Category: COVID-19

a man in a face mask teaches a class online

November 24, 2020

The latest outbreak data shows nearly 8K infections in K-12 schools and colleges.

the portage public schools administration building

November 24, 2020

District leaders approved a plan to resume face-to-face classes if COVID conditions improve.

a woman receives an influenza vaccine injection in her shoulder

November 23, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech applied for emergency use authorization for their vaccine Friday. Vaccines would be distributed from Kalamazoo.

two college students walk past each other wearing face masks

November 23, 2020

The fall semester is effectively over. Colleges and universities handled COVID in different ways and with differing degrees of success.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County over five weeks

November 23, 2020

State counts 100K new cases in 15 days. WMU infection rates increasing. Hospitalizations close to breaking records.

A group of medical professionals in a Zoom meeting.

November 20, 2020

As COVID surges throughout the region, Kalamazoo’s medical system is reaching its breaking point.

a yard sign reads "we support our healthcare workers. Michigan strong."

November 20, 2020

As area hospitals reach capacity, staffing is a bigger problem affecting their ability to respond to COVID.

chart showing average COVID-19 infections in Kalamazoo County over five weeks

November 20, 2020

State reported highest new deaths since May. Kalamazoo County breaks record for new cases. Hospitalizations still rising as area hospitals approach capacity.

the awning of Theo & Stacy's Restaurant in Kalamazoo

November 20, 2020

The downtown Kalamazoo restaurant is taking a break this year due to COVID concerns.

the parking lot of a gym

November 19, 2020

State safety ambassadors plan to “blanket the state” to advise businesses about COVID rules.