Stay home, Stay informed in Kalamazoo

Even though we are staying home, we can still stay connected with the Kalamazoo Community. Check out this compilation of virtual events and resources to stay engaged with the community during quarantine.

 

1. The Kalamazoo County Government is carefully tracking the spread of COVID-19 through the county. Its website provides daily updates of all laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the demographic break-down of those infected.

 

2. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently released Michigan Safe Start, a detailed plan to re-engage Michigan’s economy. Take a look for a better understanding of the transition to a post-pandemic world. 

 

3. Upcoming meetings are posted on the City of Kalamazoo website. This page provides the public with a master list of all upcoming meetings, including Zoning Board of Appeals and City Commission meetings. Recordings of past meetings can be found on our website.

 

4. When stuck indoors, a good book can take you anywhere in the world. Sign-up for a library card today with the Kalamazoo Public Library to gain access to their virtual collection of books. 

 

5. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts may be closed, but there are still ways to view art from home. From April 24 to May 24, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show will be available to view online. The show includes 101 works of art submitted by high school students in West Michigan. 

 

6. Each week, Integrated Services of Greater Kalamazoo posts a weekly toolkit to help the greater Kalamazoo area cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Each lesson is designed to help residents manage negative emotions associated with quarantine. Topics covered include: how to care for yourself while physically distancing yourself, coping with grief, coping with anxiety, and managing stress and surviving a disaster.