• Chamber Response 

    With the heightened concern around the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the situation and following best practices and guidelines provided by public health experts and government agencies. At this time we have closed our offices to visitors. We are available by special appointment only. Please contact us at 269-637-5171 or events@SouthHavenMI.com to schedule a time to meet with us.

    Please watch this page for continual updates and informational resources.


    How Our Community is Responding

    Anchor Baptist Church
    Sunday services will be live streamed on facebook. Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning 11am, Sunday night 6pm, and Wednesday night 7pm. 

    Andrea Olson - State Farm Insurance
    Most customer service can be handled by phone, including payments, claim information, and policy changes. Documents can be emailed or faxed. Customers can also use the drop box slot in our back door for payments. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 269-637-5655

    Apple Insurance
    As of Tuesday, March 17th, our office will be closed to the public. All customer service will be handled via telephone, text, email or fax. Contact information can be found at www.apple-insurance.net. Phone-269-639-2279, Fax 269-639-9355, Email: apple@appleinssh.com and text 269-225-6816.

    Ascension (Borgess Hospital)
    Ascension is working to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent the spread of infection while helping to ease access to care. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit our website: https://healthcare.ascension.org or call 833-981-0738. Online urgent care is also available through Ascension Online Care at a discounted $20 with the code HOME, for the month of March. So you can have a video visit with a doctor without leaving home. No insurance required.

    Bangor Banking Center a Division of Sturgis Bank & Trust Co.
    We apologize for any inconvenience as we implement “social distancing” safety precautions from the Centers for Disease Control.  During this time we will be conducting business using our drive-thru during business hours.  Please continue to use our ATM, Internet Banking, Mobile App, and Night Deposit.  Appointments may be scheduled.

    Bangor Public Schools
    Bangor Public Schools will be providing meals for all children 18 years of age and younger and to persons up to age 26, who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public education agency. No application or proof of income is required.

    Bayberry Cottage Design
    At this time, Bayberry Cottage Design is not accepting new clients, though we are working remotely and video conferencing with our existing clients. We will postpone opening the store until Memorial Day Weekend. In the meantime, we are pleased to offer virtual consultation services and special orders to you while we’re all stuck at home. Please reach out if we can help make your sequestered space a little brighter and a little more comfortable. If you need to reach us for any reason, please email us: info at bayberry cottage dot com or just use the Contact Us page on our website. Love, good health and peace to you and yours! We’ll see you this summer!

    Beyond the Spine Chiropractic & Massage
    As of 3/17/2020, our office suspended all massage services per Governor Whitmer’s order. We plan to resume those services unless otherwise ordered 4/14/2020. 

    We are currently staying open, by appointment only, for Chiropractic care and are asking all patients who feel they can wait until 4/13/2020 for an adjustment, do so and reschedule their appointments. However, our duty as healthcare providers in this time of crisis is to support the system as best we can. Therefore, we are asking any patient who feels an adjustment or series of adjustments will keep them from seeking care in the ER, Urgent Care or from taking opiods, call or text our office to discuss their symptoms and schedule an appointment. We are following all of the CDC’s procedures and guidelines for screening and sanitation and will be only seeing one patient in the building at a time. Thank you for your patience during this time as we add to the effort to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. ~ Dr. Christine Taylor

    Black River Books
    We have closed our store until further notice.

    Blueberry Store
    The Blueberry Store in downtown South Haven will be closed, effective Tuesday March 24th. We are looking to open back up mid-April. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our wareouse location is open. Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm for customer service. 63915 C.R. 388, South Haven, MI 49090 (877) 654-2400. www.TheBlueberryStore.com 

    Bluewater Vacation Rentals
    At Bluewater Vacation Rentals, our staff is continually researching and implementing new ways to do our part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and other communicable diseases throughout the community. Our high standards in maintaining a clean and safe environment remain, we have made proactive changes to our cleaning and sanitizing solutions. More attention to detail is being focused on “high touch” areas such as doorknobs, chairs, counters, toilets, phones, keyboards, tables, etc.  While we have always utilized disinfectant products we have added hospital-grade cleaners for surfaces and fabrics. 

