EAST LANSING, m. Those currently residing in these properties have been ordered to quarantine immediately for the next two weeks. In total, 39 large houses are now under compulsory quarantine.
Two houses were already removed from the list after investigation.
Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail made quarantine mandatory by an emergency order on Thursday afternoon. The new command allows additional properties to be added to the mandatory quarantine list as needed.
“The current situation deeply concerns me for MSU and the East Lansing communities,” Vail said. “Beyond this, our inability to contain this extremely high level of transmission will adversely affect other communities, services and businesses in the county. Ingham County has the highest COVID-19 risk in the entire Michigan state. We are indeed in a crisis situation, especially in East Lansing. We must do all we can to prevent the outbreak. “
The city of East Lansing has experienced a 315 percent increase in total case counts since 1 September. The increase in cases is almost entirely driven by an outbreak among MSU students.
Stored properties include 25 fraternity and sorority houses and 14 large rental houses. Quarantine was extended for three days for one fraternity and four psoriasis due to new cases and or exposure.
The health department will constantly monitor the situation. WILX will also keep you updated.
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