Press Releases

For all media inquiries please contact:
Gillian Conrad, MPH
Communications Manager/Public Information Officer
office: 269.927.5624 

2020 Press Releases

October 22nd, 2020: Open Letter Issued Jointly from BCHD and Berrien County Schools regarding increasing COVID-19 cases in the area

October 5th, 2020: Statement from the Berrien County Health Department about Governor Whitmer’s revoked emergency powers and potential future local action

September 24th, 2020: Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination

July 14th, 2020: BCHD Releases Back2WorkSafe Online Employee Illness Tracking Tool

July 1, 2020: BCHD Works In Collaboration with Area Schools to Prepare Plans

June 30th, 2020: Benton Harbor Farmers Market Opens for 2020 Season

June 10th, 2020: BCHD Encourages Preventive Services Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

June 3rd, 2020: Health Department Monitoring Potential for Vector-Borne Illness in Berrien County

June 2nd, 2020: Berrien County Provides Additional COVID-19 Data on Updated Dashboard

May 28th, 2020: Michigan National Guard Assists with Voluntary COVID-19 Testing for Berrien County Jail and Long-Term Care Facilities

May 15th, 2020: Berrien County Organizations Provide COVID-19 Response Updates 

May 8th, 2020: Berrien County Departments Collaborate on Reopening Guidance for Workplaces

April 29th, 2020: Berrien County Announces Expanded Testing Capability for COVID-19

April 20th, 2020: Berrien County Encourages Residents to Contribute to COVID-19 Response

April 17th, 2020: Pine Ridge Focused on Resident, Employee Safety After Identifying COVID-19 Positive Cases

April 13th, 2020: COVID-19 Illness Cluster Identified at Benton Harbor Long Term Care Facility

April 10th, 2020: Berrien County Reacts to Michigan Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order Extension

April 9th, 2020: Berrien County Calls for Volunteers, Donations in COVID-19 Response

April 6th, 2020: Berrien County Officials Report 2nd Death, Urge Commitment to Social Distancing

April 3rd, 2020: Berrien County Extends Local State of Emergency

April 1st, 2020: Berrien County Officials Advise Residents to Call Hotline, Not 9-1-1 for Executive Order Questions

March 30th, 2020: Berrien County Announces First COVID-19 Death

March 26th, 2020: Berrien County Declares Local State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

March 24th, 2020: Berrien County COVID-19 Updates

March 23rd, 2020: Berrien County Clarifies Executive Order 2020-21

March 23rd, 2020: Berrien County Officials Emphasize Importance of "Stay At Home" Order

March 23rd, 2020: Berrien County Announces Additional Cases of COVID-19

March 21st, 2020: First Cases of COVID-19 in Berrien County

March 18th, 2020: Potential Exposure to COVID-19 at March 8th Concert in Berrien Springs

March 17th, 2020: Health Department Alters Program Operations in Response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020: Health Department Responds to State-Wide K-12 Closure due to COVID-19

March 3, 2020: Health Department Finds Possible Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure at Local Piercing Facility

2019 Press Releases

October 31, 2019: Berrien County Health Department Offers Water Filters to Residents in Village of Eau Claire  

October 2, 2019: Berrien County Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination for Residents

September 18, 2019: Health Department Recommends Actions to Protect Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

August 22, 2019: Get Kids Ready for School at Berrien County Health Department “Back to School Bash”

July 30, 2019: 4th Annual “Breastfeeding on the Bluff” Event to Celebrate Breastfeeding in Berrien County

June 20, 2019: Benton Harbor Farmers Market Set to Open on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

April 4, 2019: Health Department Brings Awareness to Alcohol Addiction during April

March 1, 2019: Health Department to Continue Water Filter Distribution in Benton Harbor

February 4th, 2019: Benton Harbor Water Filter Distribution

January 25th, 2019: Benton Harbor Residents Encouraged to Take Steps to Prevent Lead Exposure

January 23, 2019: Townhall Event to Provide Updated Information on City of Benton Harbor Water

2018 Press Releases

October 3, 2018: Residents Urged to Get Flu Vaccinations

August 27th, 2018: BCHD to Host 3rd Annual Back to School Bash