Joint Information Center
Wednesday, June 9
As of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Calhoun County has a cumulative total of 12,360 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD), with a total of 293 deaths attributed to the virus. This information is updated once daily, Monday through Friday, at www.calhouncountymi.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The State vaccine dashboard shows that as of June 9, 2021, 96,587 doses have been administered to Calhoun County residents, from various sources, not just the Public Health Department.
 
In Calhoun County, total shots administered by the Public Health Department as of June 7th are, 20,760 first dose and 18,129 second dose shots. Last week, between May 30- June 5, the Public Health Department administered 60 vaccine doses. Our first dose totals include all who are vaccinated by CCPHD with one dose of any vaccine: Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.

Calhoun County is reporting 48.3% of the population have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 42.9% have completed a two-dose series. The goal is to have 70% of Calhoun County residents vaccinated.

Vaccine Clinic Schedule
  • Thursday, June 10 from 3-6 p.m., Kellogg Community College, North Parking Lot, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary to get your first dose, the second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be offered Thursday, July 1, 3:00p - 6:00p.(Drive-Thru)
  • Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Homer High School, 403 S. Hillsdale, Homer, MI. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary to get your first dose, the second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be offered 21 days after first dose. Please see contact CCPHD for appointments. (Drive-thru).
  • Tuesday, June 15 from 3-6 p.m., Minges Creek Parking Lot, 5700 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary. (Drive-thru)
  • Saturday, June 19 from 1-4:30 p.m., Holland Park, 100 N Albion St, Albion, MI. Pfizer vaccine, 12 years and older, J&J vaccine for 18 years and older upon request. No appointment necessary.

Reminder that the CCPHD will be offering COVID-19 vaccine by appointments only at both Toeller Building (190 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek) & Albion Health Department (214 E Michigan Ave, Albion). Both offering schedules of Monday - Thursday 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., as well as Fridays 8 a.m.-Noon. Contact Toeller Building at 269-969-6363 and Albion Health Department at 517-629-9434 to schedule an appointment.
Keep up with Calhoun County vaccine efforts at
Calhoun County Courts Move to Phase 3
Due to decreasing virus rates, Calhoun County Courts were approved by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to move into Phase 3 of its reopening. This means that the courts will increase operations to include jury trials, although some access to the courthouse is restricted. With this new guidance is a mandatory face covering policy. All visitors to the courts, as well as employees, are required to wear a face covering in courtrooms and hearing rooms of the Justice Center in Battle Creek.
 
The Courts will hold the first jury trial in over a year in Probate Court on Monday, June 14. Currently, the courts anticipate unlocking the front doors to the Justice Center and open to all visitors beginning Tuesday, July 6. More updates will be released later in June regarding the court’s “full opening.”
 
The courts are allowing employees who wish to be exempt from wearing a face covering to provide proof of their vaccination and then are not required to wear a mask. All visitors (non-employees) must wear a face covering when in the Court areas of the Justice Center, regardless of their vaccination status. Other ongoing COVID-19 protocols include 6-foot social distancing and employees will still be required to complete the Health Screening app prior to entering the building.


Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program for Businesses
As the economy continues to open back up and employers strive to keep their employees, customers, and communities safe from COVID-19, the State of Michigan has launched another round of funding for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. These grants will provide small businesses, including eligible childcare centers, matching funds of up to $10,000 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread through safety and health-related equipment purchased and training.  

"Employers need to remain vigilant to ensure workers, customers and communities are safe from COVID-19," said Sean Egan, Michigan COVID-19 workplace safety director. "We've seen success with an earlier round of funding and are confident the additional financial support will help keep Michiganders safe."

The grant period ends Friday, June 18, 2021. Grants are awarded until grant funding is expended. Complete the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant application at Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety
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For updates from Calhoun County, about County operations and COVID-19 in Calhoun County, visit the County website, calhouncountymi.gov.

For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus.

The State’s COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone who has questions or concerns related to the virus. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-535-6136. For state COVID-19 information, visit michigan.gov/coronavirus.
For information, contact
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager

Victor Jovanovich, Public Health Department Communications Specialist

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager