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People in Kalamazoo and four other Michigan counties should mask up, the CDC says

Map of US counties with Michigan highlighted. Low-transmission counties are green, medium are yellow and high-transmission are orange
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says with high COVID in transmission county, people should mask up indoors.

The other three are in the Upper Peninsula.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 transmission is now high enough in Gogebic, Iron, Delta and Kalamazoo Counties that people there should wear a mask indoors whatever their vaccination status.

Calhoun, St. Joseph and Barry Counties have a medium level of transmission, while Berrien, Van Buren and Cass counties are at a low level.

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.