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Special Announcement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

By Midwest United FC- Kalamazoo, 09/18/19, 8:45PM EDT

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Midwest Families,

Midwest United FC will always put the the safety of our players ahead of all other things.  With the recent request from the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Service Department asking schools and municipalities to consider canceling outdoor events or moving them inside if they are scheduled after dusk.

Starting tomorrow, Sept. 19, the 530-7p training will now be 5-615p and the 7-830p will be from 615-730p. Please make sure that your car pools make the adjustments for the start and end of training given the situation.  Also, we recommend that you follow the guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services listed below.

"The best way Michiganders can protect themselves is to follow these steps" to avoid mosquito bites, said Lynn Sutfin, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

Please make sure that to apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved product to exposed skin or clothing, and always follow the manufacturer's directions for use.

As spectators, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors. Apply insect repellent to clothing to help prevent bites.

 https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/tech/symptoms.html

Thank you for your cooperation and concern with this unique situation!

Midwest United FC Kalamazoo Board of Directors