March 26, 2020

A downtown Kalamazoo business support campaign raised $70,000 in less than a work week for the retail and restaurant industry, a last minute sales push as local shops close or restrict operations due to the risk of spreading COVID-19 and a subsequent Michigan governor’s executive order. The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership (KDP) said it sold out […]

March 26, 2020

Inadequate COVID-19 testing and a backlog of results, a hallmark of the U.S. response to the pandemic, is a burden for the healthcare system here in Kalamazoo County as well. Dr. William Nettleton, medical director of the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department, said once a Kalamazoo County resident receives a doctor’s order – […]

March 16, 2020

Gathering places are to be closed at 3 p.m. today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced. Here’s a list of everything that will be closed until 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 30. It’s important to note that many are open for take out food. Read more about the executive order from WOOD-TV 8.

March 15, 2020

Kalamazoo County is closing all county facilities to the public. It encourages people to conduct business via phone and e-mail.  It also activated its Emergency Operations Center.  There have been no COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kalamazoo County, according to the release. There have 16 tests sent from the county: of those, two were negative and […]

March 15, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to address price gouging. From The Detroit News: On Sunday, Whitmer also announced that she signed an order temporarily restricting excessive pricing of consumer goods. The rules start at 9 a.m. Monday and will remain until 11:59 p.m. April 13.  Businesses can’t resell a product that is “grossly in excess of the […]

March 15, 2020

The State of Michigan will enforce its 250 occupancy limit at bars and restaurants. From MLive.com: Reducing capacity to 50%, encouraging take-out orders and abiding by the 250-person limit set for public gatherings in an executive order signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are all ways to keep Michigan’s service industry operating while also stopping the spread of coronavirus, […]

March 15, 2020

Kalamazoo County announced a call center 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call 269-373-5267.