Clear. 54.4   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Michigan State University students asked to self-quarantine after Covid-19 outbreak

September 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Health officials on Saturday asked Michigan State University students to self-quarantine immediately after parties contributed to 342 new coronavirus cases.

(CNN)Health officials on Saturday asked Michigan State University students to self-quarantine immediately after parties contributed to 342 new coronavirus cases.

"At least a third of new cases recently attended parties or social gatherings, and at least one third of those gatherings are associated with a fraternity or sorority," the Ingham County Health Department said in a statement.

The hundreds of new Covid-19 cases involving people affiliated to the university date to August 24, the health department said.

The outbreak started as students returned to the East Lansing area for the fall semester, the department said.

The quarantine recommendation isn't an "emergency order," but the health department warned that "more stringent and mandatory restrictions will be imposed if students do not comply and break the transmission cycle. "

The health department said it will look at houses licensed for more than 10 unrelated people "to see if additional measures are warranted. "

"I am concerned about the health and safety of the MSU community and importantly, I am seriously concerned that unchecked transmission locally will affect the health and safety of all Ingham County residents," Vail said.

They are permitted to attend "in-person instruction, labs, and intercollegiate athletic training," the health department said.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions