COVID-19 Update

On March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer announced a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order community mitigation recommendations and several executive orders to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Texas Township has developed an Operational Plan for Communicable Disease Response, which was approved at the Board Meeting on March 16, 2020. Additional measures have been added following Executive Order No. 2020-21.

The Township has taken the following steps to ensure the safety of the community, employees and visitors of the Township during this communicable disease outbreak:

  • Effective March 17, Township Offices are closed to the public until further notice.
  • Limited staff will be working in the office to provide essential services Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to contact by email, USPS and the Drop Box. Phone messages will be checked periodically. The office will be closed Fridays during this time.
  • All public meetings are canceled through April 5, 2020.
  • Building permits and inspections are suspended through April 13, 2020.
  • Passport and notary services are suspended until further notice.
  • Restrooms and play equipment at the Texas Drive Park and Farmers’ Market Pocket Park will remain closed until further notice.
  • The Clerk’s Office is available by appointment for Township Board candidate filings for the August Primary Election. The deadline for filing is April 21, 2020. 

The Township encourages all residents to follow CDC guidance on social distancing and exercise necessary precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens; please stay home and stay safe.

This situation may change quickly. Refer to these sites for current information and guidance on what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

If you have questions about COVID-19, both Kalamazoo County and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) have call centers available:

  • Kalamazoo County: 269-373-5267
    Operates Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • MDHHS: 1-888-535-6136 
    Operates Monday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

This situation may change quickly. Refer to these sites for current information: