KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, the city announced Thursday.
The city say Coakley is recuperating at home and following safety protocols.
“My COVID-19 diagnosis is an important reminder for our community to remain vigilant and continue taking the proper precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Coakley said in a news release. “I will be self-isolating until I am cleared by medical professionals and will follow their guidance.”
In all, the virus has infected 421,137 people in Michigan since March and has been linked to 10,395 deaths.