Kalamazoo County to open COVID-19 facility for homeless

The county is hiring registered nurses to staff the new facility.

Correction: Kalamazoo County is making use of a motel in Calhoun County for isolating homeless people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Kalamazoo County is planning to open a 24-hour temporary quarantine facility for homeless residents.

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The facility will deliver nursing care, provide education, and conduct disease surveillance, according to a press release from the county. There is no indication of where the facility will be located or how soon it will be up and running.

Kalamazoo County is looking to hire temporary nurses to staff the facility. The county’s human resources website has listings for Temporary Public Health Nurses and Temporary Public Health Nurse Supervisors.

Nurses must be licensed in the state of Michigan. The county said it will provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as N-95 masks, gowns, and gloves.

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