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 a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, which was approved at the Board Meeting on March 16, 2020. Additional measures have been added following further Executive Orders.

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. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Residents are encouraged to contact by email, USPS and the Drop Box. 
  • All public meetings will be canceled through or will be conducted electronically until further notice. See the Township Calendar for more details.
  • Passport and notary services are suspended until further notice.
  • Restrooms, play equipment and basketball courts at the Texas Drive Park and Farmers’ Market Pocket Park will remain closed until further notice.
  • The Farmers’ Market will start Saturday, May 16 with precautionary measures, including wearing face masks and exercising social distancing.
  • All Township businesses should follow the Kalamazoo County Health Officer’s Recommendation of Workplace Health Screenings to Protect the Health of Essential Service Workers

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. While we understand many are utilizing the Township’s parks and trails and the Al Sabo Preserve, we ask that you please maintain social distancing. Please park in the Al Sabo and Texas Drive Park overflow lot and avoid parking along Texas Drive or on private properties or private roads.

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: