4 City of Battle Creek workers test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 10:46 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 22:46:02-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Four Battle Creek city officials have tested positive for COVID-19, a news release said Monday.

That includes three firefighters and one staff member at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

With these most recent cases, there have been a total of 14 confirmed cases within the city’s workforce since the start 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 news release said. “The four individuals who have tested positive are recovering at home.”

Additional cleaning will take place at the affected city facilities.

Officials asked all residents to answer their phones and check their messages, even if the area code isn’t local.

That’s because the state is helping Calhoun County with contact tracing.

Calhoun County Joint Operations Center leaders also reminded everyone to continue following guidance for wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands often for at least 20 seconds.