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The photo shows the back of a UPS truck parked on the street with a driver unloading packages.
Ted S. Warren / AP Photo

The thoughtful consumer now faces a conundrum when ordering goods, especially nonessential ones. On the one hand, those orders can help businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus shutdown. But shipping workers are so busy now that some are, according to the New York Times, coming to work sick. That puts them, their coworkers and possibly the public at risk.

Andy Robins / WMUK

A special disaster fund has been activated to help people being hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo County Health officials say the death of “an older adult with underlying medical conditions” is being attributed to COVID-19. 

A black and white picture of a grand house with awnings on the side windows
Courtesy photo / Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo’s experience with an earlier pandemic has a lesson to teach about the effectiveness of what we now call social distancing – and the dangers of ending it too soon.

Andy Robins / WMUK

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that a Western Michigan University student has died after contracting COVID-19. The student, who was studying chemical engineering, was not living in Kalamazoo.