Evergreens decorated with Christmas lights

November 16, 2020

The annual event, held in Bronson Park the day after Thanksgiving, has been cancelled this year over COVID fears.

a building facade with a sign that reads "Kalamazoo Public Library"

November 16, 2020

The library has closed completely for a week to prepare for the change.

a lighted sign for the Kalamazoo State Theatre

November 16, 2020

The live events venue was just a day away from reopening before being forced to close again due to COVID.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a press conference

November 13, 2020

In a press conference, the governor warned that hospitals are filling up and COVID deaths will continue to rise if we don’t change our behavior.

a line of cars outside a COVID testing center

November 13, 2020

With more tests being conducted daily and infection rates on the rise, the wait times for COVID tests are getting longer.

A billboard for Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes on top of a building

November 13, 2020

A recent survey shows that social service agencies are helping more than 200K fewer people in Kalamazoo this year due to COVID.

November 13, 2020

Case counts are continuing to rise in Kalamazoo County. West Michigan hit hard. Hospitals are approaching capacity.

sign marking Western Michigan University's main campus

November 13, 2020

Testing students for COVID before they leave campus and return to their communities is one way of controlling the spread of the virus. WMU is leaving it up to students.

a group of medical workers crowded around a patient

November 12, 2020

As COVID patients – and deaths – rise, area hospitals are calling for more precautions.

screenshots from the MI COVID Alert app on the Google Play Store

November 12, 2020

Newly released to the entire state, MI COVID Alert uses Bluetooth to warn users if they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID.