|NEWS RELEASE||Lyndi Warner, Public Information Officer|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|March 14, 2020||269-373-5271 or 269-373-5270|
COVID-19 Update from Kalamazoo County Health & Community
Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department activated their call center
on March 13, 2020 and it will operate seven (7) days per week from 8:00am to
5:00pm. The County call center number is 269-373-5267. The Michigan Department of
Health and Human Services (MDHHS) activated their call center today which will also
operate between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. The MDHHS call center phone is 888-
Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department continues to partner
closely with our local health systems and the Region 5 Medical Coalition in our
community’s response to COVID-19.
Although COVID-19 test samples have been submitted to the MDHHS Bureau of
Laboratories, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kalamazoo County. A COVID19 test is ordered by a medical professional in consultation with KCHCSD. A total of 16
test have been sent to the State lab and are awaiting results. If a COVID-19 case is
identified in a Kalamazoo County resident, KCHCSD will provide timely, accurate and
credible information to our community.
“Kalamazoo County Government strives to keep everyone informed during these ever-changing events. We want to assure you that we will be bringing facts forward as soon as
they are verified. Right now we are progressing through everything to ensure we are using
an abundance of caution to protect our employees and residents.” stated Tracie Moored,
Kalamazoo County Administrator.
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