    Bob's Processing
    We are open 8-5 Monday - Friday; Sat 8-12
    Bob’s will remain open to service our customers. We are taking measures to make sure the surfaces and environment is cleaned properly.  We have plenty of products in stock and ready.

    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    In support of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Bronson Healthcare is canceling elective surgeries and procedures starting Wednesday, March 18. Patients who have scheduled procedures will be notified.

    Bronson Wellness Center
    The health and safety of our members and staff is always the top priority here at Bronson Wellness Center. With the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the State of Michigan has placed new capacity limits on local establishments - including gyms and fitness facilities. Because of this, we have made the difficult decision to close the club until further notice.
    Calico Cleaning, LLC
    For the safety of our staff and the communities we serve, we want to let everyone know we ARE still open for business, however, please be patient and understand we may be short-staffed due to children being home and daycare closings. We have taken the necessary precautions, are following CDC standards and have everyone wearing the appropriate PPE needed to reduce the risk of being exposed, however, IF you are a client and feel uncomfortable with our cleaners coming to your home we understand. Please just give us a call and we can take you off the schedule until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be safe out there. This too shall pass - Kathy

    Casco United Methodist Church
    Our Sunday Worship Services and other program activities are canceled through March 29th. Phone:  269-227-3328.

    Chemical Bank
    Chemical banking centers temporarily moving to drive-up only. As part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending lobby access at all of our banking center locations.

    Caring like a neighbor is one of our core beliefs when serving customers and team members. To support our customers and communities, we have implemented new measures to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus. Click Here to learn what we can do to help. 

    Chicago Title
    Due to COVID-19 the Chicago Title offices in S/W Michigan will be closed to the public.  We are still working though to provide you with the same high level of service that you have come to expect. 
    Closings will still be scheduled at the offices by appointment only. Our phones are being answered and it is business as usual, just in a different way. Thank you for your support and stay safe!!

    City of Bangor
    City Hall will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. To help stop the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You may reach us by phone and bills may be paid online or left in the dropbox. We believe a temporary closing is in the best interest of the community.

    City of South Haven
    Press Release from the City of South Haven - South Haven Residents, Businesses Urged to Follow Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

    Starting Monday, March 16 – Thursday April 30th all new Internet Essentials customers will get 60 free days of service. They do not need to do anything additional to the normal application process. We are hoping to process applications as quickly as possible and turn them around within the typical 5-7 days. At the end of the 60 days customers will have the option to cancel the service and return the equipment without any charge. If they do not cancel they will start to be charged the normal $9.95 per month Internet Essentials price. The increased speeds apply to all current and new Internet Essentials customers and that speed increase is permanent. The best two ways to apply are at https://www.internetessentials.com/ (works with mobile devices) or by calling 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

    Consumers Credit Union
    Consumers Credit Union lobbies are closed except by appointment at select offices. Drive-thru teller service is available at all locations from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday. As always, our Interactive Tellers as ATMs and Online Banking services are available 24/7.

    Beyond the available technology, Consumers has deferral programs available for those struggling to make mortgage and business loan payments, and has relaxed guidelines around its Skip A Pay* program for other loans, including the following features:

    • may be used on most vehicle loans, recreational loans, unsecured personal loans (and this is new!)—credit cards and repayment accounts;
    • may be made every 30 days; and
    • may be requested without incurring a processing fee.

    Members needing financial assistance to make mortgage payments should call 800.991.2221. Most Skip A Pay requests can be processed online. Business banking members are asked to reach out to a business development manager directly. Learn more here.#WeAreHereForYou

    Country Life Natural Foods
    We have had to limit our hours of operation in response to the surge of orders we have been receiving recently. Please visit our website (www.clnf.org) before visiting for the most up-to-date information.

