Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response:
Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Kalamazoo RESA will be closed through April 13. Though our doors are closed, you can still reach our team by phone or email. Our staff is working with the Kalamazoo Health and Community Services Department, local school districts, the Michigan Department of Education, and other community partners to make sure students and families have the support they need, including access to food
Childcare Services for Essential Workers
Kalamazoo RESA is working to provide emergency childcare services to workers needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic. If you are an essential worker (health services, public safety, etc.) and need childcare, we are keeping an updated list of emergency childcare locations. Please complete the Essential Worker Child Care Intake form so we can continue to assess the county's need. If you have questions, please reach out to Rachel Roberts, Director of Early Childhood Programs at email@example.com or via phone at (269) 250-9855.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
- Shortness of Breath
Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or recently traveled from an area with an ongoing spread. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus is spread the same way the common cold or flu spreads—through close person-to-person contact of an ill person (within about six feet). This includes:
- A cough or sneeze from an infected person
- Touching a surface/object that has the virus on it then touching your mouth, nose or eyes
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
How can I protect myself?
Practice common cold and flu prevention steps like:
- Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place.
- If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Face masks are not recommended for healthy people.
Who are KRESA's Essential Workers?
Which KRESA staff are considered to be “essential workers?”
KRESA staff supporting public and private K-12 distance learning or performing other essential functions - including food service delivery, daycare services, business services, human resources, maintenance, custodial services, and technology services - are considered essential workforce. Teachers and instructional support staff are not to report to work on-site, but work from home.