a woman in scrubs prepares a vaccine

December 29, 2020

A sign up form to receive the new COVID vaccine has been circulating online, but the county says only medical workers and nursing home residents and staff should actually use it.

governor gretchen whitmer during a press conference

December 29, 2020

$465M in support for workers and businesses was passed by state lawmakers last week. The governor says she is still reviewing it.

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

December 29, 2020

New cases and deaths are dropping. So are hospitalizations and positive tests. But there could still be a Christmas spike on the horizon.

an elderly woman lays in a hospital bed

December 28, 2020

With more than 12K deaths for the year, COVID has surpassed the death toll for all but two causes of death this year.

a woman sits with a man in full protective gear

December 28, 2020

Michigan will begin vaccinating these groups of people later this week.

December 28, 2020

State reported 7,341 new cases since Christmas Eve. Infection numbers and deaths are declining. New data is scarce due to the holidays.

a man and a woman sit at a table outdoors with masks on while a waiter with a mask takes their order

December 28, 2020

A new meta-analysis of COVID studies shows how the virus spreads and what we can do to avoid it.

a statue with a face mask on

December 24, 2020

During a Wednesday update, a state health official said most COVID measurements are encouraging, but warned of possible Christmas and New Year’s spikes.

a man with a plastic face shield cleans a desk while a woman with a face mask moves school chairs

December 24, 2020

Researchers showed that when COVID cases are low, in-person classes don’t cause them to go up.

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

December 24, 2020

New infections and deaths decline as the holidays approach. The state and Kalamazoo County dip below 10% positivity.