    Decadent Dogs
    Purchase your favorite items and have them delivered to your home OR you may choose in-store (curbside) pickup. Please remember we are open limited hours due to Covid-19: Open every day from 10am-Noon and 4p-6p

    Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
    Will close its district offices and other facilities to visits from the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Effective immediately and until further notice, this move is necessary to implement Governor Whitmer’s recommendations on social distancing and public gatherings. EGLE and its more than 1,200 employees will continue to work full-time to protect Michigan’s environment and public health.  EGLE team members will continue to interact—primarily via phone and email—with permittees and permit applicants, current and prospective grantees, members of the public, and other stakeholders. Staff contact lists will be posted on the front door of EGLE district offices.  Department-wide contact information is also available by clicking “Contacts” on the EGLE website. Other important EGLE public resources include the following: To lodge an environmental complaint or report an environmental emergency, please call the 24-hour Pollution Emergency Alert System (PEAS) at 800-292-4706. For media and general inquiries or referral to EGLE's network of technical staff, please call the Environmental Assistance Center weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 800-662-9278. For Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, please visit the FOIA page on the EGLE website or email egle-foia@michigan.gov.

    Eagle Street Market
    Eagle Street Market will be closed until further notice. We care about the health and safety of our wonderful customers and vendors. We are joining in the effort to flatten the bell curve of Coronavirus cases. Please stay at home and stay well.

    Elevate Mobile Massage Therapy
    Is still making house/business calls. All equipment is cleaned before and after sessions with hospital-grade germicidal cleaner, and sheets are washed and disinfected as well. Of course, if you are showing any signs of illness, please wait to make your appointment.  Call 269-888-1029 if you have any questions.

    Emma's Boutique
    We are postponing our soft re-opening until further notice. Stay safe out there! Will be closed due to COVID-19 until April 13th.

    To comply with Governor Whitmer's “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order announced today, our office will be closed at the end of the day and our staff will be working remotely. Toll-Free – (800) 272-7802; Office Number – (269) 342-1100

    Fifth Third Bank
    The bank is drive thru only 9-5 M-Thursday, Friday 9-6 Sat 9-12. Make appointments to see someone inside (same hours as drive thru) 269-639-2144 X 3 to ask any questions

    First Baptist Church
    As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Michigan, I feel it is in everyone’s best interests to cancel our worship services until further notice. This will eliminate anyone’s struggle as to whether or not they should attend. If you do not agree with this decision, I apologize. But know this, I have your best interests at heart.  We will announce any updates regarding possible alternatives.

    First United Methodist Church
    1st UMC continues to live stream "Who's on 1st?" Monday thru Friday at 3pm on our facebook page. Past videos are saved there as well.  Ranges from devotionals to music to discussions.  Wednesday features a prayer and healing service.  Sunday worship is on facebook live at 3pm. We continue to serve free meals on Tuesdays at 6pm.  This is a "drive through" service in the Huron St. parking lot.

    GingerMan Raceway
    Our main line is being inundated with calls asking what our plan is for Opening Weekend April 4th – 5th and beyond. Please know that it is our absolute intention to host every single event on our schedule. While this is the hope of everybody involved, we must adhere to all federal and state mandates. That being said we will open on April 14th and reschedule the April 4th – 5th event. All other events will be dealt with on an individual basis. Anyone that has registered for our opening weekend can now attend our Friday April 17th Fast Guy Day or sign up with 3 Balls Racing. Please keep checking here to see what the season holds for you. GingerMan Raceway is monitoring the situation daily. If we all do our part, we can get back on track sooner!

    The health of our customers and associates is our top priority. All of our stores are closing temporarily. We plan to reopen on Thursday, April 2nd at Noon.

    Harbor Toy Co. 
    Any changes to our hours of operation can be found on our Facebook page. In order to ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we are working hard to keep our store clean and sanitized.

    Hardt Insurance
    Hardt Insurance is abiding by the governor's March 23rd order under the state of emergency and is closing our physical office. Due to the required closure, we are unable to accept in-person payments at this time. We are still accessible by phone, email/web, or fax during normal Monday-Friday business hours. Visit us at www.hardtinsurance.com for contact information.​

    Honor Credit Union 
    We will remain open to serve you by drive-thru only during normal business hours. Please note that our member center lobbies will be accessible by appointment for special circumstances. This includes member centers without drive-thru service (Allegan, Buchanan & Connect Center). You can make an appointment by calling 800-442-2800 extension 2709.
    If you or your family have been impacted by COVID-19, and need financial support, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a Financial Relief Package to help you and your business. We understand that the scope of impact may include areas outside of your control and our team members are ready to provide financial guidance and discuss solutions that may be available to you. To find the solution that’s right for you, visit www.honorcu.com/coronavirus/.

