05/24/2020 Kalamazoo County Participates in Statewide Voluntary Covid-19 Testing Initiative for Nursing Homes

05/21/2020 Older Adults get Access to the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program

05/11/2020 Kalamazoo County Releases Public Health Guidance to Reopen Workforce

04/27/2020 Kalamazoo County Official Statement

04/25/2020 Kalamazoo County Hiring Temp Nurses to Assist with COVID-19 Response

04/22/2020 Official Statement for HCS:  COVID-19 Reported Death

04/21/2020 Official Statement for HCS:  COVID-19 Reported Death

04/20/2020 COVID-19 Positive Cases in Vulnerable Population Facilities

04/17/2020 Official Statement from HCS:  COVID-19 Reported Death

4/14/2020 Official Statement from HCS:  COVID-19 Reported Death

4/10/2020 Official Statement from HCS:  COVID-19 Reported Death

4/8/2020 Seniors may be able to receive meal delivery, thanks to federal dollars received by the state to help provide meals to older adults (age 60 and over).  Seniors who need extra support at this time can now sign up for assistance, including meal delivery, delivery of non-perishable food items, and daily wellness-check calls, through the state’s coronavirus website.

4/8/2020 Official Statement form HCS:  Covid-19 Reported Death

4/7/2020 Announcements for Kalamazoo County

04/06/2020 Public Health Recommendation for the Use of Face Coverings in Public Settings

04/04/2020 KHCS Official Statement on two deaths attributed to COVID-19

04/03/2020 –  Small business owners – starting Friday, April 3, you can enroll in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Payment Protection Program (PPP), which authorizes up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. The program is first-come, first-served. By April 3, a Michigan-specific website dedicated to the program will be live to provide information on the program, a checklist and documents needed to apply, instructions on how to connect with a bank and/or finding a lender, and a budget tool to track and ensure the loan is forgiven. A sample PPP loan application has been released by the U.S. Treasury Department.

  • Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses, sole proprietorship’s and nonprofits can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing Small Business Association (SBA) lenders.
  • Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.

04/02/2020 Kalamazoo County Health Officer Issues Recommendation of Workplace Health Screenings

04/02/2020 Farmer Relief Fund created by American Farmland Trust

03/27/2020 Kalamazoo County COVID-19 Call Center – Change in Hours

03/26/2020 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

03/24/2020 COVID-19 Essential Services Remaining Open at Kal County Health & Community Services Department

03/24/2020 Executive Order 2020-21

03/23/2020 Three COVID-19 Cases Identified in Kalamazoo County

3/17/2020 SMBA closed!  Please see attached for directions to apply for permits and inspections.

3/16/2020 Household Hazardous Waste is closed until April 5th

03/16/2020 Essential Services Remaining Open at Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department

03/16/2020 Consumers Energy Shutoff Suspension Statement

03/16/2020 Consumers Energy COVID-19 Customer Protections

03/13/2020 2019 Covid-19 Kalamazoo County Update

03/12/2020 Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of Covid-19

03/04/2020

03/02/2020

  • The best way to protect yourself and your family, and to stop the spread of viruses such as the flu, common cold and COVID-19 include:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • People should be diligent about preventing flu since there have been thousands of influenza-like illnesses reported throughout the county. Individuals within the United States are still at a higher risk of getting the flu than COVID-19.  If you have not received your flu shot, it is highly encouraged you do so now.

Right now, there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public in the United States.

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