FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2020
Battle Creek Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
A Battle Creek Police Department officer has tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

The officer developed symptoms while at home, contacted their family doctor, and was subsequently tested for COVID-19. This morning, the officer was notified of the positive result.

All people in contact with this officer have been notified. The officer is recovering at home

The Battle Creek Police Department continues to work closely with local health departments to comply with all reporting requirements.

The Calhoun County Health Department directors have cleared all other Battle Creek Police officers as low-risk for exposure, and they will continue to report to serve the community.

Calhoun County's Unified Law Enforcement reminds everyone to continue following the guidelines to stay home unless absolutely necessary, wash hands frequently for 20 seconds, and maintain at least six feet of distance with others.

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‚Äôs 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
269-781-0926,  lblair@calhouncountymi.gov

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager