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State Releases COVID-19 Totals For Sunday

Michigan is reporting 575 additional cases of COVID-19 for Sunday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the total number of cases statewide is now at 37,778. There have been 41 additional deaths from Saturday

SMC Nursing Graduate Recovering From COVID-19

A Southwestern Michigan College nursing graduate is at home recovering after a bout with COVID-19. MaryBeth Seal’s resume includes being a healthcare provider, author, speaker, and lifeguard, and now, coronavirus survivor. She says she’d been home sick

Bangor Company Producing PPE

Barber Packaging in Bangor is now making personal protective equipment for front line medical workers and other essential personnel. The company has made industrial packaging for the auto industry since 1989. President Luke Barber says when the

County Board Gets COVID-19 Update

We’re going to be staying six feet apart, wearing masks, and washing our hands frequently for a lot longer. That was the message from Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners

Griffin Seeking Reelection

State Representative Beth Griffin is seeking reelection. The Republican from Mattawan tells WSJM News with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, the top priority is obvious. “I’m fighting really hard to help return some people to their jobs, and

Health Department Talks Ways You Can Help

In addition to public outreach and contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berrien County Health Department is encouraging people who can help the community to do so. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells us there are plenty of