Thursday, April 23, 2020
Probable COVID-19 Cases Related to Calhoun County Jail
On Thursday, April 23, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and Public Health Department were notified that a corrections staff member showed symptoms of COVID-19 and is a probable case. This corrections deputy does not have responsibilities that involved direct contact with inmates and is self-isolating at home.

Also on April 23, an inmate was admitted with COVID-19 symptoms, including elevated temperature. This was identified immediately during the intake process and all precautions were put in place. The subject was placed in a medical negative pressure isolation cell and tested. This is being treated as a probable case and results are pending.

There is no connection between these two cases.

The Calhoun Count y Jail is diligent in protecting the health of corrections staff and inmates. It will to work closely with the Public Health Department to mitigate spread.


For updates from Calhoun County, about County operations and COVID-19 counts in Calhoun County, visit the County website, . Case counts will be updated twice daily.
For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit .
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
For information, contact
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager