City of Battle Creek Safe Start

The State of Michigan is in Phase 4: Improving

The county as a whole - including the City of Battle Creek - uses the guidance of the State of Michigan MI Safe Start Plan phases.

Read the City of Battle Creek’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan by clicking the link in the left column.

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See Calhoun County’s Safe Start website at this link. (The City of Battle Creek mirrors their information quite closely.)

Phase 4: Improving

  • Small gatherings only
  • Social distance (at least six feet)
  • Wear face coverings

What you can expect in our buildings:

  • Limited public access to buildings (we will open gradually starting June 15)
  • Appointments required for many essential services
  • Visitor and reporting employee screening required
  • Social distancing required
  • All visitors must wear face coverings; all employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance must wear face coverings
  • Services online, by phone, by drop box
  • Remote work encouraged when possible
  • Team holding remote meetings as much as possible

To move forward to Phase 5:

  • Wide testing availability and contact tracing
  • Case growth declining sharply
  • Health care capacity protected
  1. Phase 3: Flattening
  2. Phase 4: Improving
  3. Phase 5: Containing
  4. Phase 6: Post-Pandemic

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Key reminders:

  • Don’t gather
  • Social distance (at least six feet)
  • Wear face coverings

What you can expect in our buildings:

  • Closed to the public until at least June 12
  • Services online, by phone, by drop box
  • Remote work encouraged when possible
  • Employees reporting to buildings self-screen daily
  • Those in the buildings must maintain six-foot distance and wear face coverings when that isn’t possible
  • Team holding remote meetings as much as possible

To move forward to Phase 4:

  • Improved testing & contact tracing
  • Case growth declining
  • Heath care capacity protected