up ventilation to contain the virus. But critics see flaws in the badging system meant to keep sick people out of shared spaces, and a lack of physical distancing in classrooms has some instructors worried.

The School Mask Debate Continues

Sep 10, 2021
John McNeill / WMUK

Although the pandemic continues, Kalamazoo Public School officials say there haven't been any COVID-related problems - so far.


Bronson Healthcare says it is requiring all workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December.

Kalamazoo School Mask Mandate Defended

Sep 8, 2021
Paul Sancya / AP Photo

Kalamazoo County's public health officer says he has no regrets about ordering schools to adopt COVID-19 mask mandates.