Southwest, MI – An indoor wedding reception near Detroit is being linked to five confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to the Associated Press, the wedding took place on July 18 at Crystal Garden Banquet Hall in Southgate, about 18 miles southwest of Detroit.
According to an investigation with Wayne County’s Public Health Division, more than 100 people attended the wedding. Those who have tested positive have been instructed to self-segregate and continue to have access to those in the county who determine there are more cases.
The marriage appears to have been caused by a violation of the Executive Order of the Government of India, which limits the number of people who can gather for an indoor event. Currently the order does not call for more than 10 people for one indoor event and 100 outdoor.
Wayne County is now arriving at all banquet halls to remind the state order and will increase the number of inspections at banquet halls and other large venues.
“The safety and protection of Wayne County residents is our top priority,” said county health officer Carole Ostberry. “Businesses should be intentional about limiting the spread of COVID-19 and following the rules to save lives.”
Michigan has confirmed 79,176 COVID-19 cases since the epidemic began in March.
In addition to regularly washing hands and not touching your face, officials recommend practicing social disturbances, assuming anyone can carry the virus.
Health officials say that if possible you should stay at least 6 feet away from others and work from home.
Use disinfected wipes or disinfectant spray cleaners on frequently touched surfaces in your home (door handles, taps, countertops) and carry hand sanitizers with you when visiting places like the store.
Michigan Gov. Gechen Whitmer has also issued an executive order requiring people to cover faces on the mouth and nose inside enclosed, public spaces.
Read all of MLive’s coverage on coronovirus at mlive.com/coronavirus.
Additional information is available at Michigan.OV/Coronavirus and CDC.OV/Coronavirus.
Full coverage at mlive.com/coronavirus
Wednesday, July 29: Latest developments on coronavirus in Michigan
Michigan reports 669 new coronavirus cases for Tuesday, July 28
42 COVID cases involving Christian youth camp in Gladwin County