    Hope Parent Resource Center
    Our office are closed to the public. We will be available to serve families who require emergency diapers/wipes via telephone. We have waived our age guidelines at this time to serve all in need. Both the We Care Baby Pantry 269-637-4342 and the HOPE Parent Resource Center 269-214-8798 will be working together to meet the needs of our community. All request for assistance will be handled via telephone. Please do not call the HOPE Parent Resource Centers office phone number for assistance as we do not have a volunteer to answer this line. Visit our Facebook Page:  HOPE Parent Resource Center for updates and information for your little ones.  Stay Safe!

    Janny’s Beach House
    We are closed but if you see something you like; in our window, on our website or social media, we will be happy to ship or arrange curbside pick-up.  Call: 269-639-2191, leave a message or email info@jannyinc.com, visit our website at http://jannysbeachhouse.com, Facebook and Instagram.

    Jensen's Excavating
    Jensen's Excavating will remain open for essential work throughout the Governor's Order. Our office will be closed to the public and supported by minimal staff. We will be available for essential needs such as septic cleaning, repair of water, sewer or septic facilities. We will also be open for commercial and municipal loading, dumping and delivery of construction materials to support other essential business and infrastructure operations. Please call 637-5642 or email Info@JensensExcavating.com for service.

    Kal-Haven Outpost
    We know as all of you do that we could use some outdoor time...
    While we aren't open for the season and our water isn't on yet we have a lot of open space for you to roam and shake off the indoor blues! We welcome anyone who wants (or needs) to get out of the house on a hike in the woods or fields we have you covered! Please bring hand sanitizer for kids who go on the playground... **The bathhouse is not operational yet, please do not use it**

    Kidzone childcare centers are closed March 18 through April 12.

    Lake Michigan College
    Lake Michigan College campuses will be closed to the public starting Friday, March 20, with a plan to re-open on April 13.  

    All face-to-face classes will continue in an online, distance-learning format beginning on Monday, March 23. We understand that students face technology barriers and other challenges to studying at home, and professors are prepared to be flexible and accommodating. Students without a home computer may contact the advising department to request a laptop to borrow at no cost.  

    The majority of services for current and prospective students will remain available remotely. Please call or email specific departments. 

    Landscape Design Services, Inc.
    Is doing our part to stop the spread of COVID 19.  Our office is currently closed, but I am working remotely from home.  I will be checking voicemail and email periodically throughout the day, and will respond as soon as possible

    Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
    We are cancelling the events scheduled at the museum on March 28 and April 4

    LifeBridge Church
    The church has left the building, but we are alive and well. Our Sunday gatherings are suspended indefinitely, but we are continuing to livestream a fresh Sunday morning worship experience at 10am each Sunday with music, message and updates. Find LifeBridge LIVE, serving opportunities and daily encouragement at Facebook.com/webuildbridges. For family-friendly devotional/activity guides go to facebook.com/LifeBridgeKids. This is not the time for the people of God to shrink back. It is the time for the church to rise up and be a life-giving force within the community, motivated by the love of Jesus. We are here to serve you.

    Masters Chiropractic 
    In these next few weeks of a difficult time and due to the executive order in Michigan effect 3/24/2020, We are going to have Emergency days and times to help sustain and protect life. We are here to help take the burden off of the Emergency room visits from musculoskeletal dysfunction, migraine or headache relief, stress, and anxiety to name a few.
    Our new hours will be: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-2pm. You can reach us by phone or Facebook messenger for special accommodations
    Please call beforehand so that we can limit the number of patients in the lobby. No extra persons will be allowed in with you. Also, if you answer yes to any of the following please contact your Primary health Physician:
    + If you have been in contact with a person with a positive diagnosis of COVID-19
    if you have:
    + cough the is severe within the last 48 hours
    + difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    + fever
    We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Take care and be safe

