COVID-19

Kalamazoo faces fines for COVID violations

The city is being cited for not following COVID safety regulations at a worksite.

The City of Kalamazoo is facing a $3,500 fine from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for violations of the state’s COVID-19 workplace safety regulations.

The violations, as listed on the state’s new COVID-19 citations dashboard, resulted from the inspection of a worksite on January 26.

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The citation alleges that city crews were not wearing masks or social distancing. Also, there was no COVID-19 safety coordinator on site as is required by state rules.

The violations were found at a worksite on the corner of Royce Ave and Portage St and were listed as “serious” in the citation.

Five companies in Kalamazoo County have been cited for workplace violations, according to the state’s dashboard. Most of the violations had to do with workers not wearing masks.

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