Battle Creek adapts city services amid latest COVID-19 surge

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Battle Creek Police Station, 34 N. Division St. in downtown Battle Creek.
Battle Creek Police Station, 34 N. Division St. in downtown Battle Creek.

Most City of Battle Creek buildings remain open to the public amid the surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant, but the police department is temporarily closing on certain days to help combat the spread of the virus among staff members.

The Battle Creek Police Department will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays until March 1, according to a city press release. Closures affect records services. Fingerprinting services won't be available until March 1.

The release noted that while city buildings remain open, a number of employees are working remotely and some departments are rotating staff who work in person.

All public bodies that do not have immediate business, or that have business that can wait a month, have postponed meetings. Meetings that must take place will be conducted in the Commission chambers when possible.

The Calhoun County courts have temporarily suspended all jury trials until Feb. 11.

Contact reporter Nick Buckley at nbuckley@battlecreekenquirer.com or 269-966-0652. Follow him on Twitter:@NickJBuckley

This article originally appeared on Battle Creek Enquirer: Battle Creek Police Department reduces office hours amid COVID surge

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