    Marovec Marketing
    Since my clients are in the restaurant and hotel industries, they are caught in the crossfire of this terrible situation. It has been heartbreaking to hear about the millions of people in  foodservice  and lodging being furloughed or losing their jobs all across the country. Through the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) non-profit association, I am working on proactive crisis communication with hospitality training and human resources professionals – helping them access online resources, discussion groups where they can ask their peers for solutions, effective distance education strategies, and social channels to keep them connected. We are also offering Virtual Meetings so they can discuss these crucial topics in small groups: Furloughs, Layoffs and RIFs, Dining Room Closures/Curbside Pickup/Delivery, and Combining Jobs to Save Payroll Dollars. A thoughtful and proactive approach by hospitality trainers can help keep employees and customers safe, and assisting in those efforts is where I am putting my energy right now. Wishing you good health, everyone!

    McFadden Friendly Motors
    Will reduce hours to Monday - Friday 9am to 2pm.  Service, Parts and Body Shop are open for business!  We are offering a 20% discount on all regularly priced Service, Repair, Maintenance and Parts pricing in an effort to help the community keep their vehicles performing their best during these extraordinary times.  We are making great efforts to keep our team and you safe from Covid - 19.

    Is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores, as well as dedicated hours for senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers and its team members. New store hours are as follows:
    - Meijer stores will close overnight at 10 p.m. local time, beginning Friday, March 20, and will open each morning at 8 a.m. local time.
    - Meijer Express convenience store locations will close overnight at 10 p.m. and open each morning at 8 a.m.; pay-at-the-pump fuel sales will remain available 24 hours a day.
    - Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for senior citizens and customers with chronic health conditions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. local time.
    - Meijer stores and pharmacies will provide dedicated shopping times for essential service workers and Meijer team members on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 a.m. local time.

    Temporary Store Hours Update:  Due to implementing additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures, our store hours are being changed immediately. Mendards store hours of operation will be:  Monday - Sunday:  6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday:  8:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

    Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists
    The Allergy department is closed until April 6th. 

    Michigan Gas Utilities
    Safety is at the center of all we do at Michigan Gas Utilities. As information about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are committed to taking preventive measures to reduce the risk to our communities while providing the essential services you depend on, including responding to any emergency situations. Through these unprecedented times, our focus remains on providing you with safe and reliable energy service. Thank you. It is through all of our collective efforts that we can reduce the risk to each other.

    Michigan Flywheelers Museum
    Because many of our members fall into the at-risk category for COVID-19, and to do our part to help contain the spread of the virus, the Michigan Flywheelers Museum’s Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel our Sunday, March 15 membership meeting as well as the next two Wednesday work days (3/18 & 3/25). As of today, the Sunday, April 19 meeting will be held as scheduled. If that changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. Stay healthy!

    Michigan Maritime Museum
    We have made the difficult decision to close the Museum to the public and cancel all public events beginning March 14th and lasting through April 8th. This includes our maritime lecture series as well as our Spring Break programming. We will also be suspending all volunteer activity through the 31st of March. We will continue to evaluate the situation on an ongoing basis. Every attempt will be made to reschedule events and activities for a later date.

    Michigan Movie Theater 
    Is closed until at least March 30th. 

    Michigan Secretary of State
    Starting March 25th, all 131 Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will be closed as part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order. Late fees will be waived for expirations that have occurred since the department first shifted branch operations on March 16. Michigan State Police have been notified of our limited operations and asked to notify local law enforcement agencies. The Department of State will work directly with the professional associations of critical infrastructure sectors to ensure they are provided services as needed. Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.  Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Secretary of State services during coronavirus outbreak

    Michigan Works!
    Effective March 24th, all Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass and Van Buren service centers will be closed for walk-in services and will shift to providing service remotely.
    Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren remains available to answer questions and assist the public and business owners across Southwest Michigan. To schedule a phone or virtual appointment with Michigan Works!, visit www.miworks.org or call 269-927-1799.
    Until further notice, Michigan Works! service center workshops, job fairs, and large group activities are postponed.
    To file an unemployment claim, please file online at: Michigan.gov/UIA or call 1-866-500-0017. You are not required to report in person at Michigan Works! to register for work.
    On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-10 to temporarily expand eligibility and lift reporting requirements for unemployment benefits. Under the governor’s order, access to benefits for unemployed workers will also be extended:

