New COVID strain prompts 2-week pause of Michigan Athletics activities
The university said several people linked to the Athletic Department have tested positive for the highly-contagious strain of the virus. A Wayne County man tested positive for the variant and a total of five people tested positive in Washtenaw County. The University of Michigan confirmed to Local 4 the school issued a two week pause for all University of Michigan Athletics. COVID-19 TestingWashtenaw County Health Department is working with the Michigan Department of Health and local partners to provide additional, no-cost COVID-19 testing opportunities. More: Michigan health officials concerned over COVID variants
6 total cases of COVID variant reported in Michigan so far
The Washtenaw County Health Department announced Saturday, Jan. 23 that a total of five cases of the virus variant, also known as B117, have been identified in county residents. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) also identified one case of the virus variant in a Wayne County man. The Washtenaw County Health Department is warning residents of potential exposure sites, where patrons may have came into contact with the virus variant. A total of 5 cases of the variant have been identified and additional sequencing continues for other possible cases already positive for COVID-19. The virus variant has reportedly made its way to at least 20 states in the country so far.
Fenton funeral home listed as potential COVID exposure site
FENTON, Mich. – The Genesee County Health Department has identified a funeral home as a potential coronavirus exposure site. Officials said Friday that one confirmed case of COVID-19 has been linked to a visitation and funeral service at the Sharp Funeral Home in Fenton on October 30. Individuals who attended the visitation or funeral service are encouraged to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily.
St. Clair County restaurant listed as potential coronavirus exposure site
FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A restaurant in St. Clair County has been listed as a potential coronavirus exposure site. Patrons who visited the restaurant anytime between Oct. 18-22 are encouraged to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following their visit. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Prevention & TreatmentThere is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Health Department lists Port Huron bar as potential COVID exposure site
PORT HURON, Mich. – The St. Clair County Health Department has identified Roche Bar, located at 405 Quay Street in Port Huron, as a potential coronavirus exposure site after an employee tested positive. RELATED: Tracking the trends of how COVID-19 is spreadOfficials urge anyone who has visited Roche Bar between Oct. 17 and Oct. 25 to monitor for symptoms over the next 14 days and to seek testing. Patrons should take precautions to avoid transmitting COVID-19 to others. The health department listed the following steps to protect others:Wearing a mask or face covering when in public spacesPracticing social distancing- 6 feet or more away from othersAvoiding large gatheringsStaying home when you are sickAnyone who believes they might have coronavirus should follow the CDC guidelines. Michigan.gov has a list of resources available to those concerned about COVID-19.
PJ’s Lager House in Corktown closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure
DETROIT – Popular Corktown bar and music venue PJ’s Lager House -- ranked one of Detroit’s top five music venues -- will be closing temporarily due to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the employee has been placed under quarantine and the venue will not reopen until all staff members have two consecutive negative tests. Patrons who visited PJ’s Lager House, located on Michigan Avenue, between Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 are recommended to get tested. The restaurant said patrons can support the venue by purchasing merchandise during the closure. Michigan.gov has a list of resources available to those concerned about COVID-19.
2 Livingston County locations listed as potential coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure sites
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Two locations in Brighton and Fowlerville have been identified as potential coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure sites by the Livingston County Health Department. Two unrelated customers who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the Brighton restaurant on Sept. 18, according to the health department. One infected individual attended a rib dinner on Sept. 18, and the other attended a breakfast on Sept. 20 while symptomatic. COVID-19 symptoms can develop up to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily.