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Spectrum Health Lakeland Gives COVID Update

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren Hamel says the skyrocketing number of new COVID-19 cases we’re seeing in Berrien County lately is due to people being less diligent. Speaking to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Thursday, Hamel

11/18/20 Covid-19 Van Buren & Cass

LOCATION Positive cases of COVID-19 Deaths Recovered* as of  11/12/2020 Van Buren County 1,999 27 816* Cass County 1,601 27 719* Michigan 277,806 8,190 138,862** United States*** 11,300,635 247,834

Bronson Healthcare Updates Visitor Guidelines

Due to COVID-19, Bronson Healthcare has updated its visitor guidelines. Bronson has released the following: With the continued rise of COVID-19 across the state and within our communities, Bronson Healthcare has updated its visitor guidelines. Effective Thursday,

State Notes Jump In Cases Of Gonorrhea

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is warning about an increase in cases of gonorrhea this year. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they’re up 22% with the state already passing last year’s total for

LMC Adapts To New State Order

Lake Michigan College is increasing safety precautions in response to new state directives to slow the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential employees will begin working remotely and additional in-person classes will move to remote learning beginning Wednesday, November

South Haven Gets Beach Safety Plan Critiqued

The South Haven City Council received an update from the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority regarding the city’s current beach safety plan. There have been calls from the community for lifeguards at the city’s north and south

Hit-And-Run Kills Motorcyclist

A 35-year-old man is dead after a hit-and-run accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle in Benton Township. It happened at 9 p.m. Monday on Union Street at the Briarwood Apartments. According to police, the SUV pulled

Michigan Congressman Has Coronavirus

From the Associated Press — A Michigan congressman says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Republican U.S. Representative Tim Walberg says his symptoms are mild so far. Walberg was reelected to a seventh term in the 7th