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.

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.

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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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