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WMU professors use box design to protect medical workers against COVID-19

Protection during intubation process “that I believe produces a lot of aerosolized particles.”

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$8M in coronavirus aid coming to West Michigan

Fund are through Community Development Block Grants and Emergency Solutions Grants, via new CARES Act.

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Kalamazoo mayor says citywide curfew possible, but not likely

“If we begin to see big ramping up in those numbers, then we are going to have to reconsider our current position.”

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South Haven bans vacation rentals

City issues notice to property owners banning vacation rentals. “This is a not a suggestion; it is the law.”

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Stryker announces new hospital beds to aid healthcare facilities during COVID-19 pandemic

The emergency relief beds can accommodate patients with respiratory issues including ventilated patients.

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United Way Disaster Fund Targets The Pandemic (WMUK)

Fundraising for the fund is open-ended because the COVID-19 crisis is too.

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Open breweries list added to Open for Business

A new take-out list has been added to our section “Open for Business.” Brewery excursion company West Michigan Beer Tours has catalogued the breweries in town offering delivery and take out of their beer and food. Find our food listings here.

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Kalamazoo couple launches online wine shop so you don’t have to be stuck without a bottle (Second Wave)

The enterprising couple that owns The Stamped Robin wine and cocktail lounge in downtown Kalamazoo is sure that a bottle of wine, delivered to your door, would make spending more time at home – as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the CDC suggests – a little more enjoyable. Read more from Second Wave.

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Yard waste pick-up canceled in Kalamazoo amid coronavirus outbreak (MLive)

The change will impact the city of Kalamazoo’s April Spring Clean Up and brush programs.

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Critics blast WMU over treatment of employees during coronavirus closure (MLive)

Employees considered non-essential were sent home, on paid leave to keep their income, at least temporarily.