Portage to close city buildings amid COVID surge

City departments will be open by appointment only beginning Monday, November 16.

The City of Portage has announced that it will close its buildings to the public beginning next Monday.

The move comes as the number of new COVID-19 infections surges throughout Kalamazoo County and as other local governments have closed their own buildings to the public.

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“Considering the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county, we must strengthen our efforts to control the epidemic,” said City Manager Joe La Margo. “If you have business to conduct at the City of Portage, we encourage you to visit us online at or call the appropriate city department.”

You can find a directory of city departments here.

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