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Spotlight 2021

An anchor for the community: Britten prepares for a new aspect of public health

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Nicki Britten had been planning for “the big one” her entire career.

“A pandemic was just always on the radar as something that could happen, but not driving all of your daily things,” she said in a recent interview. “I imagine it’s what people moving to the southern states think about hurricanes. You know it could come, it might not hit you when it comes, but when it comes, you’ll figure out what to do, or maybe it won’t be so bad.”


Berrien County Health Department Health Officer Nicki Britten, at left, and Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit, address the media concerning the declaration of a state of local emergency in Berrien County during a news conference in March 2020.

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