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Andy Robins / WMUK

The coronavirus pandemic has officially arrived in Kalamazoo County. The county's Department of Health and Community Services said on Monday, March 23, that tests have confirmed three cases of the disease in the county. Details of those cases have not been released. County officials plan to hold a video news conference at 1 p.m.

Blood Donors Urgently Needed During The Pandemic

Mar 22, 2020
Michael Conroy / AP Photo

The number of people donating blood has dropped sharply because of COVID-19. But the chairwoman of the Kalamazoo County Commission says she hopes healthy adults will step up to fill the gap.

Frank Augstein / AP Photo

People can feel helpless in the face of something like the coronavirus pandemic. But Kalamazoo County officials say there is something residents can do to help.

Physicians Assistant Jessica Hamilton, left, and Amena Beslic RN holds a swab and test tube kit to test people for COVID-19 at a drive through station set up in the parking lot of the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mi, (AP file photo/Paul Sancya)
Paul Sancya / AP Photo

Calhoun County officials say two adults have tested positive for the coronavirus. One is self isolation and in stable condition. The other is being treated in isolation at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after being transferred from the Advantage Living Center in Battle Creek. Confirmed cases have also been reported in Berrien, Allegan, and Barry counties. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo’s indoor farmer’s market is scheduled to open for its usual hours tomorrow. Essentially a grocery store, the Bank Street Winter Market plans to keep going unless it’s ordered to close or business drops off.