Kzoo leaders extend emergency orders through end of year

The move allows them to continue to meet virtually as COVID numbers climb.

Though it was considering a return to in-person meetings just weeks ago, Kalamazoo City Commissioners have moved to allow remote meetings to continue through the end of the year.

That comes as rates of new coronavirus infections rise and the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread far and wide.

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The move required the commission to extend an emergency declaration for the city. The commission could still return to city hall for meetings later in the year should COVID rates fall back to controllable levels.

The statewide average of daily new infections has jumped more than 400% in the past month. Meanwhile, CDC guidelines recommend residents of Kalamazoo County go back to wearing masks in public places even if they’re vaccinated.

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