    • Benefits will be increased from 20 to 26 weeks.
    • The application eligibility period will be increased from 14 to 28 days
    • The normal in-person registration and work search requirements will be suspended.
    For full details, please click here.
    The coronavirus outbreak is rapidly evolving, and information and decisions are subject to change at any time. We will continue to follow the recommended guidelines by our public health authorities. Michigan Works! of Berrien, Cass, Van specializes in educating, training, and employing individuals of all ages. We work with local businesses to find out what keeps them up at night and help them tackle the most pressing challenges they may face, including attracting and retaining talent. For more information, visit www.miworks.org.

    Michigan Small Business Development Center
    Small Business Development Center is taking priority with existing businesses who are in crisis mode and need emergency assistance. Due to this we are currently not meeting with new startups. We expect this to last 4-6 weeks, but it could be longer. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. To help businesses get started, please visit our on-demand online library of business webinars and our guide-book for starting and operating a small business. These are great resources that’ll give the basics to starting a business in Michigan. The SBDC will not be meeting with clients face-to-face, instead we will set up phone call appointments or webinars.

    NEWAGE Laboratories
    We are implementing a plan to reduce face-to-face interactions with the public at the laboratory to essential interactions only. As of March 16th, the laboratory will remain open to the public for sample deliveries and sample container pick-ups, however all other customer services will be handled via telephone or email. When visiting the laboratory during this extraordinary time we ask that you be aware of social distancing and attempt to maintain a 6-foot distance from staff while exchanging samples and information. We are working to maintain a clean and sanitary environment for our workers and clientele. If you have been sick or experienced any flu-like symptoms over the previous 14 days and must drop off a sample or need sample containers we ask that you call ahead. We will prepare materials for you in the cooler directly outside the front door to facilitate you dropping off or picking up supplies while minimizing any potential exposure risks.  If you have any questions please contact us at -269-639-5658, Email: info@newagelaboratories.com.

    Old Harbor Inn
    Will remain open.  Lobby hours are shortened to 10-7 pm for the near future.

    Olive Cart
    Sorry we are closed by state order due to the virus outbreak.​ Please consider supporting our small business during these trying times by ordering online as we are still shipping to our customers.​ Use coupon code SHIPFREE for any orders of $75 or more from our website or call (269) 767-3698 to place your order. www.olivecart.com.

    Peace Lutheran Church
    All activities including worship gatherings have been suspended until further notice. Please see Peace Lutheran Church's website for information. 

    Roberta A. Otto, CPA PLC
    Staff will be working remotely effective Tuesday, March 24 and can be reached via phone and email.  At this time, we anticipate that all services will continue as usual with special arrangements for pick-ups and drop-offs (please call ahead).  We will, of course, be monitoring the ongoing developments regarding tax deadlines, small business funding, and payroll tax credits and other changes and keeping our clients informed.

    St. Basil Catholic Church
    St. Basil has suspended ALL Masses (weekend Masses now too) from Friday, March 20th until at least April 5th.

    Senior Services of Van Buren County
    Senior Services of Van Buren County would like to take this time to express our concern for the senior population in our community.  Michigan is becoming one of the fastest growing states for positive tests of the COVID-19 virus.  Because of this and because of the vulnerability of the people that we serve we are asking that you stay home and limit risk of exposure.  We also feel it is important to keep our staff safe so they have been working from home and continue to call clients and return messages from those of you who have called our offices.  If you need something we are still just a phone call away.  Call 269-637-3607 and leave a message, we are checking and returning calls within 24 hours.  Again, 269-637-3607, leave a message and we will return the call promptly.  We will return to the office once the stay in place order has been lifted by the governor.   If you have a medical emergency call 911 or your local physician.  We care deeply for all of you and wish we could wrap our arms around you all, however at this time we will just send our hug through this notice.

    SoHa Surf Shop 
    Will be closed due to COVID-19 until April 13th.

