EAST LANSING, Mich.– Health authorities are now reporting 85 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases linked to a break out at an East Lansing bar as of Saturday.
A notice was released on Tuesday that 14 individuals who checked out the restaurant in between June 12-20 contracted the virus. The confirmed cases related to the break out site grew to 51 on Thursday and then 65 on Friday.
Ingham County Health officials state they anticipate the COVID-19 case numbers connected to this outbreak to continue to increase.
People who went to Harpers restaurant between June 12-20 are being asked to self quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for COVID-19 signs– which can establish for up to 14 days after direct exposure.
Bars and dining establishments in Michigan were enabled to reopen June 8 with guidelines designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Since Friday the Ingham County Health Department said 2 people who did not go to Harpers have checked favorable and they likely captured the virus from someone who was at the bar.
Officials say no hospitalizations are connected with this outbreak as of Saturday.
Health officials respond
” Anyone might have COVID-19,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail said. “You never understand due to the fact that some people with coronavirus are not yet ill, and some people never have signs of the illness.
Inspectors from the health department stated Harpers followed suitable security procedures. The bar voluntarily closed Monday to eliminate lines and customize its HVAC system, authorities stated.
” We know that the virus can be spread when people remain in close distance to each other and are not using face coverings,” MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said. “These favorable cases underscore the value of personal duty among our trainees, faculty and personnel, and taking the required steps to safeguard ourselves and others from the unnecessary transmission of COVID-19. This consists of wearing a cloth face covering in public areas and preventing large gatherings. Our prayers and ideas are with the members of our Spartan neighborhood affected by this virus and we want them a speedy healing. We will continue working in collaboration with the health department to facilitate any necessary contact tracing and enhance our efforts to educate our community on the significance of the preventative measures all of us must be taking.”
Anybody hoping to get tested for the coronavirus can call their physician or check out a testing website.
” Anyone could have COVID-19,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail stated.” We understand that the virus can be spread out when people are in close distance to each other and are not using face coverings,” MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said. “These favorable cases highlight the significance of personal duty among our students, faculty and personnel, and taking the essential actions to protect ourselves and others from the unneeded transmission of COVID-19. We will continue working in collaboration with the health department to facilitate any essential contact tracing and redouble our efforts to educate our community on the importance of the preventative procedures we all must be taking.”
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