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Posted on: March 25, 2020

County-wide law enforcement will not ask for travel documents

COVID-19 news update

Law enforcement agencies across Calhoun County have received questions about what documentation workers need if traveling to and from work during the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-21. This should only apply to workers who are considered critical infrastructure workforce.

Please note: Calhoun County law enforcement agencies countywide will not be stopping vehicles and will not be requesting any type of travel documentation.

Many businesses have reached out to all agency offices requesting guidance on travel documents that their employees should be carrying if they’re traveling out of county or to different jurisdictions. We are creating a recommendation outline for businesses based on their request. This is the letter that critical infrastructure workers would carry with them as they travel for work.

Please click this PDF

to see a letter template that businesses can use

This guidance is provided by the following law enforcement agencies:
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department
Battle Creek Police Department
Emmett Township Department of Public Safety
Albion Department of Public Safety
Marshall Police Department
Tribal Police Department (Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi)
Veterans Administration Police Department
Kellogg Community College Police Department

Law enforcement agencies also are receiving multiple calls that have been directed to them by Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office regarding implementation and enforcement issues. We are receiving many calls regarding complaints about businesses remaining open in violation of the Governor’s order. Currently, we ask the public to use good judgement when contacting law enforcement agencies regarding this. We are maintaining a list to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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For updates from Calhoun County, about County operations and COVID-19 in Calhoun County, visit the County website, calhouncountymi.gov .

For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus .

The State’s COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone who has questions or concerns related to the virus. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-535-6136. For state COVID-19 information, visit michigan.gov/coronavirus .


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