    South Haven Area Community Foundation
    Each and every one of our board members as well as our endowment partners are members of our community. We too are concerned about the Covid-19 virus and the potential for it to adversely affect each and every one of our community members. We want you to know we, are along with our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are in the beginning stages of reviewing our grant applications (deadline has been extended to April 6, 2020). 

    Our fellow 501c3’s are struggling and like our restaurant and bars in town are faced with laying off their help, many of whom are part time and even volunteers. We also recognize that many of these same 501c3’s count on each and every one of us for their support, both financial as well as time and talents. Please join us in this time of uncertainty by First: following the state and Federal guidelines “to flatten the curve”, keep yourselves and families safe, Secondly: where you are able, please remember our charities which are also our communitie’s treasures. Many of them have had fund raisers requiring attendance which is no longer possible. Where you can support them, we know they will appreciate it.

    South Haven Conference Center
    Will be closed due to COVID-19 until further notice. If you need immediate assistance you may reach me on my cell phone at 616-510-9909.

    South Haven Center for the Arts
    The South Haven Center for the Arts has canceled all events and will be closed through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Please look at  info@southhavenarts.org for updates on upcoming events and rescheduling.

    South Haven Eye Care
    South Haven Eyecare will be closing our office on Friday 3-20-20. This is to help reduce exposure to the virus for our patients, doctors, and staff. You will receive a call from us to reschedule your appointment if you have one already. We will continue to answer phones and be available for urgent issues. Please call our office with questions. If you have glasses or contact lenses to pick up, we will arrange a time to meet you “curbside”. 269-637-1442

    South Haven Insurance Services 
    Effective Monday 23 March, our office will be closed to the public. Customer service will still be handled via telephone, email and fax. Payments can be dropped off thru the office's mail slot. Phone: 269-637-2105; Fax: 269-637-5622; Email: jdorow@southhaveninsurance.com

    South Haven Kiwanis Club
    Will be  suspending our normal meetings for at least two weeks. Monday March 23rd there will be no meeting. 

    South Haven Memorial Library
    After a lot of thought over the constantly evolving situation concerning the coronovirus, the South Haven Memorial Library will be closed to the public through April 16. At that time there will be a redetermination as to reopening or extending the closure period. We ask that all library materials that are currently checked not be returned to the library building, and all fines during this period will be waived.

    South Haven Moose Lodge Family Center
    Closed until further notice. 

    South Haven Public Schools
    Closed from March 16 to April 13. South Haven Public Schools has developed a comprehensive plan in the event a long-term closure is necessary. One topic of discussion is the facilitation of educational activities to keep kids engaged in learning with as little disruption as possible. We are prepared to send a device home with each student in our district for these activities. Your child’s teacher would continue to communicate with you in the same online platform that they normally do, whether that would be Dojo, Facebook, Google Classroom, etc.

    As we begin the first week of the state-issued school closure, South Haven Public Schools is working to maintain services for our kids. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, we will begin providing a nutritious breakfast and lunch to all of our school families, regardless of free and reduced lunch status, with pick up and delivery options for your convenience! [Click Here to Read More]

    Las Escuelas Públicas de South Haven estamos trabajando duramente para mantener los servicios para nuestros estudiantes durante esta primera semana del cierre de la escuela emitido por el estado.  A partir de mañana, martes diecisiete de marzo, vamos a proporcionar un desayuno y almuerzo nutritivo a todas nuestras familias escolares.  Esto es separado del programa del estado de almuerzo gratuito o reducido.  Vamos a tener opciones de recogida y entrega para su conveniencia! [para obtener más información]

    South Haven Rotary Club
    Will not be meeting for the next three Tuesdays — March 17, March 24 and March 31.

    Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend our Tuesday morning meetings for the next 3 weeks. This decision is in keeping with emerging CDC and Michigan Health Dept. recommendations and is being made in the best interest of our members, guests and the South Haven Community. ~ Mark Odland, President

    The Community Dinner we serve at the Congregational Church on the third Thursday of the month WILL NOT be held this Thursday, March 19. These dinners have now concluded until next fall.

