A total of three City of Battle Creek firefighters, and one staff member at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, have tested positive for COVID-19.
With these most recent cases, there have been a total of 14 confirmed cases within the city’s workforce since the beginning of the pandemic.
The city and the Calhoun County Public Health Department continue to work together to assess the situation, and identify close contacts to those who tested positive, as well as ensure adequate fire staffing. The four individuals who have tested positive are recovering at home.
Please remember to answer your phone and check your messages; you may see a local or out-of-area phone number from health staff, as the State of Michigan is assisting Calhoun County with some contact tracing. It is important to receive this information if it is possible you were exposed to COVID-19.
Additional cleaning is taking place at the affected city facilities.
The Calhoun County Joint Operations Center leaders remind everyone to continue following the guidance for wearing masks, social distancing, and washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds.