Category: COVID-19

An empty classroom

January 11, 2021

The governor said students are falling behind due to virtual learning and urged schools to return to in-person classes.

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

January 11, 2021

New case numbers are rising in Michigan, as are deaths. Hospitalizations continue to fall as positivity rates stay stubbornly high. Things are worse in Kalamazoo County on all counts.

a sign in front of a cement building reads "Administration Building"

January 8, 2021

Kalamazoo County health officials say they don’t have enough supply of the vaccines to open up to new patient groups yet.

a woman in scrubs prepares a vaccine

January 8, 2021

The county plans to expand access to vaccines in the coming weeks.

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

January 8, 2021

COVID case numbers and deaths are rising again in Kalamazoo and Michigan. Kalamazoo reaches highest death average of pandemic.

vials of COVID-19 vaccine

January 7, 2021

Starting next Monday, teachers, essential workers, and those 65 and older will be able to receive COVID vaccines.

a man in protective gear prepares a specimen for COVID testing

January 7, 2021

Health officials say a new and more contagious variant of the COVID virus is probably already in Michigan, but screening hasn’t proven it. Yet.

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

January 7, 2021

COVID measurements in Michigan have hit a plateau. Kalamazoo County infections and deaths are rising again. The positivity rate is moving back up. Vaccinations are moving slowly.

a sign for Pfizer Global Supply

January 6, 2021

Once identified as suffering from “brain drain,” Kalamazoo is getting a lift from its newfound vaccine fame.

January 6, 2021

Kalamazoo County reports COVID numbers for first time in nearly a week. State counts decrease slightly. Hospitalizations are rising again. 140K Michiganders have been vaccinated.