    South Haven Scott Club
    Book Club meeting on March 24th - Canceled 
    Program for April 7th - Canceled

    South Haven Steelheaders
    The South Haven Steelheaders will be cancelling their next two meetings. Those were scheduled for March 26, Best Chance Lake Michigan Fishing Seminar and April 23, The Michigan Sea Grant Southern Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop. Both events were to be held at the South Haven Moose Lodge. 

    South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    To our Valued Visitors and Guests:

    In compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order issued March 23, 2020, the Visitors Bureau office is closed.  Our staff is working from home and will respond to phone or emails messages.  Please contact us at 269-637-5252 or relax@southhaven.org.

    We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time and encourage everyone to follow this Executive Order to reduce the spread of this disease.

    Sincerely, your friends at the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau

    South Haven VFW Post 667
    We are sad to announce that we will be shutting down here at the vfw for at least a week, The safety and health of our members is our #1 priority. Stay safe and see you soon!

    Spectrum Health Lakeland
    Spectrum Health Lakeland is postponing all non-urgent and routine outpatient appointments in a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This applies to appointments with a doctor’s office, diagnostic testing, and appointments for therapies (e.g., occupational, physical, speech).
    Lakeland will continue to address the needs of patients by completing urgent, time sensitive appointments, tests and therapies. Patients are asked to contact their provider’s office directly if they have questions.
    Read more here: http://ow.ly/wsYN50yON8l

    State of Michigan
    On Monday, March 23, Governor Whitmer instituted Executive Order No. 2020-21, which states that to suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is reasonable and necessary to direct residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

    UPS Store 5080
    We are deemed an essential business and will remain open for you! Please contact us if you have questions. Our hours until April 13th are:  Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-1pm, Sun-closed

    Van Buren County Habitat for Humanity
    The Habitat Store in Bangor, Michigan will be closed until 4/13/2020 or later to keep our volunteers, donors and employees as safe as possible during these trying times.  Our office will only be available by appointment intermittently during this time.
    For questions or any updates, please email info@vbchabitat.org.

    Van Buren Public Transit
    We are providing transportation service to anyone for medical and grocery needs or to go to work.  We would like to assure everyone we have enhanced procedures by having our drivers disinfect, sweep and wipe down frequently touched surfaces on each bus before, during, and after shifts.  Our riders’ health and safety continue to be of utmost importance to us.  To schedule a ride or if you have questions, please call Dispatch at:  269-427-7921. 

    Offering seniors-only hour Tuesdays from 8am-9am (55+)

    Walmart Pharmacy
    9am to 7pm Monday through Saturday, and most pharmacies are open 10 am to 6pm on Sunday. Dedicated shopping hour on Tuesday morning from 6am to 7am for seniors.

    Walt Sicard Car Company and Service Center
    We are still open and doing our best to follow CDC guidelines and strategies while still providing the same quality service and care for our customers. We ask that for the time being, customers provide their own transportation to and from service. Please call ahead to discuss your needs and make appointments. We will be limiting the number of people in the office and waiting areas. All employees will be regularly disinfecting hands and work areas. Please stay home if you or anyone in your home is sick.

    We Care Inc.
    We will be following the State of Michigan protocols and recommend that our community follow them as well.

    SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED, We Care will be open to phone calls only for as long as our staff is able to come in. We will be closed to walk-ins. You can contact us at 269-637-4342 in South Haven, 269-427-9581.

    Wolverine Ace Hardware
    With the spread of Coronavirus across the country, we want to offer support and a steady hand knowing many in our town are fearful. Many of you are asking what you can do around the home to help prevent the spread of illness and keep your family safe. We're monitoring the evolving situation closely and are relying on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials to inform our recommendations. We're working with our suppliers to stock-up on in-demand items such as cleaning and disinfectant products, hand soaps, hand sanitizers and everything else you need to preserve and protect your home and your family.
    We realize minimizing contact can also help prevent the spread of illness, and we'll continue to offer several ways for you to get everything you need through Buy Online, Pick-Up in-store or Buy Online, Deliver from store. Visit us at Acehardware.com or call us directly at (269) 637-1915. We will deliver your order to your car, when you drive-up. We want to make it as convenient as possible for you to get the products you need, when you need them.


    To add your business update to our list, please email events@SouthHavenMI.com.