FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Unified Calhoun County Law Enforcement
Recommendation for Employers Identified as Critical Infrastructure as it relates to Executive Order #2020-21
Law enforcement agencies across Calhoun County have received questions about what documentation workers need if traveling to and from work during the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21. This should only apply to workers who are considered critical infrastructure workforce.


Please note: Calhoun County law enforcement agencies countywide will not be stopping vehicles and will not be requesting any type of travel documentation.


Many businesses have reached out to all agency offices requesting guidance on travel documents that their employees should be carrying if they’re traveling out of county or to different jurisdictions. We are creating a recommendation outline for businesses based on their request. This is the letter that critical infrastructure workers would carry with them as they travel for work. 
 




This guidance is provided by the following law enforcement agencies:
  • Calhoun County Sheriff's Department
  • Battle Creek Police Department
  • Emmett Township Department of Public Safety
  • Albion Department of Public Safety
  • Marshall Police Department
  • Tribal Police Department (Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi)
  • Veterans Administration Police Department
  • Kellogg Community College Police Department


Law enforcement agencies also are receiving multiple calls that have been directed to them by Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office regarding implementation and enforcement issues. We are receiving many calls regarding complaints about businesses remaining open in violation of the Governor's order. Currently, we ask the public to use good judgement when contacting law enforcement agencies regarding this. We are maintaining a list to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


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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
269-781-0926,  lblair@calhouncountymi.gov

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager