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Posted on: February 28, 2020

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Lyndi Warner, Public Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
pio@kalcounty.com
March 14, 2020
269-373-5271 or 269-373-5270

COVID-19 Update from Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department 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- 535-6136.

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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